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It's a pleasure to curate this selection of my work for the search committee. As I went through my portfolio, especially when reviewing the pieces of experimental design and typography, I began having so many ideas on how I could form a curricculum and inspire students. I hope you enjoy viewing these pieces as much as I enjoyed creating them. If you would like to discuss any particular pieces at length, or have questions that are not answered on this website, please feel welcome to contact me using the form below. I have included links to my complete academic student portfolio, as well as my professional work. Thank you for your time and consideration.

Recent Work

Get Out the Vote 2016

Objective The “Get Out the Vote” campaign invites members of AIGA to create nonpartisan posters and videos that inspire the American public to vote. “Get Out the Vote, an AIGA Design for Democracy initiative, enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign. By motivating eligible citizens to register and turn out on election day, Get Out the Vote fulfills an ongoing AIGA objective of demonstrating the value of design to the public, public officials and business by providing a clear call to action for an activity that is important to everyone.”

VCU Department of Music Guitar Series Promotional Materials

Objective Posters, flyers are created for each season. An annual event presented by the VCU Department of Music.
The Guitar and Other Strings Series is held every July and features all styles of music — jazz, bluegrass, folk, Celtic, flamenco, classical and blues. The series began in 1992 and continues to feature nationally and internationally acclaimed artists in concerts and workshops..

EPackaging Templates: Paper Engineering for Professionals ebook [1]

Objective This book show-cases paper-engineering & real templates to create all types of packaging. To demonstrate how to cut and fold paper into containers, boxes, and packages that are functional, attractive, and well designed. The FREE graphics included with this title are Illustrator / Freehand packaging templates for you to use with your PC & Mac. See more at: http://www.vizebooks.com/bookstore#bookdetails-packaging-templates Page 1 of 2.

Packaging Templates: Paper Engineering for Professionals ebook [2]

Objective This book show-cases paper-engineering & real templates to create all types of packaging. To demonstrate how to cut and fold paper into containers, boxes, and packages that are functional, attractive, and well designed. The FREE graphics included with this title are Illustrator / Freehand packaging templates for you to use with your PC & Mac. See more at: http://www.vizebooks.com/bookstore#bookdetails-packaging-templates Page 2 of 2.

100s Visual Ideas: Packaging & Labels [1]

Objective This book is a bible for anyone serious about packaging and label design. All the templates demonstrate how to cut and fold paper into containers, boxes, and packages that are functional, attractive, and well designed. The FREE graphics included with this title are Illustrator / Freehand packaging templates for you to use with your PC & Mac. See more at: http://www.vizebooks.com/bookstore#bookdetails-100s-of-packaging-labels page 1 of 2

100s Visual Ideas: Packaging & Labels [2]

Objective This book is a bible for anyone serious about packaging and label design. All the templates demonstrate how to cut and fold paper into containers, boxes, and packages that are functional, attractive, and well designed. The FREE graphics included with this title are Illustrator / Freehand packaging templates for you to use with your PC & Mac. See more at: http://www.vizebooks.com/bookstore#bookdetails-100s-of-packaging-labels page 2 of 2

VCU Department of Music | Flamenco Festival

Objective Posters, flyers are created for each season. A three-day festival, presented by Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts Department of Music, highlighting all aspects of flamenco, including guitar-playing, dancing and singing. The festival features three concerts and a flamenco guitar workshop.

VSU Department of Art & Design Brochure

Objective A brochure design and developed to recruit potential students to the VSU Department of Art & Design. The brochure highlights student works, as well as a detail of curriculum and program requirements.

Virginia State University ROTC Trojan Warrior DVD

ObjectiveA cd cover insert and label for a documentary highlighting the Virginia State University Trojan Warriors, Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC

L.I.F.T. Facial Acupuncture Website

Objective An ecommerce website developed for a client who provides facial acupuncture. The site was written in HTML & CSS.

VSU Summer Study Abroad Brochure

Objective A brochure outlining the summer study abroad ­ program developed in cooperation with Virginia Tech.

BSHSI CSB

Bon Secours Richmond Healthcare Foundation Community Services Brochures

Objective: A comprehensive booklet / brochure to promote the services offered by Bon Secours Richmond Healthcare. The project began in 2004 with this the third consecutive edition. The booklet gives an overview of all the current community services projects conducted by Bon Secours Richmond Healthcare. The booklets are designed to fit into a common stand-up holder, found in most doctors offices and hospitals.

Simon's First Year Book [1]

Objective A self-initiated project. After the birth of my first grandchild, I wanted to chronicle his first year of life. Introducing him to his family and memories of his first year. Page 1 of 2.

Simon's First Year Book [2]

Objective A self-initiated project. After the birth of my first grandchild, I wanted to chronicle his first year of life. Introducing him to his family and memories of his first year. Page 2 of 2.

2010–2014 Virginia State University Achievements Booklet

Objective A brochure depicting the accomplishments of Dr. Keith Miller, President of VSU during his tenure.

US / China Typographic Exchange Poster

ObjectiveIn March of 2013, an exhibition of 100 typographic posters by 50 American and 50 Chinese designers will begin their tour in China. On June, 7th, 2013 this same collection will begin its tour in the United States starting at Richmond, Virginia's Gallery5. The mission of this exhibition is to introduce both culture's respective use of typography while helping us better understand our own use of language and inspire new typographic approaches.

Typographic Experimentation

Objective A personal project exploring the use of photography, Photoshop painting and typography, arranged in an experimental typographic/image layout in digital typographic experiments.

Objective Objective The “Get Out the Vote” campaign invites members of AIGA to create nonpartisan posters and videos that inspire the American public to vote. “Get Out the Vote, an AIGA Design for Democracy initiative, enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign. By motivating eligible citizens to register and turn out on election day, Get Out the Vote fulfills an ongoing AIGA objective of demonstrating the value of design to the public, public officials and business by providing a clear call to action for an activity that is important to everyone.”

Student Work

Experimental Typography [1 of 2]

VCAD499: Special Topics/Experimental Typography
Objective: Using a single letter (point): word (line): “type” text (plane): as provided, students were to construct 8x8 typographic experiments based on the factors in a provided morphology.

Experimental Typography [2 of 2]

VCAD499: Special Topics/Experimental Typography
Objective: Using a single letter (point): word (line): “type” text (plane): as provided, students were to construct 8x8 typographic experiments based on the factors in a provided morphology.

Designer Grid Exploration

VCAD201: Typography I
Objective:Each student was given a designer to explore. They were instructed to research the designer and create a grid based on a combination of the designer's work. The final solution was to represent the designer in a 10x10 mini poster.

Corporate Identity Systems

VCAD499:Special Topics/Systems in Design
Objective:Select a company and a location and design a corporate identity system, to include stationary, signage, website, advertising and collateral pieces. All collected into an identity standards manual

Magazine Cover / Layout

VCAD315: Publication Design
Objective: Design a unique cover and spreads for a fictious magazine, “By Design”, witten, photographed and designed with original, student generated content.

Bringing It All Together

ARTS104:2D Design/ColorTheory
Objective:Select an architectural landscape, grid 5 equal squares and paint a different color scheme in each.

Wine Label Package Design

VCAD415: Package Design
Objectivedesign a wine label for a wine from a fictitious Virginia winery that will compete in the international marketplace as well as being unique to Virginia. The wine industry in Virginia is an important part of the Virginia economy

Descriptive Package Design

VCAD415: PackageDesign
Objective:Select a word [adjective] and an item. From this combination, create an identity and package for your item. Choose one of the following clients: Mattel, Ace Hardware, or Crate&Barrel.

CreateAthon onCampus [1 of 2]

Objective: CreateAthon onCampus is a 24-hour, work-around the clock creative blitz during which student teams provide non-profit marketing services on a pro bono basis. Students can be involved at a variety of levels. Team Leaders enroll in a semester-long Spring course where they learn account management, leadership skills, strategic and project development, all while serving one nonprofit client. Team Members commit to the 24-hour creative blitz held during Spring Break. Local professionals and faculty mentor the teams to develop and produce a wide range of work with inspiring and fulfilling results for both the community and the students.

CreateAthon onCampus [2 of 2]

Objective: CreateAthon onCampus is a 24-hour, work-around the clock creative blitz during which student teams provide non-profit marketing services on a pro bono basis. Students can be involved at a variety of levels. Team Leaders enroll in a semester-long Spring course where they learn account management, leadership skills, strategic and project development, all while serving one nonprofit client. Team Members commit to the 24-hour creative blitz held during Spring Break. Local professionals and faculty mentor the teams to develop and produce a wide range of work with inspiring and fulfilling results for both the community and the students.

Warhol Insprired

ARTS104:2D Design/ColorTheory
Objective:Select an image to paint in the style of Andy Warhol’s, Marilyn Monroe.

Monchromatic Painting

ARTS104:2D Design/ ColorTheory
Objective:Using an original photograph,locate the highlights, shadows and midtones and create a painting using any color of their choice.

Design A Type "Face"

VCAD202: Typography II
Objective:Create a portrait using only type as the medium. Portraits were restricted to black and one addtional color.

Typeface Poster

VCAD202: Typography II
Objective: Select a typeface and create a 16x20 poster depicting the era of the time period in which the typeface was created.

2016 Get Out the Vote Student

VCAD416: Advertising Design
Objective: The students were given the opportunity to participate in the “Get Out the Vote” campaign“ an AIGA sponsored event to create nonpartisan posters to inspire the American public to vote. “Get Out the Vote, an AIGA Design for Democracy initiative, enables designers to engage in the public arena by contributing to a coordinated voter mobilization campaign.

Motivational Campaign

VCAD416: Advertising Design
Objective: Select from two current topics in the news effecting human health. The topics were the Zika Virus and the Flint, Michigan water crisis. Students were are asked to research the topic and concept a motivation message that would translate into a minimum of three forms of visual communication.

Printing Process Booklet

GDES 491 Special Topics: Commercial Printing Processes.
Objective: Research, write and design an informational brochure about a chosen printing process.

Systems Design

GDES 410 Systems in Design. Corporate Identity System.
Objective: Research, create, develop, design and implement a corporate identity system.

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