Grain of Sand, 
Print Design

Sand is the foundation of our build environment. It’s a part of the concrete that makes up our city buildings, the windows placed in them, and the asphalt that makes up our roads—and we are slowly running out of it.

“Grain of Sand” is large-scale book that revolves around the 99% Invisible episode “Built on Sand,” with additional supportive texts on the encompassing theme of overconsumption. In its design, the book plays with sand’s relationship with fragilty and strength. The thin serif chosen for the quotes, while feeble on its own, forms a strong typographic form when compressed down together. The use of small monospace body copy alludes to the texture and scale of grains of sand. The exploration of scale nods towards the large impact of something so small on our civilization and the size of our unnecessary overconsumption.

Laboratory for Suburbia,
Web Design & Identity

Website and identity for Laboratory for Suburbia, an art and design project hosted by the St. Louis-based ︎︎︎The Luminary exploring the political possibilites of the American Suburb. Designed and built in ︎︎︎Cargo in collaboration with ︎︎︎Maddy Angstreich. 

Combining the ideas of suburban sprawl and a science laboratory, the identity reimagines suburban homes as a cell under a microscope, multiplying into a vast landscape. The primary display type and color nods to American highway signage, common artifacts of the road system that’s key to the suburbs’ proliferation.

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Elena Heatherwick,
Website & Materials

Website and collatoral created for London-based freelance photographer Elena Heatherwick. The photography is given space to shine, coupled with warm typography that supports the distinct sense of storytelling across her work.

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Museo Stibbert,
Visual Identity

Identity for a museum in Florence, Italy, that is home to a vast collection of European, Middle Eastern, and Asian armor, as well as ceramics, costumes and paintings. The identity merges together the broad-nib pen and blackletter references found throughout the museum with an abstracted representation of sword blades, which aims to encompass the diverse array of armor and swords found in the collection. The jewel toned color palette is sampled from the museum’s rich-colored interior. The identity aims keep to the adherence to order and organization in the museum through its applications.

Type Design & Web Development

Astro originally came into being as a web-based interactive typeface built with HTML, CSS, and Javascript. It explored constantly changing positions and parallax movement according to the user’s mouse. By mousing over the user can also change the size of the modules, creating a sense of dimension within each letter. The website is currently a work in progress, but you can see a peak of it ︎︎︎here. It has been since adapted to an experimental static typeface, with a focused on exploring the repetitive texture of the outlined modules.