Thursday, December 10, 2009


The MSAA magazine is printed and now it's time to make a program + poster. Here's a preliminary layout idea for the awards ceremony program:

The real deal

Hot off the press! At a print run of 3,000, this little 20-page ditty is printed on Sappi Flo Dull with an aqueous flood throughout.

To brighten our day in DesignWorks today, a friend of mine sent this adapted version of a photo from my last post. The maker of this image is unknown...but it sparked a studio caption contest.

I'm looking forward to seeing more entries. We got one so far:

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Press check!

On Thursday, I was at Modern Press to press check the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards magazine. A few things needed to be changed, so new plates had to be burned. The piece will likely be printed on Monday or Tuesday of next week. The piece is a 20-page magazine printed on Sappi Flo Dull stock with an aqueous flood throughout. This was the first press check I was able to go on for my job in DesignWorks- 'twas fun!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Sneak peek

of this year's MSAA magazine:

Monday, November 2, 2009

More Jet-Puffed

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's been a while

I've been crazy busy this semester, but haven't put much work up yet. Here's a quick sketch of a project I'm working on now. I'm aiming to create a satirical How-To guide for designing food packaging to look "farm fresh." This is a sketch for the 'how it works/how it all comes together' at the end of the How-To guide.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


The first and a very rough, motion sketch of a campaign I'm working on for Knowteria, a Mpls-based independent research company. I created the identity system this summer through my internship at The Thorburn Group. Storyboards and concepts are in the works for a couple of 15 second TV spots and a 30 second spot. A stationery system is also in progress and will be printed with local letterpress studio, Studio On Fire. I will be working with Evan Nagan on a website design as well. Hooray! I'm excited to see it all come together. Click here to watch the clip:

Friday, September 11, 2009

DesignWorks blog

Check out the work of myself and my friends/co-workers/classmates at the MCAD DesignWorks blog!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A sketch...

...for an upcoming project inspired by the videos in my last post:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


So good to be back in Motion Graphics! Drool-worthy pieces from Stardust and Onesize:

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


single-fold menu (exterior)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Identity system sketches/ideation

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

More process

Presented these three concepts to the client today. We are hoping to build a brand experience based on the third option, the black and yellow cafeteria theme.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Identity progress

Today my lovely co-workers bought me cake and ice cream to celebrate my birthday a couple days early...and I worked on identity system ideas for a new independent research company.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Seein' Red

...but lovin' it.

Some ideation for icons to denote winners of U B the Judge. (work for my internship at The Thorburn Group)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

MCAD vitrine posters

Close-to-final but still in-progress images for MCAD's next poster series using the "pic popsicles" I built out of clay and Alex Roche's paper pic cut-outs

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Final sweatshirt design for the Minnesota Synchronettes trip to Nationals



application on white hooded sweatshirt w/ girl's names along the sleeve in teal and aqua for two different teams

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Trek 100 cycling jerseys!

Here they are in the flesh, rather, on the flesh: the cycling jerseys I designed for Team Oracle for the Trek 100 that took place yesterday, June 6, 2009.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Oh hey again...

...Summer has been busy so far. Please excuse my lack of posts. I got an internship! at The Thorburn Group. Here's what I'm working on now. It's a sweatshirt design for the Minnesota Synchronettes synchronized swimming team's trip to Nationals in Gainesville. It's a quick project for one of my supervisor's daughters. The team is made up of girls around age 11 who love Juicy Couture.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Pic popsicles

MCAD's identity includes a large system of graphic elements called "pics." My current assignment in DesignWorks is to design a bunch of posters that will go in the permanent frames around the school, and a triptych at the top of a main staircase. The posters will go up after commencement and be up throughout the summer during youth programs, so I chose to create pic ice cream bars–"pic popsicles"–out of clay and stage a photo shoot with a mock ice cream cart and MCAD students holding the pic popsicles, looking like they're having the most fun they've ever had, of course. The triptych will be a collaboration with Alex Roche who is making cut paper patterns out of the same six pics which will serve as streamers that decorate the ice cream cart and can be used as framing elements for the posters. Here is my progress so far!

Monday, May 4, 2009