Screen printed movie poster (24x36).
Movie poster (24x36). Inspired by the vintage Volkswagen ads from the 1950-60s from DDB.
Brief: Seattle Design Festival’s Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities competition. Provide urban design solutions that promote belonging, dignity and resilience for immigrants and refugees navigating the challenges of urban life in their local community.
Transportation is vital in providing people access to employment, higher-education opportunities, and promoting social-inclusion. Tether concentrates on how to alleviate the challenges faced by immigrants and refugees using Sound Transit’s bus network. This is accomplished through the infusion environmental graphics and installation of networked hardware devices across the existing bus system. Think of this two-prong approach as “training wheels” for an already well-constructed system, meant to be a teaching device that bridges the cultural/communication divide.
At the heart of Tether is the ORCA card. Reimagined as a mapping tool, these cards will now remember specific bus stops (or anchor points) used during the a person’s commute. Existing stops are retrofitted with anchor devices which use NFC technology to tether ORCA cards to that specific stop. Once tethered, the anchor devices dispense a unique (to that stop) identifier sticker to be placed on the ORCA card. In conjunction to anchor devices, each stop is also equipped with signage which corresponds to same identifier stickers.
While volunteering for the biennial American Institute of Architects Southwest Washington (AIASWW) Luxuries of Life – Dinner and Auction, I was responsible for designing the event’s invitations. Drawing from the original peacock logo and the formality of the night itself, I wanted to carry this “sophistication” and “elegance” into design and typography of the invitation.
Brief: Architects without Borders’s Ready to Rumble: Earthquake Awareness competition. Propose life-saving tools, methods, systems, or products in order to provide Seattlites greater awareness to the seismic activity of the region and to better prepare them in the event of the “big one.”
EarthBuoys are intended to be deployed across the city, networked & scaled according to the local neighborhood. Containing all the necessary emergency supplies and equipped with the latest in seismic surveillance and AR technology, buoys serve as bases for first responders.
As part of the Pecha Kucha Tacoma team, I was responsible for creating all the event posters. Beyond promoting each event, the posters were designed to share a recognizable design that would further establish the unique identity for Pecha Kucha Tacoma.
Book: Moleskine Plain Reporter Notebook
Pen: Sharpie Pen, Fine.
Began as sketching practice during my lunch breaks but would evolve into a series that I was deeply passionate about - attempting to capture Tacoma one sketch at a time.