For this spec project, I was responsible for the image concept along with retouching, combining a series of images and creating a layout suitable for multiple sizes and formats, as well as blending and retouching the Twizzler web (my project partner's focus).
Desert Nightscape Illustration
A vector illustration personal project inspired by the American Southwest. I wanted it to capture the dreaminess of looking out over the open Sonoran Desert at dusk and dawn. All of the vector art and some of the texturing was done in Illustrator; recoloring and additional texturing was added in Photoshop.
Neon Shawarma + Animation
Inspired by the shawarma restaurant featured at the end of the Avengers movie, I designed this neon animation as part of an experiment with After Effects. I designed, illustrated, lettered, and animated this sign for the Skillshare course "Animating With Light" as a fun independent project celebrating one of my favorite movies.
One version features a variety of draw-on and subtle 3D motion techniques while the other focuses on recreating a more traditional neon look.
Neon Shawarma | Complex Version
O Brother Where Art Thou? Film Title Redesign
Using the Coen Brother's Dust Bowl-era period film, I redesigned and animated a new film title sequence. It has continually been one of my favorite films, year after year, because of their creative reimagining of the classic story of Homer's tale, The Odyssey.
Inspired by their dedication and detailed accuracy to the 1937 Mississippi setting, I created a new set of titling inspired by the era's handmade and embellished signage. Much like the little shops on the small town streets of the film, I incorporated elaborate flourishes and calligraphic elements into the new titles. This has been one of my favorite projects to work on, as it encompassed both my love for the films of the Coen Brothers as well as my passion for unique typography and lettering.
This project was made using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. All footage and music was taken directly from the film (O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Dir: Joel Coen – 2000; Music: T-Bone Burnett). This piece was presented as part of my final project for a motion graphics course at School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
This is a large-format illustrated infographic poster explaining a potential internal thought process following a large-scale mistake. It profiles the event of Lindsey Jacobellis' 2006 Torino Olympics mistake leading to her forfeit of the US gold medal in Women's Snowboard Cross. The illustration is composed entirely of pen-drawn shapes created in Adobe Illustrator. Dimensions: 32" x 70".
Hook Holiday Card
For the holidays, three of us from Hook's Studio department (two designers + one animator) decided to make a short animated holiday card to celebrate. Inspired by stop motion and cut paper animations, we decided to simulate the process in After Effects to best collaborate between coasts while still retaining the personal feel of a handmade film environment.
The three of us worked together over several weeks to help this project come together. I worked with the other designer to come up with the idea and the art direction as well as the illustration for this project. The motion designer animated the project in After Effects after we prepared the assets in Illustrator and provided feedback to make sure that we achieved the correct look and feel with every part of our digital card. Every week, we presented our progress to our department culminating in a final presentation and greeting that was sent to everyone in our company in both offices (Ann Arbor and LA).
Hook Happy Holidays Card
An infographic explaining the events leading up to and during the US/Canadian Northeast Blackout of 2003. This project was completed as a part of a two-person team. As a collaborative effort, we divided the work into general sections and then worked together on copywriting, continuity, and art direction. I designed the poster's iconography and the sections relating to the explanation of power and its role in the Blackout (left side and center).