The Coffeewoman was created to support connections, encourage mentorship, and inspire meaningful conversations between female coffee professionals. It consists of regional events, and online content, devoted to supporting, encouraging, & inspiring coffee professionals.
Over time, I have created assets such as the logo, posters, advertisements, and totes for this movement. The logo shows the strength and balance it takes to be a barista. And the additional assets show a network of women building each other up as they move and grow in the coffee world.
As a Graphic Designer Contractor on the Global Creative Team at Electronic Arts, I was involved in the creative process from concept and development through design and production of mobile marketing, branding, and social creative in support of Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes. My responsibilities included, character paint over/illustrations, building decks for campaigns, creating scenes in unity for social ads, and production and resizing of assets before localization.
Illustrations were created to support articles in Barista Magazine.
The Basic Barista Fitness layout appears in the February/March issue, and features a scene to show how fitness both inside and outside the cafe can contribute to overall strength in mind and body.
The Mental Health + Self Care for Baristas layout appears in the April/March issue, and features a broader scene using some of the same characters from the previous article. It shows different ways that some show self care whether through exercise, reading, or interaction with those they care about.
Posters were created to promote different events for artists and organizations as part of freelance work.
In addition, some poster designs were created as part of the curriculum at Seattle Central Creative Academy. Content and methods each week were different to both challenge our creativity and to stretch us as designers by pushing us out our comfort zone. Some posters depicted quotes or shows at the theater, while others were for music, movies, and local advertisements.
I worked with owner Laila Wilbur on a logo for Cherry Street Coffee House. When we reached a design direction that we liked, Misha Zadeh collaborated with us, creating the beautiful water color cherry branch that is part of the design.
I spend 30 minutes creating digital paintings, to practice painting in photoshop, and to train my eye see and represent shadows, texture, and color. These sketches/color study pieces are based on photos or details from photos found on the internet.
As a Graphic Designer Contractor on the Global Creative Team at Electronic Arts, I was involved in the creative process from concept and development through design and production of mobile marketing, branding, and social creative in support of Madden Mobile Season 3. My responsibilities included, character paint over, layout, building decks for campaigns, and production and resizing of assets before localization.
I began work at the ACLU this year. The scope of work varies based off of campaign or project needs. Projects include creating informational cards for specific campaigns, know your rights wallet card materials, spreads for newsletters and annual reports, and graphics for social media (sometimes in conjunction with coalition partners).
#LOVETHEHILL is an interactive installation installed in a storefront on Broadway between the streets of Pike and Pine. The purpose of the installation is to examine the evolution of Capitol Hill over the last 30 years and to document the impact of increased development and gentrification on the quality of life in the neighborhood.
The installation has extended into a short documentary film with various people discussing their experiences over the years amidst all the change. We would like to promote a public discussion that balances the positive attachment people have for the hill with their concerns about changes.
The project includes statistical analysis as well as anecdotal elements. It engages the attention and involvement of the community with the graphic transformation of the building and through the assembling of data which will be collected from a wide variety of sources, including prominent business owners, local creatives, and ordinary citizens, as well as using #lovethehill in social media.
9 Bars Magazine is a 64 page "guide to counter culture." 9 Bars seeks to bring cafe culture to the forefront through features about cafe lifestyle and industry, and to educate through articles and infographics. The layout is fun, fresh, bold, progressive and informative.
Kenmore Air was a rebrand project including logo, print collateral, environmental graphics, and transportation graphics. The new identity was designed to be adventurous, historical, and distinguished providing seaplane travel for the Pacific Northwest.
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company approached SCCA students to design a label for their upcoming barrel aged series. The catch was that we only had a day to create our label in a design sprint.
Scuttlebutt Brewing Company has a long standing family tradition and relationship with the sea. This is evident in the current branding and imagery associated with the brand. The Barrel Aged Series, will be a small batch, upscale series of beer sold to specialty shops.
The insignia associated with deep sea military divers was illustrated to portray the class of the beer. This specific pin is for first class divers which led to “first class ale” being chosen as the name. The palatte is akin to the regal colors of the sea found in more luxurious vessels. Both the colors and the name of the beer could be changed to accomodate the other beers in the series while maintaining continuity throughout.
I created a regional literature online magazine. I chose my home state of Texas, to shed some light on the great places and stories that it has to offer, most are off the cuff and liberal, a side that most don’t think of when pondering Texas as a whole. I chose the name Lariat with the tagline “our stories will rope you in,” and designed a logo for that calling back to a cattle brand.
Tasked with designing through the Wordpress platform using Advanced Custom Fields and Custom Post Templates, I created three different templates to be applied to the stories. One was for a long story, one for a short story, and one for jokes.
Furniture Design was part of the curriculum in the Architecture program at the University of Oklahoma. It quickly turned into a hobby. I enjoyed making tangible pieces that were functional. I used mostly birch ply or repurposed wood for the projects that I made.
Bass Plywood lamp was planed to 1/32" to create the shades for the light fixture, while embroidery rings used for structure. The coffee table was made of laminated birch plywood on hair pin legs. And the chair repurposes bass wood and a discarded chair frame.
A brand identity is the name, term, design, symbol, or any other feature that represent your company's reputation through the conveyance of attributes, values, purpose, strengths, and passions.
The following business cards and marks were composed to best represent the client's and their professions.
In a world of visual stimuli, infographics attempt to communicate what text alone cannot. Infographics turn data into digestible pieces of informational art. They have the power to synthesize knowledge and insight, to clarify, persuade, and educate the viewer.
For 9 Bars Magazine, infographics were created to explain processes about coffee in a clear and concise way. The infographics highlight coffee history, brewing processes & proportions, and facts about constuption.It provided lessons in how to say the most and have impact in a minimal way.
Infographics were made as part of the #LOVETHEHILL installation. Each graphic measures 40"x 60".#LOVETHEHILL is an interactive art project installed in a storefront on Broadway between the streets of Pike and Pine. The purpose of the installation is to examine the evolution of Capitol Hill over the last 30 years and to document the impact of increased development and gentrification on the quality of life in the neighborhood.