Escape Magazine

This is a resurrected personal zine project from a college art class, with the intention of exercising rusty print layout skills. The concept is a magazine that provides a meaningful escape from mundane daily life, and this issue focuses on travel—specifically the places that I personally carry emotional attachment. In typical zine fashion, I incorporated experimental page design, fun typography and bold spreads accompanied with mild earth tones to calm

Captive Thoughts

Based inspired from 2 Corinthians 10:5, this illustration demonstrates the narrative of curating the things that grow in my head: collecting pleasant meditations like wildflowers and strangling negative ones to death. With that being said, there are both living and dead flowers in their bouquet. My specialty hand-lettered text is also featured on the knuckles. While this currently only exists on Instagram, I like to see it as a printed

Oh Yoko!

This piece is intended to illustrate and humanize the “Yoko Effect,” a term with Yoko Ono’s namesake used to describe situations where women are blamed for men’s self harm. I chose to highlight three specific cases within the American music climate across three different decades: John Lennon and Yoko Ono, Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, and Mac Miller and Ariana Grande. By overlaying the male portraits with the females, I’ve

Woodstock

An honorable mention in the 2019 Bethel Woods Center for the Arts “Peace, Love and Posters” contest, my illustrated piece tells the narrative legacy of diversity and community of the original 1969 Woodstock festival. The entire piece is hand drawn, featuring the classic Woodstock totem pole still standing on the festival grounds but in place of Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Jerry Garcia, I illustrated a woman in hijab, a

Spins Record Lounge

Target Audience: Hipster 20-somethings For this project, I created the brand identity for a fictitious bar and record lounge, “Spins.” The design problem I sought to solve was not only creating a nonexistent space, but designing the accompanying assets such as color scheme, logo and menu design that supported the restaurant’s values and vibe. My vision for Spins was that it would be a casual, late night hangout for 20-somethings,