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ABOUT ME

I'm a 22 year old graphic designer and front end web developer living in NYC. I mainly create websites, site/app mockups, icons, posters, and logos. A few of my various hobbies include cooking, photography, designing icons, and more recently, restoring old photos. Between cats and dogs, I prefer dogs. I don't have a favorite food, but my favorite drink (aside from water) is green tea. I don't really play video games but I could spend weeks on end designing houses for my Sims if given the chance.

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Want to work with me? Need a photo restored? Interested in buying me a cup of green tea? Send me a message!


EDUCATION
EXPERIENCE
OTHER


Hampshire College, 2010-2014

Bachelor of Arts

I did a multi-disciplinary concentration that consisted of nutrition, health, and graphic design. My senior thesis was a literature review on the largely debated effects of red meat on human health. If you'd like to read it, let me know!


Joseph A. Foran High School, 2006-2010

High School Diploma

I graduated Magna Cum Lauda.


Design Associate, summer 2014

CommunicateHealth

My main job is to provide support for the design team. I took the lead on a large data visualization project that involved recreating many line graphs in Illustrator. Additionally, I helped make pamphlets, social media posts, and infographics client-ready .


Design Intern, summer 2014

AlwaysPlay Web Design and Development

I designed website mockups, using Illustrator and Balsamiq. I also created style guides. I helped finalize a client website by populating it with text and photos.


Intern, summer 2014 - present

Transit Authority Figures

I research nutrition topics for a confidential (but exciting!) project involving nutrition.


Graphic Designer/Co-Chair, September 2014 - May 2014

Graduate Gift Challenge Committe, Hampshire College

The Graduate Gift Challenge is a fundraising challenge aimed at graduating seniors of Hampshire College. As the graphic designer, I designed our logo, as well as infographics, mail flyers, cookie vouchers, and other materials to advertise the challenge. I also tabled on campus to help collect gifts. As co-chair, I helped set up and photograph the "Div III Nights", events that helped to increase funds and participation for the challenge.


Office Assistant, September 2010 - May 2014

College Advancement, Hampshire College

As an office assistant at the development office of our college, I handled confidential information and provided assistance to my supervisor. In addition to answering phone calls, making copies, and organizing files, I worked on data entry projects.


Design Intern, summer 2013

CommunicateHealth

As part of my Division III (senior thesis) project, I created an infographic on some of the nutritional aspects of beef. I also worked with the design team to create health-related pamphlets and factsheets and was involved in the brainstorming of logos and branding. Additionally, I created a sort of "design bank" to help visualize the different ways design is used in infogrpahics to portray data, by researching infographics across the web and comparing/contrasting similar ideas and concepts.




Blog Posts

As an intern for AlwaysPlay, I wrote a couple of blog posts:


Icons

Check out my profile on the Noun Project!


Languages

I'm a native English speaker, I'm fluent in German, and I took Latin in high school.
GRAPHIC DESIGN


DAD, UNCLE, & AUNTS

image restoration/colorization

A picture of my dad (2nd from left) and his brother and sisters as children. This was particularly fun to restore because it required fixing some rips and tears in the paper. Additionally, since my dad still remembers that day, I was able to ask him about details in the image and get feedback about the colors, which means it's as accurate as possible.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS

front-end web development

The most extensive website I've built as of yet.Great Expectations, a collaboration between National Braille Press and Bridge Multimedia, is program that aims to improve literacy in children who are visually impaired. Each picture book featured by Great Expectations comes with fun multi-sensory projects and activities for children and their parents to enjoy during and after reading the book. Feel free to poke around the site, download the PDFs I helped make, and read the featured book! (Note: This is still a work in progress, so parts of the site may be broken or missing from time to time. If anything seems unusually broken, help me out and let me know what's going wrong!)

URGROSSVATER & URGROSSMUTTI

image colorization

A picture of my German great-grandparents that I colorized using Photoshop. Colorized black and white photos have always been one of my favorite things, because they make the past seem so present. I really wanted to learn how to do this, so I took a tutorial and started on a family photo that I've always loved. Not only did I learn a lot about Photoshop masks and techniques while doing this, but I also learned that I want to keep restoring and colorizing old photos.

TREXT HALLOWEEN POSTER

poster design

As part of an initiative to have safer campus halloween celebrations, Trext is launching a campaign to help increase knowledge of what to do in emergency situations. Students will text the number and get a response that will take them on a journey (reminiscent of early text heavy role-playing-games) through SMS, which will conclude with the student learning how to help themselves and their friends to be safer during Halloween. The poster needed to grab the attention of students and remain simple enough to get the message across clearly. I chose to build on the idea that it was a game, rather than a learning activity, and created pixelated characters to help keep it fun.

COMMENCEMENT POSTER

poster design

This is a poster I made as a submission for Hampshire's commencement poster contest. The Hampshire logo consists of four bars whose white space makes up an "H" for "Hampshire". The four bars around the "H" are the colors of the four schools that founded us. I wanted to design something that would help us "reclaim" those colors in the logo as ours. Additionally, I wanted something that would help us remember the campus for years to come. So, I took photos all over campus and grouped them together according to color. I made a collage of these photos within the bars, to re-create that bar's colors by using Hampshire-themed objects. The green used on the poster is Hampshire's official green color.

TREXT

logo design

Trext is tech startup whose SMS software allows users to create decision trees online and send them out in large batches via SMS. Theirs was the first logo I designed. They wanted a clean, simple logo that reminded people of the software's function. Since they also wanted something that reminded people of the "tree" part of "decision tree", I chose a green color.

GRADUATE GIFT CHALLENGE

logo design

The Graduate Gift Challege (GGC) is a challenge set in place every year for the graduating class at Hampshire College. If a designated percentage of the class donates any amount of money to the school, an anonymous donor will donate money to the school. The program is designed to get our upcoming alums engaged in philanthropy at the school. During my senior year, I was the graphic designer as well as the co-chair of the committee that oversees the challenge. In order to breathe new life into the challenge, we wanted to re-brand ourselves.

The frog was chosen because our school mascot is a frog, and the glasses are put in place because our school is known to have a large percentage of "hipsters", who often wear these glasses. I wanted students to feel connected to the GGC brand. Keeping within that personilzed touch, a changable year is placed within the logo. Also, the colors are drawn from our school's colors.

GRADUATE GIFT CHALLENGE

cookie voucher design

The Graduate Gift Challege (GGC) is a challenge set in place every year for the graduating class at Hampshire College. If a designated percentage of the class donates any amount of money to the school, an anonymous donor will donate money to the school. The program is designed to get our upcoming alums engaged in philanthropy at the school. During my senior year, I was the graphic designer as well as the co-chair of the committee that oversees the challenge. In order to breathe new life into the challenge, we wanted to re-brand ourselves.

Part of our campaign included giving students cookie vouchers. They would receive the vouchers in their mailbox and then bring them to our table to receive a cookie. This would keep them engaged with us, and gave us an opportunity to reach out to more students. The voucher needed to be clear and colorful so that students would be interested in it when they found it in their mailbox. I played on the idea of one thing (a cookie) taking the place of another (the voucher).

GRADUATE GIFT CHALLENGE

poster design

The Graduate Gift Challege (GGC) is a challenge set in place every year for the graduating class at Hampshire College. If a designated percentage of the class donates any amount of money to the school, an anonymous donor will donate money to the school. The program is designed to get our upcoming alums engaged in philanthropy at the school. During my senior year, I was the graphic designer as well as the co-chair of the committee that oversees the challenge. In order to breathe new life into the challenge, we wanted to re-brand ourselves.

Part of our campaign included holding nights specifically designed for the graduating class - at Hampshire, they're called Div IIIs. We needed posters to advertise each event on campus. The posters are needed to be eye-catching, yet easy to read and understand. This was the first of the posters.

GRADUATE GIFT CHALLENGE

poster design

The Graduate Gift Challege (GGC) is a challenge set in place every year for the graduating class at Hampshire College. If a designated percentage of the class donates any amount of money to the school, an anonymous donor will donate money to the school. The program is designed to get our upcoming alums engaged in philanthropy at the school. During my senior year, I was the graphic designer as well as the co-chair of the committee that oversees the challenge. In order to breathe new life into the challenge, we wanted to re-brand ourselves.

Part of our campaign included holding nights specifically designed for the graduating class - at Hampshire, they're called Div IIIs. We needed posters to advertise each event on campus. The posters are needed to be eye-catching, yet easy to read and understand. This was the poster for the March event.

CODEMONKEY

t-shirt design

This is a personal project that I made for someone who is a programmer. Often, programmers are called "codemonkeys", so I wanted to portray that visually. This was one of the most complex projects in Illustrator that I had done to date. I manually traced an photo of a monkey that I had found on Google, and the glasses from a photo of the programmer, and combined them. Then, I used a minified version of his favorite site's source code as the "content" of the monkey. The code is pixelated because it's in contrast with the monkey itself, and gives it a more "digitized" feel.

PICHARTS

logo design

This is a logo I designed for PiCharts, a software that was built by me and a team of two other programmers during a hackathon in a 24 hour period. PiCharts is a Raspberry-Pi based medical record system, and is designed to be deployed in areas where access to the internet is spotty. In these places, access to medical records is often lacking, which causes problems for many people. PiCharts is designed to sync up to each other on internet when it's available, and locally when internet is not available. I was the graphic designer on the team, and I developed the name, logo, and mockups for the software in this 24 hour period. We won 2nd place!

PICHARTS

website mockup

This is a mockup design of PiCharts, a software that was built by me and a team of two other programmers during a hackathon in a 24-hour period. PiCharts is a Raspberry-Pi based medical record system, and is designed to be deployed in areas where access to the internet is spotty. In these places, access to medical records is often lacking, which causes problems for many people. PiCharts is designed to sync up to each other on internet when it's available, and locally when internet is not available. I was the graphic designer on the team, and I developed the name, logo, and mockups for the software. We won 2nd place!

PERSONAL WEBSITE

site design

This was my first personal website. I was studying nutrition at the time and I wanted a site that played on that idea, so I based it off of U.S. nutrition labels.



PHOTOGRAPHY