While my case studies highlight recent UX design projects, I have a multidisciplinary background which spans other design fields. Here’s a glimpse of a few projects from the last seven years.
Honey & Hive Creations logo
Honey & Hive Creations
(logo and style guide)
Solo freelance project directed by Rachel Bush, founder of Honey & Hive
2 months in fall 2017
Honey & Hive Creations is a service that gathers recipes, photos, and stories from friends and family to create beautiful printed cookbooks to be used as gifts for weddings and birthdays. I designed the company's logo inspired by the idea of "eating meals together." This brand is all about love, joy, and simplicity. So I channeled these concepts into a visual design that combines symbols of a beehive (to represent the brand’s name) and a pair of dining place settings.
District Coffee logo
(logo, style guide, signage)
Solo freelance project directed by Kim Sullivan, owner of District Coffee
2 months in spring 2017
District Coffee in Nashville, Tennessee is a locally-owned spot to enjoy coffee and open meeting rooms in the Design District. The owner of this shop is from New Zealand, so the logo depicts an ancient Maori symbol to represent his New Zealand heritage. This triple-figure-eight symbol represents the joining of people and cultures—perfect for a community coffee shop.
Antiquitees participatory art exhibit
Solo art exhibit at Gallery 1010 in Knoxville, Tennessee
Exhibition design, graphic design, community outreach
Created in partnership with Emma Meskovic
2 months in Spring 2013
Antiquitees is participatory art exhibit that I created with fellow designer, Emma Meskovic. We asked gallery visitors to donate objects and then write down background stories about their objects on tags. Emma and I hung up our participants' contributions on the gallery walls during the event. By the end of our opening night, the walls were filled.
The purpose of this exhibit was to use storytelling to elevate the ordinary and highlight our local community. In order to transform ordinary objects into "specimens," we drew visual inspiration from entomology display cases. We used insect pins to hang up the items and tags on white walls—like a display in the Smithsonian.