As someone who shares the same love for the ocean and its healing qualities I wanted to help create an identity that was associated with the oceans aura and the therapist approach to message therapy. Emily has an incredible love for the ocean and she wanted to have something created that helped identify herself with hollistic and natural healing properties. The final product was one that I felt helped identify a very simplisted approach to her practice and something that best represented Emily as an individual.
One of the wonderful tasks of a graphic designer is organizing information. Its imperative to make information easy to understand and pulls the reader in. I recorded my day to day and hour by hour activities into a week long timeline with the intent to make it easy and enjoyable to read. I wanted to create a timeline that was simple, clean, and included basic curves and lines leading the viewer through a week of my life. Although the information regarding my day to day activities were some what mundane the design proved to be effective. It's easy for information to be plastered to a medium where the viewer will have little to no interest in looking at it. Its the job of a designer to try build an appreciation and gather the attention of those looking at information.
Modex Hawaii is a Honolulu based boardshop that continues to develop new shapes of Standup Paddle-boards and Surfboards showing off fresh shapes and graphics. The owner wanted me to design some fresh new business cards and gift cards showcasing one of their graphic artists Pinky Taylor. I showcased his artwork which is grungy and colorful on the backside while designing a clean and minimal frontside. I used Century Gothic which compliments the handwritten grungy type that Modex uses and designed a background illustration of simple lines to create basic wave formations. For the Gift Cards I wanted to showcase Pinky's artwork while applying metallic backgrounds to distinguish different valued cards that a customer can purchase for credit in the store. I love designing business cards so I jumped at the opportunity to do some printwork.
When I started this project this idea of bio mechanical cyborgs seemed to resonate with my appreciation for analogue technology. I started this project in school when I needed to develop ideas of what I felt the body meant to me. It all started with the need for us to have our cell phone on our body at all times. Why not make it part of who we are? The phone is simply an extension of our hand. I applied the same concept with mechanical devices to other parts of our body. Grey's Anatomy was the main source of inspiration and one of the most extensive books on the incredible human body. We ourselves are truly advanced species and we have developed some incredible technology that advance our daily lives to the point where we often don't realize they are there helping.
All images used with permission from Chris Beringer
The Intire Project formed in 2010 and since then the band has grown and their music has evolved at a record pace creating a sound that is reminiscent of Mumford and Sons meets Radiohead. Residing in Honolulu they have become a fusion of folk, soul, funk. The 5 artists of the band bring their own talents and ideas to create the ultimate blend of lyrics and sound. The artists Matty Mcintire (Guitar/Vocals/Lyrics/Beat Box), Ethan Jones (Upright Bass), Tyler Mongan (Banjo), Kilin Reece (Electric Guitar/Lap Steel/Back-up Vocals), and Drew Henmi (Drums/Back-up Vocals) were just getting out of the studio when I had an opportunity to do a photo shoot to help promote their upcoming album Change in Tides. They are always a great group to work with and a talented group of musicians.
Kettle Cove Creamery & Cafe is a dairy bar nestled inside the small coastal town of Cape Elizabeth, ME. Through the collaboration of the owner we redesigned the website while trying to focus on their newly renovated cafe that connected to the dairy bar on the backside. I designed the buttons for the site while trying to focus more on the cafe colors. I used my photography when designing the website trying to showcase the playful ocean theme that they displayed on the side of the building, as well as the use of a seahorse on the logo.