The phrase “tipping point” often has negative connotations, whether it be climate change or sociological trends, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In relation to this music festival, tipping point presents opportunity; a chance to breakthrough. That breakthrough can be seen in the primary imagery that works its way across each individual piece. The pertinent information is starting to emerge from the unknown just as these bands have the opportunity to do as well.This festival is open to all, but geared towards college-aged adults who, much like these bands, are at a tipping point of their own and ready to move on to the next stage of their lives.
The wordmark was created in the same vein as the primary imagery. It adds to the feeling that things are not quite complete. Are they forming, or busting out? Tipping Point can answer that question for a band that is ready to seize its chance and breakthrough.
Low Light - Book
Darkness is not something to be feared, but rather something to investigate. It is exciting to look beyond our initial perceptions and see what is there once our eyes adjust. Low Light is a chronicle of photographs that have been made over the years where the main obstacle in creating the photograph was the lack of light. Some of these images were shot in complete darkness, while others occurred right at the crack of dawn. Each of these photographs comes with a story. These stories range from a documentation of process, what it took to get to a location, something that happened along the way, or just what a particular image means to the photographer.
National Broccolini Council
Each vegetable has its own identifying characteristics. This vegetable, broccolini, shares many of those characteristics with the much more renowned broccoli. Faced with the challenge of creating a symbol for the National Broccolini Council, it was necessary to accentuate broccolini’s more defining qualities. While the two vegetables share color, florets and have similar flavor, broccolini exhibits a beautifully slender, gestural form with edible leaves and smaller, more delicate floret groupings. This symbol emphasizes those traits, while conveying the vegetable’s naturally playful nature.
Created with the idea of spreading a message based on an object often associated with childhood, this poster design gets to the core elements of the object to present that message. The object here is a glow stick and it has been broken open to present the component that makes it glow in the first place. Just as a person uses what’s inside to present one’s true characteristics, a glow stick does the same. We cannot thrive until we open up and, therefore, ignite what makes us all individuals with unique qualities.
WaterFire is a hallmark event for the city of Providence and truly feels like a living, breathing organism. This brochure, poster and tote bag focus on the theme of motion that is prevalent throughout the entirety of the event. The flowing of the river through the city, the flames blowing in the wind, the crowds ushering along the sidewalks, all add to this idea of motion. As all of these elements come together through motion, one very special event comes to life. That vivacious feeling is representative in the warm orange color used throughout these three pieces. As one meanders through the WaterFire experience, the orange light reflecting off of the water, bouncing off of the undersides of the bridges and glowing on the adoring faces of spectators becomes obvious and keeps the audience enamored and in a peaceful, unifying state.
Copyright of pre-animated image belongs to the recording artist.
The eraser was a remarkable invention. The ability to quickly make adjustments for errors or simply refine something helped people in many industries. Working with pencil allows people to replace these errors and create in a world of impermanence. The eraser, particularly the cap eraser because of its quick availability, is the ultimate companion to the pencil. This packaging represents that partnership through its hexagonally mimicked shape of a pencil. Using a simple matching color system, the user is able to identify white, pink or multi-colored eraser options. As the box slides out, the colors of each package invert, echoing the transformative power of the eraser.
Commissioned for logo design concepts for this basketball tournament at Clark University, the focus was color, campus and history. As this tournament entered its eightieth year, the standout building on the university’s campus influenced the direction of the design. The use of the building and colors adhered to the client’s request of maintaining the history of the previous years, while keeping up with modern-day trends.
Le Corbusier - Book Jackets
These three book jackets are for a series of books written by Swiss-French architect, Le Corbusier. He was a very influential architect and truly ahead of his time. The overall form and movement of each jacket is formed from individual photographs of architectural structures. Just as the straight line was almost exclusively used in Corbusier’s creations, these three book jackets represent the architect by generating interest with simple elements. Despite being born in Switzerland, Corbusier became a proud French citizen later in life. The color choice chosen here is an homage to that fact and as the three books are aligned, we can see the flag of France.
Question Mark - Movie Posters
These four posters designed for the fictional movie series, Question Mark, were made as a fun exercise for the artist to challenge himself by progressing through a story with four different color systems. Each color system is strategically paired with the character, Mark, and where he is in his ridiculous journey. An achromatic system accompanies his initial, serious contemplations about life. As the character thinks he finds love in a fatal attraction, a monochromatic red color palette comes into play. His odd journey then brings him to South America where the triadic pairings of red, blue and yellow politically represent his whereabouts. Finally, this nonsensical experience concludes with a polychromatic system in place as he explores the farthest reaches of our universe, leaving the critics exhausted, exasperated and begging for mercy.