I designed MAKE: A New Museum for UC Davis to teach UC Davis students, faculty & affiliates about the new art museum being built on the university campus.
The theme "MAKE" is used to show that the museum is "in-process". To accomplish this, we used OSB (that is normally used for crates to ship artwork) as a main visual element throughout the space. Prints are applied to walls using T-pins, and the space has been annotated with quotes and other text with a simple permanent marker on wall treatment.
The exhibition was open October 2014 – May 2015.
Antelope Creek winds through 132 acres of mature trees and native plants at Johnson Springview Community Park in Placer County, California. The green space comprises trails, multi-purpose lawns, baseball fields, tennis courts, a skate park, a dog park, two outdoor stages, city offices, a community center, and one of California's largest Frisbee Golf courses.
Since January 2014, I have been observing the park and it's context. I am designing a visual identity for the park. In this on-going project, I will produce environmental signage, wayfinding, in addition to marketing materials and a short video to present my work.
While working for the City of Rocklin, I conceived of this project in response to my growing interest in community-making. I wanted to make places in town more meaningful to residents. The dots would be placed around town; some made from vinyl to adhere to windows, others stenciled in with chalk paint.
The website liverocklin.com would be a place for community leaders & citizens to share projects and to organize funds to better the city from within.
To date, no Facebook post by the Crocker official account has received more likes. More importantly, this one I made on Instagram & pushed to Facebook demonstrated to museum leadership that sometimes the highest online engagement comes from unplanned, unscripted social media posts--while staying completely on brand. Most important of all, it shared a more playful and creative side of the Crocker to the public--important qualities for a public art institution.
I was commissioned by the Rocklin Community Theatre to design a logo. I used the theatre's iconic facade as a starting point; through several meetings and logo iterations, we created something traditional yet new.
During the Pushing Our Practice conference held at the Crocker Art Museum, I was part of a team lead by exhibition designer Kathy McLean to prototype 'do it yourself' art labels.
We decided to employ simple post-it notes and pencils and to ask visitors of one contemporary gallery to write their own label. They could write in any style they like about a piece of their own choosing.
While I was working at the Crocker Art Museum, I produced vinyl wayfinding signage to direct visitors to the 3rd floor where American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell exhibition was shown. Additionally, I created the large-scale, black and white images of Rockwell for the edges of floating walls at various positions inside the exhibition space and a 3-part window display for the Sheraton Grand in Downtown Sacramento.
While I was a graphic designer at the Crocker Art Museum I was a representative on the Focus on Audience Strategy Team. Within this team I collaborated on the #CrockerConvo digital engagement initiative, designing new ways to invite visitors to engage with the museum & each other through Twitter & Instagram.
The cards had questions about the specific piece of artwork. Visitors could either answer the questions on their mobile device in the gallery OR they could take the card home & respond later using, of course, hashtag #CrockerConvo (shortened from Crocker Conversation).
If I had the opportunity to continue working on this projects, I would test the interactive out several additional times with different pieces of artwork as well as with different signage colors and configurations.
While working at the Crocker Art Museum, I was lead designer for the bi-monthly Art Interactive publication.
Art Mix is an art party held at the museum every 2nd Thursday with cocktails, music and live performances. I was on the team that created the identity for Art Mix; I designed the logo (featured here on the cover of Art Interactive February/March 2013).
The inspiration for the logo comes from frequency lines on a stereo showing lows and highs, reflecting the dynamic & ever-changing nature of the event.
At the UC Davis Design Museum, I served as an exhibition design intern during my final undergraduate year. I worked collaboratively with the museum director, collections manager, & preparator to design and install this exhibition Bags Across the Globe, curated by professor Ann Savageau.
The exhibition dealt with plastic consumption, pollution & the University's relationship to sustainability and commitment to cutting down on waste.
The COP 15 climate change conference took place while I was studying design in Copenhagen. At the time, I was in an Interior Architecture studio with 4 other students; we were assigned the task of creating a “transmission center” or a place for conference attendees & inhabitants to learn more about climate & to participate in a cultural dialogue about the planet. Each student chose a different angle to research—I was particularly interested in endangered animals.
My exhibition contained furniture that would be made from recycled tires, straw & resin. In the far end, an enclosed, grassy mound would provide a space for visitors to video tape themselves sharing input.