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.
48"x48", Oil, 2014
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.