Well, hey there! I am a graphic designer living in Baltimore, MD [crabcakes and football, baby!] working with one of the most innovative apparel and footwear companies on the planet. My approach to design is allowing the process to deliver the best
results through discovery while challenging the norm. My favorite focuses include developing packaging and brand identities
but I have experience with everything from exhibit and retail design, web and product graphics. When not at work or the gym,
you can find me rummaging through estate sales or crafting paper mache animal heads [don't even ask how I got into that...]

Thank you for stopping by and viewing my selected works. See what inspires me by visiting my Pinterest boards.

Desk Area

Design Experience:

Under Armour
UJMN Architects + Designers

Education:

BS Drexel University, with Honors
Philadelphia, PA

Awards and Honors:

  • Chosen for an independent logo design study for the Rwanda Sunflower Oil Cooperative in the
    Ruggerero Genocide Survivors Village in Western Rwanda. This project was a collaboration with
    RSOC, Alan Jacobson, Jody Graff and Drexel graphic design students. All paper was sponsored
    by Sappi through Sappi Ideas that Matter. For more informaion visit here or here.
  • SEGD Honor Award for Sunflower Oil Logo Project
  • Creating Excellent Organizations Personal Leadership Award
  • Awarded third place in 'Mapping Modernism' exhibition design in the Philadlephia Museum
    of Art COLLAB student competition
  • Dean's Scholarship (2005-2009)
  • Creating Excellent Organizations Personal Leadership Award
Gary Williams Packaging
To commemorate the successful career of coach Gary Williams at Maryland University, Under Armour designed limited edition packaging and a basketball shoe worn by players during his court dedication ceremony. This box was designed
to have the ability to see details of the shoe from every angle. A raised basketball court floor elevates the heel to show
off Gary Williams' insignia. Heritage was paid to the 'Terps through a gloss print of a turtle shell pattern and the Maryland Basketball logo.
Holiday Packaging 1
Under Armour offered limited edition Holiday Gift Packs for every consumer's seasonal needs. The packaging system needed a flexible design to accommodate a solution for men, women and youth styles. Also, the design had to be able to adapt to different holidays, such as Father's and Mother's Day specialty items. The front of the box showed a sneak peek through a window as well as lineart for each item. The back offered a full description of it's contents.
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The UA Blur
The introduction of the UA Blur called for an exciting catalog spread to show off the speed of this revolutionary soccer cleat. The art direction and execution called for clean detail shots and a sense of movement. This spread was featured in store point of purchase displays, Eurosport and other marketing initiatives.
Brandon Jennings' Bloodline
To annouce the limited edition Micro G Bloodline collection, the second set of signature shoes for Basketball star Brandon Jennings, a small run of scrolls was designed to tell his life story and highlight the details of the collection. A wax seal with Brandon's personal logo sits on the front of the scroll and when slid off, reveals the Under Armour logo with a hint of a line drawn on the back of sleek hardwood. Once unrolled, the viewer discovers point by point, as if on a map, where Brandon has been throughout his life. Custom icons reflect details in the shoe, such as the country of Italy for his time playing in Rome and a map of Rowley Park, where he played as a kid. Each pair was specifically art directed to show a different personality and show the best details.
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Passion of the Christos
The Christos are a couple most famously known for their art installation "The Gates" of Central Park, New York City. I chose to reinvent the biography "The Passion of the Christos" to bring awareness to their other works. Earlier in the duos' career, their focus was on wrapping objects in plastics, tarps and cloth. To reflect this, I wrapped the cover in a paper and bound the meat of the pages separately within. Once the reader picks up this piece, they open, then untie, to discover its contents. While the outside cover references their wrapping history, the inside cover features a map of the Central Park Gates. The cover of the inside book represents the fabric from the famous Gates. The Christos' many sketches appear throughout the 20 spreads of the book and tightly kearned quotes hover uncomfortably from page to page. As the Christos' installations were highly interactive, I wanted this book to reach the same level of viewer participation.
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Oscar and Elvis
Personal logo project for my Etsy shop featuring vintage housewares. Hand-drawn typography hearkens from 50's packaging and has been distressed to give a stamped feel. The shop's name comes from my curious pet cockatiels and the typographic flourishes secretly reference their little mohawks.