Kounter is a concept publication that explores body modification as it exists across cultures and societies. The degree of these modifications are visually showcased across major themes ranging from indigenous and tribal mutilations to it's representation in high fashion.
Emerging Issues Forum
The Institute for Emerging Issues is a non-profit organization that serves as a platform for North Carolinians to discuss topics of health, education, environment, and economy. Each year the IEI organizes a forum with a specific theme to further explore issues around the state. The 2015 forum was Innovation Reconstructed and hosted leaders, politicians, public speakers, and notable individuals to speak about uprising ideas and strategies for the future of NC.
The campaign design for the 2015 forum was rooted in the idea of the theme itself–constructing the foundation of NC. The core image for the campaign centered around an isometric building. The design grew from blueprint to a complete mockup of the building as the forum date drew closer.
The brand for Sassool is established on close family ties and traditional Lebanese cuisine. This cafe and market chose a brand mark and logotype that reflects the familiarity of home cooking and the beauty of the Lebanese Arabic language.
One of the tools that I became familiar with while in school was the letterpress. I experimented with creating my own letterpress plates using acrylic, medium-density fiberboard, and superglue. Test prints ranged from blind embossing to mixing paint mediums.
Fort Bragg Communities
A set of logos for the Fort Bragg Communities Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Design director: Matt Shapiro.
Margin is a series of creative sessions that provides supplementary design education to interested K-12 and higher education students. These sessions create a space for peer-to-peer collaboration and experimentation across an array of production and ideational methods. The intention of these sessions is to lower a student’s barrier of entry into a prospective creative discipline, career or interests.
The main graphic component roots in an expanded taskbar, which reflects the technology forward workspace of these classes. The branding for Margin reached physical and digital deliverables which ranged from notebooks, tools, advertisements, and calendars to a website and online marketing. The workshops are intended to be temporarily housed at NCSU COD remote gallery space in downtown Raleigh, the Fish Market.
Godzilla inspired illustration for LexisNexis marketing.
Nomad connects individuals throughout North Carolina, taking the form of traveling exhibitions, media-rich installations, and a supporting wayfinding system that collect and presents pertinent information about and for North Carolinians. Nomad will act independent of the Institute for Emerging Issues, to be used as a direct research resource and networking tool for communities statewide.
SAS Visual Analytics
In collaboration with the SAS Analytics team, RNET was designed as a hypothetical application to help gamify analytical production software. RNET introduces the idea of leaderboards, badges, titles, and levels as a way to push performance on a global system scale.
Capsule is a concept mobile application with the goal of sending users conditional reminders based on their location, the time of day, or other environmental factors. The application initially prompts users to send themselves a message into the future, which is then triggered by their devices GPS location, weather alerts, calendar, etc.
This scenario walks through a message for a user to go running based on a chosen weather condition.
The app is intended to add surprise and delight in the monotonous routine of everyday life.
ZeroOne is an experiential learning exhibit that allows visitors to see that which is hidden: to be able to understand, interpret, and create material through the lens of a cryptographer. By allowing visitors the power and ability to understand codes, ciphers, and algorithms we begin to expose a complex world of mathematics, engineering, and computer science.