Sign On is an illustrated and interactive app to teach the everyday person basic and essential sign language. The app is structured as a game to introduce signs in a clear and clean way. Along with sign education, the app features information about Deaf culture and tips on Deaf etiquette, such as how one should interact with someone who does have hearing loss. The app also highlights an important member of the Deaf community each week, to help educate people about the accomplishments of the Deaf. Along with the app, Sign On also has a website and a set of flashcards featuring the sign alphabet for quick practice. This was a very personal project to me as someone who experiences hearing loss but could never consider myself part of the community. This project was collaboration with the Deaf professors of Temple University to learn more about the community and culture.
In addition to the app, there is a set of flash cards for the sign alphabet, so you can practice outside the app.
Sign On: An ASL App
Let's Journey into the Sky: An Invitation
Art Director: Francheska Guerrero, Bryan Satalino
Class: Advanced Graphic Design
This is invitation for the Launch party for Étienne de Montgolfier: Étienne de Montgolfier, who was the first human to ascend into the air. He used a hot air balloon on 19th of September 1783. The package includes the invitation itself along with labels, the envelope, rsvp card, and the horse parking. The goal of this project was to feel special as well an interactive. The invitation needs to be spun in order to reveal all the information on it, giving the illusion of hot air balloons floating across the sky. The inspiration for this project came from the concept of creating a visual representation of what a hot air balloon is for people who have never seen one before.
The Scottish Highlands
Art Director: Mikey Burton, Bryan Satalino Class: Senior Illustration
This travel book highlights all the magical landmarks and places of one of the most magical places on the earth, the Scottish Highlands. The project features seven different locations that are tied to folklore, tradition, and magic of the area. The travel book comes with information about each location as well as a fully illustrated map. Along with the book, there’s a set of wooden jewelry that accompanies it. Each jewelry piece comes with a small bottle to fill with sand or water to always have a piece of it with you. This piece was a chance to explore my Scottish roots as well as make me want to travel there more.
Banned Books: Against Women, For Women
Project Title: Banned Books Series: Against Women; For Women Art Director: Mikey Burton Class: Senior Illustration
In honor of banned books weeks, I choose three very specific books that deserved unique cover to design. All three books, Carrie, The Handmaid’s Tale, and The Crucible, were banned for different reasons, but all books share a similar theme. All books feature women who are feared for their sexuality and are condemned for their power. I wanted to put attention on these themes that got these books banned and keep them relevant. I chose a more minimalist style to help unite the stories and to update them. Another reason I chose these books in particular was because the most common covers for these stories spoils the entire story. Instead, I implemented a visual trick to each cover to help explain the story but not reveal too much.
Art Director: Courtney Spencer Class: Intermediate Computer Graphics
Nintinder is a video game themed dating app that connects gamers to other gamers. Parodied from the app “Tinder”, Nintinder offers a unique side of the dating pool by offering a space for video game enthusiasts to find love. Working as a team, we developed a unique user experience in how the app needs to be interacted as a hand-held game console with nostalgic buttons and game pads. Along with chatting features, the app allows users to create game galleries, a viewable gallery of the user’s favorite games. This allows other users to have conversations starters as well as to check if their tastes match.
Child’s Play is a unique charity that focuses on the benefits of play for children in need. They donate toys and games, specifically video games, to children in hospitals and shelters. This helps to not only distract children from the difficult situations but also encourages them to engage with other children in an accessible way. This poster series was designed to mimic the experience of playing a video game, in which your eye travels around the image to take in the action happening around you. Replicating the classic games of Mario, Space Invader, and Tetris, each poster explores a different style of gaming, while still maintaining the importance of play. These posters are designed to feel animated and nostalgic in order to capture the importance of engaging in play. The goal of these posters was to have the charity be able to market the series to the public and sell them for profit for the children.
Silence of the Lambs
This animation serves as the opening for the 1996 film “Silence of the Lambs”. It depicts the arrest of Hannibal Lector after eating his famous meal of liver and fava beans. In order to avoid stereotypical horror imagery, the colors of black and red were not used.
Silence of the Lambs
Art Director: Bryan Satalino Class: Advanced Graphic Design
Witch’s Brew is a small tea shop that specializes in natural teas sold as potions. Each tea is branded to have a different magical property and effect, such as good luck or to find love. The unique copywriting and clean design of the brand gives Witch’s Brew a natural and mystical feeling, rather than a spooky Halloween feeling that witches are known for. To achieve a more elevated brand aesthetic, there needed to be a more elegant and typographic approach to design.
Awarded first place for logo design, Tyler’s 2017 Restaurant Show for Faculty Choice.