Ahoy! is a social networking app that is completely nautical themed. I came up with the idea after wanting to do something with anchors (if you didn’t know, I’m obsessed with anything anchor or nautical related). This is my first attempt making an app icon and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I know flat design is in right now so I initially did a flat version of this icon but decided against it. I wanted there to be some sort of depth. I’m going to start working on the UI portion soon. Not sure where this app is going and the concept may change over time but I’m happy with it for now.
Something that I’ve been really interested in doing lately is making GIFs. I’ve made a lot of GIFs for work but never as a personal project. Here is a GIF that I recently made after being inspired by my New York trip last month. Living in Eugene, Oregon, you don’t see that many people in suits. Seeing people go to work everyday in a suit and tie is something that I vividly remember from my trip and I wanted to make a GIF out of it.
To note: I need to make the walking more fluid. It’s in the works.
This is the week that I have been waiting for since my Sophomore year in college — The annual New York trip through the School of Journalism and Communications. It is surreal to be in a city full of life, vibrance, and a mixture of cultures. Every street that I walk down, I am intrigued by what is around me. Whether it be the people or the architecture, this city is absolutely interesting. There is always something to see. I’m excited to visit all of the agencies this week and finding yourself within the agency culture.
I’ve been seeing a lot of branding identity mockups on behance.net and decided to make one of my own. Here is a mockup of a potential branding identity including my logotype, using a mockup kit provided by graphic burger. I kept the color palette simple and consistent with my personal brand.
One thing that I wanted to do during the AAF National Student Advertising Competition for Mary Kay was to create a mobile application that connect millenials and Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants. The average age of Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultants is 42, which creates a large barrier for millenials to become interested in the Mary Kay brand. In order to bridge that gap, I felt that an application with interactive features (that millenials like) would be an effective way to get millenials to think about Mary Kay as an option for their beauty needs. Above is a rough mock up of a Mary Kay UI design that I have in mind.
As a part of my job as a Web Communications Assistant at the Lundquist College of Business, I design slides for the monitors around the Lillis Business Complex. This week, the University of Oregon Net Impact group came to me to design a slide for them for their Earth Day event. The mission of their group is to “inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world…. and educate, collaborate with, and positively influence the campus and local community within the broad realm of sustainable business and the triple bottom line: Profit, Planet, and People.” Above is the slide I designed for them for their event. I’m really happy with the way it turned out.
This is a slide I created to promote undergraduate scholarships for business and accounting students at the Lundquist College of Business. I took the photo below and made it to fit the University of Oregon brand. I’m really excited with the way it turned out and hope that many students apply for the scholarships that are provided.
This year, I’ve been doing a lot of print design through my work as a student at the University of Oregon, Graphic Designer at Design and Editing Services, and Web Communications Assistant at the Lundquist College of Business. However, within this year, I have been given various opportunities to work with GIFs and animation. Working with movement is very different from working on print materials. You have to think about timing and sequencing, which is not something you come across when designing for print. Here are two examples — one GIF and one animation — from these past couple of months that I have created.