I enjoy using my skills outside as a volunteer graphic designer at my church. This was an information pamphlet given two different churches who planned to merge together. The pamphlet details how the churches would be merging together. This includes a timeline of how the merge would take places, why the merge was happening, and how merging service teams would look.
I was asked to give a creative application to become a design camp counselor. I had to describe myself in a creative way using the themes of food and natural (the camp's theme that year).
I ran with the idea and portrayed myself as "Mama Earth" who was describing the ingredients of her famous mud pie. Each ingredient described me in some way.
My personal favorite ingredient was a platypus egg. It showed I was goofy and a little odd.
Healthy Hive was a three week group project for a packaging competition.
I was the designer on the team who was responsible for research, graphics, and renderings, as well as developing the packaging structure along with the three other team members, all packaging engineers.
The challenge was to use a set of sustainable packaging materials, different types of paper board in this case, to create food packaging for children.
We wanted to include educating kids on the experiment while also creating a delightful experience with out design. We choose gummies sweetened with honey as our food and wanted to show how important bee’s, and their environment are with the packaging. One way we did this was through including fun facts about bee’s through “Hive Facts” on the individual servicing size flowers and reference how honey is made on the exterior packaging.
This project was for a kid's museum. They needed a solution that could provide a way for storing oddly proportioned building toys. It also needed to be able to be pushed around, easily organized, and fit in with the fun space.
This project was first done in my manufacturing class. Although this was for school, I am pleased to say that my hard work has paid off and the shelf has been serving me and my apartment mates for the last three years. It's not perfect, but it is my first substantial product that is being happily used.