Louis Kahn was one of the most influential architects of the 20th century, notable for his monumental concrete buildings. This book – meant to exist like a modern interpretation of a textbook – pairs the words and the work of Kahn, highlighting his design philosophies from talks, essays, and personal notes. Kahn’s own handwriting introduces each of the four sections, exploring his use of materials, geometry, light, and permanence.
Opening spread to section about "Light". The handwriting is Kahn's own, scanned from sketchbook archives
Color blocks correlate to each section of the book.
Caption detail color block
Inspired by the abstract circle paintings of Kenneth Noland, Baxter Bros. is a fictitious burger restaurant with a hip and active energy, located in Philadelphia. Circles, bold typography, and a simple three-color system are incorporated throughout the design to show the personality of the identity.
KNOCK-DOWN PACKAGING This high-end rebranding and product extension for Nissin – the creators of Cup Noodles and Top Ramen – showcases a family of essential Japanese noodles.
The system carefully incorporates modular geometry allowing the boxes to be stacked neatly with each other in several combinations on store shelves or at home.
Inspired by Japanese lacquer-ware and the neon lights of Tokyo at night, the outer sleeve boasts embossed Kanji characters on a rich blue background and provides cooking instructions and recipes on the back.
In Japanese culture, the packaging of a gift is just as important as the gift itself, so the noodles are housed neatly in a tray to feature their simplicity and beauty.
LORE OF THE WICKED
SENIOR THESIS | EXHIBITION DESIGN
Lore of the Wicked is a conceptual museum exhibit that explores the myths and misconceptions surrounding witches and witchcraft. The exhibit walks the visitor through interactive experiences, exploring the topics of beliefs and practice of witches, the history of Salem witches, the image of the witch, and the state of witchcraft today. The design was inspired by 19th century advertisements and ephemera, the antique “Cabinet of Curiosities”, and art of the occult. All research, concept development, space planning, designing, and model construction are original and were completed in a 10-week time period.
Floor plan showing the topics each area covers and the colors that correlate.
Aerial view of the built model
Information Systems and Typography
Information Systems and Typography Each section is introduced by an old-timey town crier who announces and confronts the viewers with a myth about witches. The information in the following section dispels the misconception or provides more information on the topic.
Reader rails and call out copy help to parcel out the content into digestible bits of information for the viewer to enjoy.
"Witches Worship the Devil" This section discusses the beliefs and practice of witches, including Wicca and higher powers.
The reader rails in the center of the section explain the image of the pentagram and common confusion with Satanism.
"Witches Use their Powers for Evil" This section discusses the Wiccan rede, herbal medicine, spells and rituals.
Custom typographic treatments highlight special moments of interaction throughout the space.
Typographic call-outs signal the viewer to a fun fact or area of interaction.
A larger than life courtroom scene from the Salem witch trials.
Dimensional infographic with statistics about the Salem witch trials in a graveyard scene
"Witches are Old, Ugly Hags" A wall of TV monitors and photographs act as a timeline of witches in entertainment media. Artifacts, like the bicycle from The Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins' umbrella, float above the ground and activate the space.
"Witches are a thing of the Past" This section leaves the visitor on a lighter note, discussing witchcraft in contemporary culture and provides an opportunity for the visitor to reflect and share what they have learned in the exhibit.
DRESSIN' LIKE MY GENERATION
INFOGRAPHIC POSTER | 18" x 24" ORIGINAL Based on an article by the Smithsonian, “When Did Girls Starts Wearing Pink?” this poster explores the ways the genders have dressed through the last century.
CRUDE FOOD FOR THOUGHT
INFOGRAPHIC POSTER | 18" x 24" ORIGINAL The goal of the project was to “find a story in the data”. This poster is based on findings from data mining and conclusions that I had drawn from a raw data set of New York State Food Inspection results.
BATTLE OF BRITAIN
Five-page microsite exploring basic information about the Battle of Britain during World War II, focusing on the Super Marine Spitfire Plane. Animated with ActionScript3, the sections discuss the Nazi attacks on London, the specs that made the new plane so powerful, the men who flew them, and the eventual British victory.