Promotional video for Offset, USU's Senior BFA Graphic Design show.
Directed and branded Impact, USU's first annual earth week art exhibition.
Motion branding package (ident & logo animation) for Waveform, a production company specializing in the creation of music videos and engaging commercial campaigns for musicians and record labels. Music is an integral part of Waveform’s DNA and has driven the success of its music video and live music departments.
Designed overgrown post-apocalyptic scene utilizing large leggy houseplants, flickering red bulbs and smoke machines. The environment was then used to direct the actor's narrative, she is shown putting on her protective gear and respirator before exiting the space into the unknown.
Kinetic typography video for Sweet n Sour by Waterbed, an alternative pop duo heavily influenced by psychedelic rock and 90s pop. The video mirrors this influence through its color scheme and use of glitches reminiscent of early television sets.
A poster was created first to establish the color scheme, type system and to build the objects that would later be animated. To complement the song’s 90’s synth, and psychedelic undertones, I chose to collage photographs and footage that visualized the opposites referenced in the lyrics. These objects are defamiliarized by their placement withinin this “sweet n sour” candyland and through a color treatment reminiscent of a Victor Moscoso screenprint.
Used existing animal photography by Joel Sartore to create over twelve different motion graphic video pieces. These clips were projected onto the side of St Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, as part of a public art projection to inspire change in light of the current climate and extinction crises. The show was put on by the Oceanic Preservation Society, and Obscura Digital, December 8th, 2015. Click the button below for footage of the entire event. Clips of a few individual projections can be found below.
This poster brochure visualizes the impacts of conflict palm oil production locally and on a global scale, while also calling attention to the ingredient’s ubiquity in fast food, snack items, and everyday toiletries. The poster provides shoppers with methods they can use to distinguish between brands that have committed to utilizing sustainably-sourced palm oil, and those that haven’t.
Post-structural type fusion poster, working backwards from formal design processes. Beginning first with creating abstract forms, and then applying a concept later in the process. From there, used the forms to create typographic shapes to assist the concept of the piece.
Motion graphic explainer video created to promote the Jeffrey D Clark Center's $100 Startup Business Competition. Used original illustrations and After Effects to create this simple instructional video highlighting the easiness of applying for the competition. This video was promoted online through the Center's various social media channels, and was shown live to 300 students. The competition received over 60 team applications, each containing 2-3 participants.
Photographed minnows in shape of "90%" for feature article taken from NPRs The Salt. Article is about smaller fish such as anchovies and minnows that are used for fishmeal, and the possibility of eating them over the larger fish they are fed to in order to decrease world hunger, and create a more sustainable food source. Used vernacular of newspaper and wet newsprint to play with the association of purchased fish being wrapped in newsprint.
The National Geographic PhotoArk is Joel Sartore's multiyear endeavor to create portraits of every captive species on the planet, before they disappear to the extinction crisis. This project is focused on both archiving these animals, but also getting the world to care about the plight of endangered species, and to inspire people to take action in their everyday lives to reduce their carbon footprint.
This video contains behind-the-scenes footage of photographing the animals, while also utilizing motion graphics to bring the still images to life. This was one of the final projects created during my internship with Joel Sartore at the PhotoArk.
In today’s society, most products are designed to be used once, thrown out, and then replaced again. This series highlights some of the items that consumers use in their everyday lives that typically don’t get reused, and often have reusable alternatives.
These photographs are set in natural scenes to show the reality of where your disposed goods end up, blanketing the surface of the earth like fresh snow. In shooting these, my models and I would unintentionally find garbage already in the landscape aside from the props we brought to the location ourselves. The found garbage was often worked into the photograph alongside the previously selected repeated items.
Each scene is the result of the combination of multiple photographs through digital imaging. The image with the red cups to the left was selected to be in the 2015 Utah Arts & Museums Statewide Annual Exhibition. The entire series was featured in Utah State University's Montage: BFA Photography Exhibition: 2015.