Friday, September 10, 2010

All Nighter

Next weekend Stout Adventures is having a campout at the Challenge Course. Below is the poster I designed to advertise the event. It sounds like it'll be a fun time! Register here if you're interested in attending!

Apple Pie: 21st Birthday Gift

For my sister's 21st birthday, I made her Apple Pie—a dangerously delicious mix of apple cider, cinnamon, sugar, and grain alcohol—and of course a custom label accompanied it. (alcohol seems to be such a great gift-everyone likes it, and it allows me to be creative & thoughtful!)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

College Chef :: Advertising Photography

Here's my latest Advertising Photography project for College Chef, a site and television network that is catered toward college students looking to improve their cooking skills and create easy gourmet meals on a budget.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

New blog!

Hey everyone!
I've started a new blog with that will feature freelance graphic design and photography as well as more professional work. Feel free to follow!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

University Recreation Golf Scramble

Hey all you golfers (or even non-golfers) out there! Grab your family and come to the Menomonie Golf and Country Club during Family Weekend on Saturday, April 17th for the Golf Scramble. To participate, register by April 9th. A registration form is available here. It'll be a fun event!

Warheads Extreme Sour Candy :: Advertising Photography

Warheads Extreme Sour candy was my product of choice for my first Advertising Photography project. The concept was to pull the viewer in with hyper-realistic lighting effects and intriguing yet funny expressions that one can relate to when tasting something extremely sour.
This project was an AMAZING learning experience for me. I attempted to emulate the ever-famous photographer and photo manipulator Jill Greenberg's lighting style. The setup consisted of a quite complicated 7-light system: a ring light, overhead boom, background light, two front soft-boxes, and two side umbrellas. The struggle to get the lighting right was worth it. Check out the final results!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

V-Day Gift

For Valentine's day this year, I wanted to relish in the good times my boyfriend and I spend together. The best moments usually occur during various random adventures, so I thought, "what better way to celebrate spontaneity than with a variety pack of beer?" I designed each bottle differently, and since Jeff loves trying new kinds of beer and values good design, he absolutely LOVED his gift.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

::: Sore Loser —Typeface :::

Another Typeface that I hope to finish someday...
Thought I'd show a bit of the process

basic letter structure made with lines
adding serifs...
Outlined and expanded, another stroke added and expanded again. Centers taken out of letters for Bold version.

A Few Old Projects...

I realized I never posted my work that I did over winter break for University Recreation. So here it is...
Stout Adventures Trips & Clinics Posters, Stout Adventurer Cover and Back, Dog Sledding Trip Poster,  and Step-It-Stout 2010 Crusin' the Coast Logo, Poster, & Registration Form

My Birthday Wish-list

I know, I know, my birthday isn't for another month, but I just came across a few things that I would love love love to have!

Okay, I know these are all crazy expensive and unrealistic, but a girl can dream, can't she? :o)

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Warheads: Extreme Sour Face

For my first Advertising Photography project I plan to do a campaign for Warheads Extreme Sour Candy.  This weekend I experimented with lighting in the studio and I thought I'd share the results.  I pulled inspiration for lighting and post processing from photographers Jill Greenberg and Dave Hill in attempt to get a hyper-realistic almost illustrated look.  I only had a half hour in the studio, so next time I hope to get the lighting just perfect to better achieve the effect I want. I also need to come up with better copy text. I'm super excited for the next shoot. I plan to bring eyedrops and Extreme Warheads for my models to get some awesome eye-watering sour faces. Stay tuned for the final product!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Social Sunday

Social Sunday is a gathering for UW-Stout AIGA Student group members. The purpose of the get-together is to hang out with other student designers in a fun, social setting while sharing ideas and inspiration. This month's Social Sunday is going to be held at the Raw Deal on February 7th at 1 pm.  (The Raw Deal has deeee-licious juices, smoothies, and coffee, I must add!)
So come on by for some good food, good laughs, and good insight!
I was asked to design the poster for this event, and I'm pretty excited about the typeface I came up with. Maybe I'll attempt to make the entire alphabet someday...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The Dionysus Circle Wine Packaging Design Project

After my laptop was stolen during finals week last semester, these photos are pretty much all I have left of this project. I'm thankful I had everything printed before the incident!
If you missed my previous posts, the concept behind this project goes as follows:
The Dionysus Circle is a line of wines each titled with a name of a greek god or goddess that had some relation to Dionysus, the God of wine.  Just as each god and goddess has specific characteristics that make them distinct, each various type of wine holds its unique traits, and the two are paired accordingly.

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