The Hip Hop Haven project was an assignment where our studio needed to locate an area to hold an exhibit for First Friday in downtown Raleigh. We also were in charge of creating every part of the exhibition. I specifically created the record installations, which were created by etching and cutting typography out of and onto vinyl records. We worked with a non-profit organization, Hip Hop Haven, who allowed us the use their space. We worked with the kids in Hip Hop Haven to create pieces for the exhibit. They were as much a part of it as we were.
During the first semester of my senior year at NCSU, I took my 400 level Graphic Design studio in downtown Raleigh (a satellite location for NCSU) The Downtown Design Studio(DDS) houses classes as well as a group of landscape architecture faculty that specialize in urban design in the community. I wanted to create a poster to promote the activity of the DDDS; to inform people on the main campus of NCSU about what kinds of things were going on at DDS. I created a poster that showcased the manifesto of DDS. The poster is letterpressed onto found maps of Raleigh. There are business card sized takeaways hidden on the posters that give the viewer directions from NCSU's main campus to DDS.
For the Dorothea Dix Park project, our studio was asked to create promotional material for the urban park that will eventually exist on the grounds of the Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh. I decided to create several different identity proposals and screenprint them onto t-shirts to promote the opening of the park.
The nüfüd identity was proposed for a hypothetical company that creates snacks and candies that are completely hypoallergenic. As part of the GD 301 "Food as a System" studio, I dealt with biological and physiological influences on humans' diets. Allergies to foods was is probably the biggest biological factor that influences what humans eat on a day to day basis, so for this part of the studio, I decided to focus on that. The final output of this project was a graphic standards book as well as prototypes for product packaging.
The Marbles Children's Museum has been a mainstay in downtown Raleigh for years now. For this project, we partnered with Marbles to propose ideas for signage systems and exhibitions. I decided to address the problem of locating the building and its entrances by proposeing an exterior signage system. Each of the students in the class created a folder presentation of our work to present to the head designer of Marbles as a toolkit of ideas.