This infographic tells the story of a cross-country bike ride undertaken by over 2,000 people in 1976 to celebrate the USA bicentennial. It shows the route taken, key stops, and demographics of riders. This was a fun project to work on because I went through several iterations to refine in order to communicate the information in the most clear and visually engaging way.
Print is 24 x 36 in. Zoom into detail here.
A visually engaging app showcasing groundbreaking research
Visualizing Building Performance Data uses excel to color code data so that patterns in building performance become apparently quickly. This method is a vast improvement on the difficult to read black and white spreadsheets data is usually presented in.
Designed at SOM.
A thoughtful brand for a progressive student committee
The Student Sustainability Committee at University of Illinois controls the distribution of mandatory student fees, thus they have the ability invest in sustainable solutions for campus problems. The organization needed to put its best foot forward and project an image that matched the meaningful work they do. While the SSC is student run, it relies on participation of the student population. My concept for the branding and site was to show the collaboration required for the SSC to be a success and reflect the energetic vibe of the SSC.
Illustrating a next generation infrastructure
I designed this icon set for a large-scale urban planning project on Chicago's southside. Icons work alongside text within strategy book to illustrate how the principles of the vision are being implemented throughout the plan. Designed for SOM.
An identity for a crowd-designed project for Chicago
A project by Greater Good Studio, the goal of Designing Chicago is to create the perfect transit app through crowd-sourced design. The mark is inspired by Chicago's signature grid, bisected by the occasional diagonal street. Designed for Greater Good Studio.
Showcasing views from a supertall
Simple iPad app created in InDesign's Digital Publishing Suite developed for SOM to display panorama views from a tower in Kunming, China. Designed for SOM.
Appreciating a neighborhood and connecting a community
I loved growing up in Rogers Park. In 2011, I gathered historic photos of the neighborhood from the Rogers Park Historical Society, and biked around to reshoot them from the same angle. When comparing the photos, I was amazed at how much the neighborhood had changed. So, I did some research to create infographics representing the changing demographics of the neighborhood and interviewed my neighbor, a lifelong resident. I presented my photographs, infographics, and interview in a 7 x 10 in. book. I also created a website featuring the photos so more people can interact with the photos and learn about the neighborhood. View the live site here.
Traveling books for an art history lover
I designed a set of books about Flemish art history. One half of the book is a history of Belgium, and one half is meticulously typeset art history writings on famous Northern Renaissance paintings. Although now I focus on digital design, this project showcases my roots at a detail-oriented print designer with a great sense of typography.
Re-thinking a system of maps
I worked with a team at Archeworks to design a set of maps for RTA's Metra lines. We simplified the amount of information and modernized the design. I also created a set of brochures aimed at tourists taking the Metra. The client wanted a modern feel, so I used the inspiration of Chicago streets to create abstract designs. Designed for Archeworks.
A beautiful app to help roommates share expenses
I created a visual re-design and rebranding concept for a cost splitting app. My roommates and I currently use a cost splitting app and we love it because it helps us make sure we have what we always need for the house and everyone gets paid back.