Projects

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01

Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring

When I started working with Bigs & Littles NYC Mentoring in 2019 through a Taproot Foundation connection, the organization was looking for help producing its first annual in its over 100 year history. Working closely with the Bigs & Littles leadership team, we've been collaborating on the project every year since. This their 2020 Impact Report, which can be reviewed in full here.

02

Open Hearts Art Center

Open Hearts Art Center is very much a grassroots, roll up your sleeves and get it done organization. When they came to me, they'd been using a newsletter template and were looking for ways to better champion their programs and their artists. Working together with their directors and development manager, we managed to get this showcase piece done in just two weeks time and well under budget. 

03

The Ritz-Carlton, Abu Dhabi

As a solution to their need for a bilingual membership brochure and allow for easy updating, I designed a three panel folder with tabs to hold separate fee/benefits cards. Additionally, I designed membership cards, vehicle stickers, and a voucher booklet of special members-only offers.

04

Paraguas Books

Paraguas sent me the galley and a rough sketch for the cover of CS Reid’s Plucking Poetry from the Air, a young adult novel about an aspiring young poet and her adventures retrieving her manuscript in time for the big competition. From there, I pushed the direction towards cinematic urban grit meets colorful tween pop.

05

Basically Human

When asked to design a site to accompany the traveling exhibition Basically Human: Fifteen Young Artists from the Middle East, I built and scripted it entirely in Flash (HTML5 was a few years away), allowing for a subtly-animated, DNA-inspired interface.

06

Brand & Identity

Identity design for health and beauty, hospitality, fashion, games, construction and NGO.

07

Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

I was asked by an agency to complete a suite of icons to illustrate the perks of the ADCB Touchpoints program. With the exception of one or two, each icon was rendered using a single, continuous line. 

08

Abu Dhabi Sports

I was approached to illustrate two TVC boards to help launch Abu Dhabi Sports’ coverage of the English Premier League. Presented here are early sketches as well as inked and colored panels completed in a 72-hour marathon for the finals.

09

Thirteens

From January through November 2013, the Thirteens Project focused on historic events that occurred on the thirteenth day of each month, producing illustrated screen-savers for mobile devices (Apple iPhone and iPad). Whatever happened to December? Nelson Mandela passed away, evoking a moment of silence.

10

Szossari

Originally conceived in 2008 as a whimsical prank of a brand, Szossari (so-sah-ree) became a reality in 2016 when I used my wildflower sketches (drawn during lunch breaks in an empty lot in Jersey City) as the catalyst for a silk scarf design.

 

Encouraged by a friend (and first customer), I opened my shop with two designs and have been keeping the wheels going since.

11

Open Code

When I learned that coding wasn’t being taught in the local schools to children under 8 years old, I decided to introduce coding to my own kids by making a game of it. The prototype was made with a cut up cereal box and a Sharpie marker. We played for hours on the carpet and I realized I’d struck on something.

12

Apparel

Released under the Szossari brand, these highlight a variety of causes close to me. 

13

Quadrula

A geometric display face that's a little bit Deco and a little bit Art Nouveau. Cue the Osmonds.

14

Hinge

Hinge is a bespoke display face built from the quartered segments of a circle, its diameter and radius. Nothing a little WD-40 can’t fix.

15

HB Universal 22

HB Universal 22 is a typeface 9 and 100 years in the making! In serendipitous parallel celebration of 100 years of Bauhaus typography, I drafted the first handful of gleeful glyphs for the thirteens project in 2013. Herbert Bayer-inspired, my goal is to turn this into a family of differing weights.

 

Download the beta version of HB Universal Thin here.

16

Aurec

A geometric display face based on the golden rectangle.

17

Beagleboo

In July 2022, we got ourselves a dog. Not just any dog, but a beagle rescue named Bagel. He's a handful, but a lovin' handful, and the inspiration behind the Beagleboo brand. It reflects his mischievousness, and, of course, my own cheeky sensibilities.

 

You can follow Bagel's antics on the @beagleboo.love Instagram here.

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