The top four ways theme parks are successful: powerful storytelling, employee commitment, engaging theme and nostalgia. What better theme for a park than Greek mythology because it creates an educational platform for great historical stories to be told! As a theme park guest, I love going to observe intricate architecture and design. For these reasons, I created NOSTOS.
NOSTOS means an epic hero returning home by sea, which comes from Ancient Greek literature. Upon arrival, travelers (guests) pick their guide, one of the twelve Olympians, to help them on their journey. When travelers reach the guide’s attraction area, they receive special perks. NOSTOS was designed for every age to enjoy. Aphrodite's Villa presents beautiful gardens while Hestia’s Mount Olympus is every adrenaline rush junky’s dream. The 3D model mirrors what material travelers would walk on, showing a clear distinction of where they are. While providing realistic settings of Ancient Greece and fun rides, NOSTOS really is the most incredible journey.
After conducting an informational interview with a design firm in Portland, I enrolled in an introduction to SketchUp class. This 8 week summer session taught on a PC, but I finished assignments on a MAC. Learning a 3D program was exciting because I had only worked in 2D spaces before like Illustrator and InDesign.
The final project was very open ended, we just had to build a structure. I enjoy exploring museums and how each exhibit tells a story. I designed an architecture museum with 5 different influential eras in history. My favorite parts were determining how guests would navigate the space and displaying a large structure in front of each exhibit.
AutoCAD | Summer 2018
After conducting an informational interview with a design firm in Portland, I enrolled in an introduction to AutoCAD class. This 8 week summer session taught on a PC, but I finished assignments on a MAC. I enjoyed working in AutoCAD because I learned a new program, architecture language and grew fascinated by the 2D structures I can create. I started from making basic furniture to designing a first floor’s interior in a family residence.
Design an app for a mobile phone | Fall 2017
Cold One, created for Corvallis, Oregon, presents a location that fits your night’s expectations. We ask you four basic questions about your current mood for music, vibe, price and crowd size. You can access a bar’s specials, ratings and a live newsfeed from customers currently there. Whether you want a low key night or a dance party with friends, Cold One provides an accurate and easy way to plan your night.
Cultivating Cultures is a TED Talk in New York City, an iconic and diverse place. With seven keynote speakers from each continent presenting a topic they are passionate about from their homeland, the event invites people around the world to join.
Ten Countries' Culinary Costs
Design infographic about food | 2018
I chose this elective graphic design course to gain experience and knowledge of infographics that I can apply to my future career in themed entertainment.
Graphic Design Internship | Winter 2018
Projects for GRAMMY Museum LA
Fun Fact: I attended Bob Santelli’s, the executive director of the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles from 2008 to 2016, lecture on the GRAMMY Awards at Oregon State University and contacted him to learn more about the industry and the creative process. After several conversations, he introduced me to SAWYER Agency based in California. I showed them my portfolio, scheduled a phone call and became their first remote intern.
Taylor Swift Caseback
Create a graphic for Swift’s artifact case.
Inspired by Swift’s new reputation, I altered her infamous Reputation album cover on a close up of her face to represent power and show off her identity.
Ladies and Gentlemen... The Beatles
Create graphic audiences view upon arrival.
This exhibit held memorabilia from The Beatles so I chose the concept of nostalgia and picked candid photographs from their travels to performing on stage. Audiences take a step back in time and witness the band’s evolution.
GRAMMY Museum Advertisements
Create promotional material for social media.
Here’s a captivating mock up of the museum’s event designed for Instagram.
THIS IS NOT A SHIRT
Create marketing campaign for a sustainable wool shirt | Winter 2019
Tasked to market a sustainable shirt, we decided to target men and women who enjoy customizable fashion and care about the world. You’re buying a perfect fit; by selecting the specific cut and style of your shirt, you create an elevated basic piece that will be a new go-to in your wardrobe.
Collaboration with Nicole Asato.
Creative Intern | Summer 2018
Looptworks is a Portland, Oregon based business that upcycles or re-purposes abandoned, pre-consumer and post-consumer materials into limited edition products.
Not only did I create designs, I also worked alongside every employee to gain a better understanding of a small company. I learned the importance of teamwork, communication and accountability.
Project 1: Upcycled T-Shirts
Market and sell surplus t-shirts.
I planned to ask designers in the Portland, OR area to showcase their ideas and creativity. Looptworks T-shirt Project is educate people of current world problems in a creative and captivating graphic. They are looking for a designer, artist, illustrator, or anyone with a passion for sustainability to design a graphic tee. Designers will be given a pressing issue as the theme, executed in a creative and captivating graphic. Looptworks welcome and encourage all perspectives and ideas. Every month they are looking for a new design so they encourage multiple submissions. The selected design would receive compensation and full social media press.
Project 2: Computer Sleeves
Design computer sleeves from old Portland Trail Blazers’ jerseys.
After talking to the head product designer, I found simpler patterns are better and easier to produce. Using “Portland” and red, black, gray and white is clearly recognizable to the public. Using black as the primary color as opposed to white, leads to a cleaner sleeve.
Typography in Videography
Create typography driven video | Spring 2018
Christianity’s seven deadly sins appealed to me because each sin inspires a call to action, thus relating to kinetic typography perfectly. The words drove the movement of this video. Using a black background represents the darkness of these sins. Colors boldly contribute to the feelings and emotions while experiencing the video.
Edify is a learning strategy firm that removes the employee development challenges from scaling your startup.
They hosted an event in Portland, OR February 2018. Using their branding, I designed the booklets attendees received. I chose hands because they symbolize inclusiveness and embody trust which is an important quality for their audience.