01 REFUGEE GUIDE
03 RUNWAY 181
04 HIGHLAND GROCERY
05 TULALIP PORTRAITS
06 VOTE4ME X SLAM
07 ДOMA (DOMA)
ILLUSTRATION • LAYOUT DESIGN
The Ukrainian Refugee crisis is at its worst right now. Nearly two million Ukrainian citizens are displaced because of the current conflict with Russia. This refugee guide was created as a tool to help. The challenge
for this project was working with two languages. The information needed to be effective for on both ends, whether the person in need knows English or not. Everything from the icons to the rhetoric used in both languages was created to speak in a way beneficial to the group of people who need the information the most. Working with Timur, a close friend from Ukraine made the experience feel much more real and
personal to the intended audience. Design can do a lot to inform and comfort others in times of change.
BRAND DESIGN • CREATIVE DIRECTION
Overworld is a personal brand I created during the pandemic. The goal of the brand is to capture
the excitement and mystery that kept me hooked on skateboarding, old science fiction movies, cars,
music, nature, and photography throughout my childhood. The name Overworld comes from a concept
in videogames. The overworld is the main region that connects all the different levels in the game together.
I thought this was a perfect term to hint at the many different interests and concepts being united within my brand. The project exists equally as a design studio and clothing brand, creating all forms of media ranging from social media campaigns to skate videos and clothes.
181 is a collaborative project that aims to open up the world of fashion to emerging designers. The project was conceived by Jesse Hallen at The New Company as a study of location and experiential design in relation to fashion presentation. After months of planning, the result was a fashion presentation featuring looks designed by Ng2 studios. The project aims to continue with new venues and themes in the future. I photographed the presentation in a way that emphasized the relationship between the models and their environment. I was allowed access to all parts of the runway to show the forced perspective elements and how they drastically shift as the viewer’s angle of the space changes.
Moving to Los Angeles during the pandemic was certainly a bold decision, but one I do not regret to this day. I moved to the historic Highland Park neighborhood, and quickly fell in love with the long spanning cultural history. I created this font from scratch as an homage to the vibrant hand-written signage and overall vintage feel that defines Highland Park. Living in such a vibrant community has a direct effect on the creative process, and this font is a testament to that. This font is super fun to use in an array of graphic applications.
CONCEPT • ILLUSTRATION
This series of portraits actually began as a font. The font was inspired by Northwest First Nations, but evolved to something bigger. This was an homage to the incredibly beautiful traditions of the Northwest Indigenous art style but also worked to modernize them. Each portrait depicts an animal important to the Tulalip tribal nations. Creating these was a really exciting and peaceful experience. It quickly became challenging to maintain a balance that honors the natural beauty of these animals but also abstract them in a way
which represents a precious traditional artform. Featured below are the two most recent portraits;
Hound (left) and Raven (right).
COVER DESIGN • PHOTO EDITING
Vote4Me is a Los Angeles nonprofit dedicated to educating and empowering underpriveliged communities. The primary goal is to inform community members of the power they hold with their ability to vote and make lasting changes for the areas they live in. Vote4Me partnered with SLAM magazine to create mock magazine covers, featuring student athletes and other prominent young adults . The purpose is to show the scale and range of people who are affected by votes, many being under 18 or unable to vote for various reasons. The result was a social media blast on the athletes’ Instagram profiles prompting members of their
communities to vote.
CREATIVE DIRECTION • LAYOUT DESIGN • PHOTOGRAPHY
Дома is a personal narrative photography book. The title translates to ‘Homes.’ The scenes and portraits that fill the pages document a life journey spanning 6 years and 10 Countries. It is filled with beauty, familiarity, chaos, tension, and moments of peace. The final run was 100 copies with 116 pages each. Домa challenges viewers to look back and appreicate their progression through such a beautiful and confusing world.
Thanks for taking the time to check out my portfolio. Let’s make something together. I’m actively seeking
work as a graphic designer, photographer, and illustrator. If you like what you saw, feel free to get in touch
via email, or follow my creative journey via Instagram. I try to keep this site updated often with new projects
as I finish them too. Feel free to explore the other tabs on here, too. There's a lot to see. I wish you all the best.