BOOKS

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PARALLAX ANNUAL BOOK 2015

Showcasing the best in creative writing and visual art for the year, I used the title as the driving force for designing the book (Parallax- the crosspoint between two lines of sight that dictate the distance
of an object).
With the idea of a Rorschach test to convey visuals and creativity, I created a set of Rorschach images that reflected the feel of the surrounding environment at the school. The entire book reflected the idea of the Rorschachs. Also, included in the book, was a set of 10 flash cards for generating ideas.
PUBLICATION LINK: https://issuu.com/parallax-online/docs/parallax_2015-web

CLIENT: Idyllwild Arts Academy Creative Writing Department
ROLE IN PROJECT: Art Director
PROGRAMS USED: Adobe Indesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

PARALLAX ANNUAL BOOK 2016

Showcasing the best in creative writing and visual art for the year, I used the title as the driving force for designing the book (Parallax- the crosspoint between two lines of sight that dictate the distance
of an object).
The facets of a jewel were the idea used to convey the visuals and creativity. The outside cover was frosted, with the un-distorted version of the lettering echoing the cover on the first page to simulate looking through a jewel. The cover also had a spot UV coating on the letters, and along the edges of each facet for a bit of shine.
PUBLICATION LINK: https://issuu.com/parallax-online/docs/parallax_16-book-for-web

CLIENT: Idyllwild Arts Academy Creative Writing Department
ROLE IN PROJECT: Art Director
PROGRAMS USED: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

PARALLAX ANNUAL BOOK 2017

Showcasing the best in creative writing and visual art for the year, I used the title as the driving force for designing the book (Parallax- the crosspoint between two lines of sight that dictate the distance
of an object).
The idea behind the design of this Parallax book, was to visualize what we see with our eyes closed. At first thought, one thinks, “Well, black (darkness).” Although, upon further reflection, we realize that there is a rich tapestry of colors swirling around 'under our eyelids,' that is very much affected by the outside world.

CLIENT: Idyllwild Arts Academy Creative Writing Department
ROLE IN PROJECT: Art Director
PROGRAMS USED: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

PARALLAX ANNUAL BOOK 2018

Showcasing the best in creative writing and visual art for the year, I used the title as the driving force for designing the book (Parallax- the crosspoint between two lines of sight that dictate the distance
of an object).
To establish the idea of 'Identity,' I created the word PARALLAX using bars to resemble a bar code. I had it die-cut on the cover, and used a piece of student art that also (conveniently) used identity as its subject matter. I had it positioned on the first page, behind the die-cut so that It’s eyes were looking back at the reader through the bar code-like text.
PUBLICATION LINK: https://issuu.com/parallax-online/docs/parallax-2018_web

CLIENT: Idyllwild Arts Academy Creative Writing Department
ROLE IN PROJECT: Art Director
PROGRAMS USED: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop

IONA FASHION MAGAZINE COVER

IONA magazine, whose target demographic is independent African-American women, contracted me to design the cover of the magazine.
They wanted a clean and elegant, yet powerful color palate that would complement the sophistication of the magazine.

CLIENT: IONA Magazine
ROLE IN PROJECT: Art Director
PROGRAMS USED: Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop