passion projects

vox redesign — publication design, spring semester 2018

For my publication design class, we were tasked with creating our own version of a Vox Magazine cover concept and spread. We could either choose from three stories provided by our professor, or come up with a concept of our own. I used my love for fashion and art — and an AP story about the recurring Victorian theme at Paris Fashion Week 2018 — to create “In Victorian, En Vogue.”


I found art from notable Victorian painters Henri Rousseau and Frederic Leighton, and styled models in similar colors — but with the trends mentioned in the AP article. I then used Photoshop tools to cutout the models and place them on top of the art, to make the images appear as if they were scrapbook pages. While it was for a class (and pretty amateur design,) this was by far one of my favorite projects.

concept design — fundamentals of design, fall semester 2017

With this project, students worked in groups to create a concept for a story of their choice, or to create a fashion editorial spread. My group decided to create a fashion spread that was focused on androgynous fashion and its importance to gender-fluidity.

I was in charge of styling the outfits, and the group worked together on the photoshoot. We each designed our own versions editorial spreads. This was one of the first experiences I had with actually working with a photographer and choosing photos for a feature layout. It also gave me the opportunity to play stylist, which I couldn’t pass up.

personality design — fundamentals of design, fall semester 2017 (my first ever design project!)

As our first project for the class, we were asked to create a layout that spoke to who we were. At this time, I was in the middle of my Broad City binge, and decided to make my design look like a DVD cover for the show: except about my life.

This project holds a lot of sentimental value. It was the first time I used InDesign, but it also allowed me to get my personality across in a way that I had never been able to discover before: I was able to create something that visually represented me, instead of typing something that read true to my character. It was inspired my Broad City because I felt like the show encapsulated who I was as a person at that time, and while the show has now ended, I still attribute my creative drive to Mike Perry, the designer behind the shows amazing opening credit scenes.