Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving (& please pass the turkey)

Finally, I've got an excuse to show off my sweet greyhound Murray. Here he is modeling a scarf I knitted up the other night using size 50 needles (!) and Lion Brand 'thick & quick' yarn. This yarn definitely lives up to it's name. Thanks to the jumbo sized needles and thick yarn, I cranked this scarf out in an evening of TV watching. I hope everyone has a cozy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Museum of Science, Boston

Here's another recent collaboration with Plural. This project is a 36 page magazine for the Museum of Science in Boston. There is also a concise annual report inserted into the center of magazine. The audience is members and donors so it is chock full of the many exciting things going on at the museum. As with the Brandeis project, I was given well thought out brand standards to work with—a recently updated logo, font and palette selection. It was my job to take those elements and design a magazine that reflected the museum's character and quality. So if you're in Boston, check out the museum—you'll see Triceratops Cliff, one of only four nearly compete Triceratops on public display anywhere in the world!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Shopping for something special?

The holidays are just around the corner! If you happen to be stumped on what to give to your someone special, I'm happy to create a unique piece of jewelry for you to slide under the Christmas tree. Here are a few pieces I've done in the past, and while these are no longer available, I can make new pieces based on your color and style preferences.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Brandeis Anthology

I recently partnered with Plural, a Brand Strategy and Design consultancy in Boston to design a 70 page anthology for Brandeis University. The collection of essays are written by academics on the subject of Jewish Experiential Learning—in other words, stepping out of the classroom and learning by doing. I really enjoyed working on it for a few reasons. The University has an existing brand that is well-designed and allowed me to build upon it. I also had really great photography to work with, which is not always the case. For this project, after reviewing every essay, I recommended photography styles and content that would support the text. The cover was printed in 4 color process, while the rest of the book is only 2 inks–blue and brown—however I used the two inks in a variety of combinations to really push the results. A lot can be done with only two inks! Above are a few spreads from the book.
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