MILAN FASHION WEEK REBRAND
(identity, art direction)
A branding project rooted in deep research of how Fashion Week is perceived and presented worldwide. My methodology and approach will be expanding critical thinking skill sets and extending form making design approaches that would represent a refresh and appropriate graphic identity system for Milan Fashion Week. The project developed an appropriate and strategic graphic identity for fashion week that can be implemented over print, screen and environmental applications along with social media strategy focusing on promoting different aspects of fashion week and organizing various content for the audience.
PRESS HOTEL REBRAND
Magnificently reborn, the Press Hotel is located in what was once the Gannett Building, housing the offices and printing plant of the Portland Press Herald, the state’s largest newspaper. The story of rebirth is what this hotel wants to communicate; however, its current identity is not in line with the story. With rebranding of the Press Hotel, guests should be able to experience type and the history of the former newspaper building not only through vintage interior design but also through a modern visual identity system.
UN MASK MAGAZINE
(print, art direction)
Un Mask is a bi-annual magazine that explores the contradictory relationship between the subject matter and its hidden nature. Each issue captures and reveals something that seems right but is actually unexpected. Readers will be exposed to the unveiling truths and the behind-the-scene secrets in the field of art, social, and political context.
The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture.
PALM TREE, "PALM TREES"
Palm Tree, "Palm Trees" is a love letter to Los Angeles. After living in LA for 8 years, this is a place where I call "home". But what makes LA LA? This publication uses a seemingly native plant–palm tree, as a starting point to address the cultural diversity of Los Angeles.
LIKE A MUSICAL SCORE
Like a Musical Score is a publication about variability and multiplicity of constraints in literature, art, and life. The subjects include Oulipo group, Sol Lewitt, John Cage, Fluxus, and Yoko Ono. This book opens and ends with a set of instructions. The chapter breaks are an abstract musical score, and the placement of the "scores" determines where the text and image are being placed in each chapter, as a constraint to challenge myself as a designer.
Onomatopee Projects, founded in 2006 and directed by Freek Lomme since, is a curating and editorially led public gallery and publisher that is particularly known for their self-initiated and transdisciplinary projects. Furthermore, they also host the projects of progressive individuals as well as artist-run and institutional organizations.
ZK Cacti is a transitional serif display typeface that is inspired by the sharpness and the roundness of cactus. The skeleton is based on Times New Roman, with modification to mimic the characteristics of cactus.
A logo designed for Starbucks Safety & Security Service department. The pins are given out to employees as a reward for the departmental anniversary event.
Worked with creative director and art directors to create retail graphics, product imagery, and Apple internal projects.
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