• Magazine Cover - December 2012 Magazine Cover - December 2012 Challenge- Create a cover and a two-page layout for a lawn and garden article from a mainstream media outlet. Creating a professional looking layout, keeping in mind the principles of proximity, repetition, contrast, and alignment. Programs used- Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign Design Process- Used an article that not only fit the subject lawn and garden, but enabled me to inject a little bit of design humor. Used my own photographs to enhance the overall design.
  • Two-page Layout - December 2012 Two-page Layout - December 2012 A continuation of the lawn and garden theme.
  • Poster Series - July 2012 Poster Series - July 2012 Challenge- Create three ads to call attention to a non-profit and its cause. Text placement and use of type. Overall layout and call to action. Program used- Adobe Photoshop Design Process- Manipulated photos to create a mood appropriate for each message. Added “Did you know?” tagline to create interest.
  • Poster Series - July 2012 Poster Series - July 2012 A continuation of the poster series.
  • Poster Series - July 2012 Poster Series - July 2012 Final poster in the series.
  • Infographic - December 2012 Infographic - December 2012 Challenge- Design an infographic that presents facts about a land animal. Programs used- Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign Design Process- Used the different Adobe programs to create the individual elements and then pulled them together in InDesign. Used my own photos to enhance the overall design.
  • Five-page Magazine Spread - November 2012 Five-page Magazine Spread - November 2012 Challenge- Create a 5-page spread for an article in a food and wine magazine. Creating a professional looking layout, keeping in mind the principles of proximity, repetition, contrast, and alignment. Programs used- Adobe Photoshop and InDesign Design Process- Limited number of fonts and used a 6-column grid to create a balanced layout.
  • Five-page Magazine Spread - November 2012 Five-page Magazine Spread - November 2012 First spread of the magazine article.
  • Five-page Magazine Spread - November 2012 Five-page Magazine Spread - November 2012 Last spread of the Food & Wine article.
  • Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 Challenge- Create a seafood cookbook in 10x7 landscape format. Programs used- Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator Design Process- I was born in Maryland, along the Chesapeake Bay, so it was a given that my cookbook would focus on Maryland seafood.
  • Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 - cont. Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 - cont. Inside cover and table of contents
  • Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 - cont. Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 - cont. First spread.
  • Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 - cont. Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 - cont. Second spread.
  • Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 - cont. Seafood Cookbook - March 2013 - cont. Final spread.
  • 1920s Style Poster - February 2013 1920s Style Poster - February 2013 Challenge- Create a 1920s style poster to advertise an industry, based on two words, sky and sculpture. Programs used- Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Design Process- Combined and enhanced two photos (of my own) to illustrate the two words from the design challenge. Chose a typeface that reflected the time period required.
  • Wayfinding Map & Signage - January 2013 Wayfinding Map & Signage - January 2013 Challenge- Design a takeaway wayfinding map and signage for a mall. Program used- Adobe Illustrator
  • Photo Manipulation - November 2012 Photo Manipulation - November 2012 Challenge- Create three unique images using three or more images in Photoshop that reflect the concept Autumn. Programs used- Adobe Photoshop and InDesign Design Process- Explained on each page.
  • Photo Manipulation - November 2012 Photo Manipulation - November 2012 Second of the image series.
  • Photo Manipulation - November 2012 Photo Manipulation - November 2012 Last of the Autumn image series.