Folk Nite: WunderKammer

Folk Nite: WunderKammer

This was the intro video for Folk Nite:WunderKammer. Folk Nite is a community arts event in the suburbs of Chicago where accessibility to the arts is minimal and finding creative spaces to participate is quite difficult. Events are themed and include community-generated artwork and short-set performances.

Video was announced a Judge’s Choice for the 2014 Chicago Design Archives.

The introduction video was projected on an entire wall to signal to attendees that the event was starting. The video began playing while guests were mingling in the main event space. The sounds are comforting, evoking the memory of a lullaby. Type is manipulated in water similarly to how a scientist would mix chemicals in a beaker, referencing the scientific and exploratory notions of historic WunderKammen without literally visually presenting them.

Other event materials, such as the poster, wayfinding, and event set-lists were created from the same process as the video.


Attendees were encouraged to bring an item to contribute to a growing WunderKammer installation.


Where There Is Not

Where There Is Not

Branding, 2015

Where There is Not is an organization started by architect and educator, Jae Cha. The organization leads students in creating products that are meant to reach areas in the world that have a basic need for survivial and spiritual input. Research and case studies determine areas of focus and products are developed, sometimes as small as a keychain or as large as a temporary shelter.

In spring of 2015 Professor Jae Cha, Professor Lauren Meranda, and myself joined three of our Judson University classes together to build, brand, and sell these developed products. We set a mixture of architecture and graphic design students to the task. The architecture students design the products and the graphic design students branded each sub-company under the Where There is Not umbrella and built a Web site meant to sell products to the public.

The branding identity and posters were designed in collaboration with Anna Filbert.

WhereThereIsNot Process
WhereThereIsNot Process

Photos by Sarah Recker and Jae Cha.

Dear, Sincerely, all

Dear, Sincerely, all

Newsprint Show Poster/Mailer
Broadsheet Format, 2016

Judson University’s Graphic Design BFA thesis exhibitions materials. The mailer opens to reveal more information about the two shows. The opened mailer doubles as the show poster. The title of the show hints at the personal themes of the individual projects. At the exhibition, a banner with the show graphics utilizes paper, which emphasizes the notion of a personal note or letter.


Art & Design in Nature Creative Retreat Booklet

Art & Design in Nature Creative Retreat Booklet

Judson University, School of Art & Design Creative Retreat, 2015

Accompanying a wondrous weekend away, this booklet guided students from Judson University. Imagery was created using images of nature—water, clouds, honeycomb—revealed through images of found shadows. The booklets contained essential information for the students, including a map of the grounds, camp rules, room assignments, and meal prep teams. It also served as a workbook for the development of their nature installations.