Below are some examples of my graphic-design work, with accompanying descriptions of each project.
This is the logo and business card I designed for Walla Walla Mobility.
I am a member of Citizens’ Climate Lobby and am active in the Tri-Cities chapter. These are some of the posters I’ve designed for outreach events.
This is a TV advertisement for Densow’s Medical Supplies in Richland, WA. I produced the illustrations used in the ad.
The Hanford Made film provides a broad overview of the Manhattan Project with an emphasis on plutonium production at Hanford during the Manhattan Project. It was produced by the Manhattan Project National Historical Park (National Park Service), in coordination with the B Reactor Museum Association. I was responsible for the graphic design and animation seen throughout the film.
This video was an offshoot from the larger Hanford Made film, and developed exclusively for the National Park Service’s classroom outreach.
The content of this video was also adapted into an educational slideshow format, as shown below. This version could also be printed and distributed, making it ideal for classroom use.
This is an image of “Nancy” (a prominent character from the newspaper comic by the same name). It was done as part of a data visualization project at Washington State University. For my project, I chose to catalogue all of the books and other publications that I have. I recorded titles, number of issues (for magazines, mostly), number of duplicates, publication type, and subject. I then arranged the list by subject, and converted the data to a chart to reflect this. The image is composed of many different elements that seemingly have nothing to do with each other, but they all serve a purpose. Each character represents a different subject, and each is sized according to the number of titles that fall under that subject. For example, most of my books have something to do with comics, so the largest feature of the drawing is “Nancy,” from the Ernie Bushmiller comic strip. I have many books about architecture but only a few about academics, so the Cape Cod house is larger than the college professor. Books on computers are few but cross into other disciplines (like Arduino), which is why the Macintosh is running from one place to another. I don’t have that many books strictly on science, but still drew the beaker large; this allowed it to encompass fiction too (there’s somebody inside). The Beetle is also large, larger than the number of books on automobiles would suggest; but this too was to enlarge fiction’s hold on the composition at large (à la Herbie ‘the Love Bug’). Less-represented topics include poetry (Leaves of Grass), religion (cross lapel pin), cooking and drinking (the chef), memoirs (the woman in the beaker), trivia (writing on Nancy’s arms), engineering (the elbow rocket and helicopter), art (Nancy’s drawing tools), writing (books in her arm), travel (the globe), philosophy (“hell is other people”), history (Gettysburg Address on Nancy’s leg), psychology) Freud on her skirt), politics (Trump/Pence button), and fiction (Golden Snitch, and the eyeball in her bow).
Below are images from “My Friend Salt,” a picture book I illustrated for the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA).
Below are images from “Phoenix: The Ford Pinto Story,” a true-to-life account of the Pinto’s development. This book introduces the casual reader to automotive engineering concepts, tort law, and federal safety regulations.
Below is a drawing done for a design contest, with the theme of “Protecting Public Media.”
Below are images from my self-published children’s book, “Snake Rapunzel.”
Below is a comic I drew after an encounter at Mt. Rainier National Park.
Below is a comic I drew after canvassing for Washington State Ballot Initiative 1631, which would have been the first statewide carbon fee.
In graduate school, I was an intern at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont. While there, I helped to install two exhibitions:
Beguiled by the Wild: The Art of Charley Harper and Cartoonists’ Take on Charley Harper: Graphic Work from The Center for Cartoon Studies. The above images are printed “flip cards” I designed for a children’s activity, based on abstractions found in Harper’s artwork.