Wednesday, September 28, 2011

B Swish - Chic Adult Accesories

So, as some of you may or may not know. I have been working as the in-house graphic designer / photographer at an adult toy company by the name of B Swish. As strange as it may seem to some, it's been a serious opportunity for me to grow as a designer and business-lady - considering I am the only creative member on our team. We're trying to give the brand a bit of a face-lift and I have been working on creating product advertisements for adult magazines and our distributors, as well as designing our bi-monthly e-newsletters, contributing to our new toy line's packaging design and our biggest project: the design of our brand new website. You can check it out below. The design and majority of photography is compliments of yours truly. We wanted to design something that was extremely user-friendly, simple and sophisticated. Feel free to check out the page and leave me any feedback - but please keep in mind - although the site is live, we're still working out a number of minor kinks and working to build some of the graphics out a bit further! check it!

a few of the e-flyers we've sent out this summer:

B Swish - Chic Adult Accesories

Sunday, January 09, 2011

round 2

calendar of consumption V.2

and loads of new work i've done/am currently working on here in LA...

t-shirt graphics for Kid Dangerous:

it's crazy, this blog has followed me through the first few months of my freshman year of college... all the way to the first few months of "real" life.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

catch up.

here is the interview we filmed with jb smoove at bonnaroo this summer...

footage i put together from our roadtrip to miami in march...

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thursday, July 08, 2010

I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot Carleen & Nick's wedding the past weekend along with miss Rosie. The wedding was simple and elegant and it perfectly displayed the couple's lovely personality. I love shooting weddings that have some character. The whole thing was a lot of fun, and considering the two are soon-to-be practically family, I thought it would be nice to throw in a little extra gift and put together a photo book for them. It's still very much a work in progress.

Grutz Wedding

In other news, I shot Bonnaroo again this summer with Jonny. We wooed, and googsed and I had such an excellent time - made some great new friends, caught up with some old friends, shot some of my favorite bands and of course the highlight of my trip... filming comedian JB Smoove's (Leon Black from Curb Your Enthusiasm) interview in our Asics Onitsuka Tiger tent.

I'm off to Los Angeles in the next four weeks or so.. permanently (er.. well, at least until I get bored again..). More than ready to get away from everything in this city (minus the bhawks and my white sox) and to be inspired by new people, places and things. It's going to be a struggle, but I've learned that all of the best things in my life have come from a little risk..

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Self Branding Work In Progress...

Two concepts for my branding...

and more importantly... NEW PORTFOLIO WEBSITE: eatdesign.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

kissing booth

i created the graphics for my good friend Jonathon Kingsbury's event photobooth company, Generation Domination...

fyi, i made the booth from scratch... found a high res photo of a wooden fence and went from there. pretty pumped on how it turned out. more of the event photos at: generationdomination

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Packaging Design

the first are the labels i'm going to pitch.
the second is a concept i scrapped.

Friday, December 11, 2009

work work work

just so happens my external hd DID decide to die on me... therefor i DID lose all of my past years original work AND i DO have to start over on all of my advanced typography projects that are due in just SIX days. i love technology... really, LOVE it.

anyway, these are some very rough roughs for my new packaging project. i'm redesigning garden-in-a-bag.

Thursday, December 03, 2009


beginnings of the artwork for a typography poster i'm working on..

Monday, November 23, 2009

Universitea Tea Packaging

Dielines for a tea brand I created that speaks primarily for students/artists who are looking for a healthy alternative (as opposed to coffee and energy drinks) to get them through their busy days.

The packaging is meant to stand out amongst competitors on store shelves due to the unique "sack" shape, die-cuts, and design detail. The younger demographic will find this packaging to be relatable and fun compared to the typical dull, cliche tea packaging.

In other news... I'm having a little bit of a freakout moment because my computers USB ports aren't reading my external hard drives... where ALL my work is located. SWEET. hopefully in the AM when I'm down at school I won't be having the same problems. Scarytown 2k9.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

slow progress...

there is so much left to tweak and work out...

Monday, October 19, 2009


their before:

my after:

also! check out it's a great online magazine that features a lot of really talented writers, poets and visual artists. i was recently asked to contribute my "Zip It" photo to their site. be on the look out, and be sure to check out the magazine - they've got somethin good goin.

Zip It

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


wine labels i designed for my packaging design class: castillo juan navarro - casaña, tempranillo and granacha.

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

more work in progress...

rebranding of 'music go round' a buy/sell/trade music shop.

typeface i'm in the midst of designing...

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

do you see it?

or not? if you know me well enough, and you have a good eye you just might...

and the project that came in at a close second to destroying me last fall semester...

there is so much i want to fix about it. but after all the frustration and aggravation i can't even stand the sight of it, therefor... i think it's a lost cause.

Monday, September 14, 2009


me beside you besides no one else will do besides...

second week of school is comin up... this semester is going to blow up my portfolio. i'm so excited and nervous at the same time. i'm feeling inspired though, so i can only hope that means i'll be producing some good things!

Monday, August 31, 2009

ce valley 09

worked some designin into the mix at summer camp..

got about six months to figure out where the heck in this country i'm gonna end up.
prospective future homes and grad schools...

valencia, ca California Institute of the Arts

los angeles, ca UCLA

savannah, ga Savannah College of Art and Design

nyc, new york School of Visual Arts

i'm all over the map again... funny thing is, these were all the schools i wanted to apply to before enrolling in BU....

Sunday, August 23, 2009

zippity doo dah

i wanna get back into my surrealist/manipulation project. i've got lotsa ideas brewin, but no time or space to take em on.

Zip It

click to see more and better quality.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

summer celebrations

i shot two weddings this summer with my good friend rosie licavoli, and believe it or not, i thoroughly enjoyed the experience. it's a good feeling; capturing one of the biggest/happiest days in a couples life. so many genuine, happy smiles... it's such a heartwarming job. i could get used to it. but first, i need to invest in a flash and telephoto lens.

man, i hope i find a love like theirs one of these days...

Batzer Wedding

(click the photo to see the rest of the set, plus photos from the schultz wedding as well)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

"Everything Will Be Just Fine"

dear eduarado recife, you're my favorite...

and i can't seem to get this phoenix tune out of my head... give it a listen and join me, will ya?
Love For Granted - Phoenix

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

bonnaroo 2009

Set up a photobooth for Asics Onitsuka Tigers at Bonnaroo. Jonny brought me along as his assistant. We were gifting performing artists and shooting them while they tried on their shoes. I met a lot of amazing performers... all of those photos are for internal use only so i can't show them, but i did manage did get in the photo pit for passion pit and shoot for fun.

To sum things up.. I'm pretty sure Jonny and I dominated Bonnaroo 2009. ALTHOUGH... Bonnaroo did take it's toll on me Saturday night mid-bruce springstein set, which was a little unfortunate. I caught myself a bit of the bonnaflu, which I am still trying to recover from, but I think my decision to call it an early night gave me the extra boost I needed on Sunday to take it home. Nice try Bonnaroo.

We worked a lot more than I anticipated, which I didn't mind at all. There were tons of people at the fest and I much rather enjoyed being amongst the performing artists and celebrities than out trying to catch shows in the smoldering heat and sporadic torrential down pours. Dominated the boss wooing, broke numerous bonnaRULEs that I can't even begin to explain and slept so peacefully each and every night thanks to the free artist's hospitality drinks and fellow friendly substance abusers. Bonnaroo was pretty much all this girl could ask for; music, drinks, photography, camping -- it was like everything I loved wrapped up into one week.

I was certainly spoiled though - I don't think I could ever do Bonnaroo without my artist's pass. Guest camping, free hot showers, backstage access, free drinks and catering are just too much to give up.

The only thing I would do differently in the future is better prepare myself: Emergen-C, DanActive Immunity Boosters and rain boots are a must.

(got a lil wet)


Thursday, May 14, 2009

Josef Müller-Brockmann

FINAL Sign, Symbol, Image project...
we had to create an organization/museum, research the subject, create a family of marks, and organize a poster that best represented our designer(s).

I chose the swiss designer Josef Müller-Brockmann.
My poster layout was inspired heavily his very own piece below... (can you tell?)