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COLLECT AND GROW - MINI HERBARIUM

description // concept

I have a deep love for anything from the earth, and had always wanted to create
some sort of keepsake book for special pressed herbs and flowers. Inspired by vintage herbariums that acted as catalogs for plants, the Collect and Grow book features 10 pages of window envelopes alongside a space for recording horticultural remarks. Spacer pages offer perforated, handmade paper embedded with seeds. Each of the
10 seeded papers grow a different variety of flowers and herbs. At the end of every section is a quote page, featuring a whimsical thought on gardening and plants.

year of completion

2020

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Anthropologie

project type

Illustration, layout design, materiality

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MIX IT UP: COCKTAIL RECIPES

description // concept

I designed this mid-century modern inspired book of cocktail recipes while in grad-
uate school. I created all patterns, textures and graphics digitally and applied them across a limited neutral color palette with pops of fun, nostalgic colors. Among the many illustrations and infographics, delicious cocktail recipes are waiting to be enjoyed.
I chose only my favorite recipes that feel like a blast from the past. Sections organize styles of drinks and even include a non-alcoholic chapter, so everyone can get in on
the fun. Clear instructions make recipes a breeze for any armchair mixologists.

year of completion

2016

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Academy of Art University

project type

Illustration, layout design, infographics

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YOU AND I COOKBOOK

year of completion

2016

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Academy of Art University

project type

Illustration, layout design

description // concept

This cookbook is intended to persuade busy parents
to incorporate quality time with their children into their
daily lives. The planned recipes section clearly lists inst-
ructions for both the parent and child to complete,
which promotes teamwork. A generational recipe
section of the book allows parents and kids to record
family recipes. This section encourages the child to
draw the meal while the parent writes the ingredients
and instructions. During the research phase of this
assignment, I discovered that parents in the United
States work more hours than ever before, which reduces
time spent with the family. I also found evidence that
suggests quality time trumps quantity time when it
comes to family matters, and therefore set out to find
a way for parents to bond with their kids while doing
daily activities that need to be completed regardless.

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KOMBUCHA guidebook

year of completion

2015

ORGANIZATION / CLIENT

Academy of Art University

project type

Illustration, layout design, infographics

description // concept

This book serves as a beginner's guide to brewing kombucha.
I was assigned the task to choose a topic and create a DIY
instruction book as my first project as a master's student in
graphic design. After brewing kombucha for several years,
I felt confident writing about everything that I had learned throughout the process. I wanted the piece to have engag-
ing illustrations and infographic styled pages in a fun, limited
color palette. I chose to incorporate a variety of illustrations depicting tea leaves and tea bags because of the vital rela-
tionship tea has with brewing kombucha. For added fun,
I personified my illustrations of SCOBYs throughout the book.