This magazine spread is based off of a Hypebeast interview with Grant Achatz, the Michelin three-star chef and the co-owner of Alinea in Chicago. 
Grant is famous for innovating in the kitchen, reinventing the dining experience, and pushing the boundaries of the fine dining industry. 
Many of his dishes are beautifully plated. In the spread I have designed, the embellishments around Grant are similar to some of his famously plated dishes. 
I worked to give the spread depth and motion. I achieved this through layering pictures, graphic elements, and text. 
I created event signage and promotional materials for a conference on federalism hosted by the Center For Constitutional Studies at UVU. Here are the main poster (left) and save the date invitation (right).
Because federalism is an abstract concept, I chose to create the event identity primarily with type. The variety of weights used are intended to represent the main idea of federalism: the relationship between the federal government and 50 very different states. Each block of text is different, but they all unite to create a larger block that produces a broader message.
This is an "about me" poster. The concept behind this piece was that in my life I always try to achieve more, reach higher, and progress to a more advanced level. I also have a goal to one day go to space.

The quote on the right is from the movie, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. It is subtitled by the date “8 Nov, 1922,” which was the date that my great-grandfather was born. He embodied that quote in his life and is someone I have identified with as I have grown up.

The geometric shapes drawn in an arching perspective are meant to lead the viewer’s eye upward, indicating the meaning of my effort to reach higher.

I relied heavily on Swiss design as inspiration, particularly the work of Josef Muller-Brockman.



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