During Summer 2015 while I interned at Lucky Peach, I had the opportunity to work on the branding for Ruth Krishna's Tandoori Steakhouse, which had to be changed to Randy Krishna's Tandoori Steakhouse (lol). This was a real pop-up event that Lucky Peach hosted in conjunction with their Fantasy issue launch. I worked on everything from the logo to the menus to the web promotions and all in between under the direction of Walter Green. I looked at the Ruth's Chris as inspiration and Indian imagery. I took an South Asian art history class, and I remember being in awe at Jali, perforated patterns that are common in India. I wanted to incorporate that with a bold, sort of corporate looking typeface. This was such an exciting project to be a part of, and I learned a lot throughout the process.
This is an illustrative infographic for Lucky Peach on the kitchen brigade, Escoffier's model of hierarchy in restaurant kitchens. This accompanied an article by Lily Starbuck with interviews from Eric Ripert.
I designed this illustrated recipe based on Harold McGee's science on how to make homemade ramen noodles. I made this before I interned for Lucky Peach, and it was an infographic to show that I am capable of designing infographics in the Lucky Peach's fun and illustrative style. It was published on LuckyPeach.com a few months later!
Undercurrent is an interactive documentary about the changes occurring in Bocas del Toro, Panama. I got the chance to go to Panama and work with a group of really talented photographers, videographers, developers, and designers from UNC-Chapel Hill. This site has amazing videos along with 360 video and drone shots, interactive graphics, a game, etc. It's an amazing piece of visual journalism that was all produced by students with help from our awesome coaches and professors.
I designed the logo, a motion graphic about bananas with another designer, a coral reef interactive with a developer, the chapter title typography, and certain aspects of the style guide.
Throughout the course, I also got the chance to help work on the wireframes for the site. These took time to finalize and create something that was both user-friendly and innovative. After that, the designs went to the developers who we worked with to make sure the website, both mobile and desktop, came online to the proper specifications.
Lead Developer: Brittany Mayes Art Director: Kiersten Schmidt Designers & Developers: Carolyn Bahar, Cori Dymond, Caroline McKinley, Andy Roberson, Kristi Walker, Krista McGuire, Aleah Howell, Alexis Barnes, Patrick Seelinger Reporters: Justina Vasquez, Anne Marie Hagerty, Janell Smith Photographers & Videographers:Michelle Lotker, Claire Collins, Alissa Alba, Anna Spelman, Casey Toth, Kira Dalman, Mac Snyder, Paris Alston, Sophia Nahli, Tegan Johnston, Dillon Deaton
Undercurrent 360 was awarded the 2016 ONA's Online Journalism Awards for Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling, Small
Panama Disease: A Global Issue
Illustrated and animated by Carolyn Bahar and Aleah Howell Script written by Carolyn Bahar, Aleah Howell, Janell Smith Voice over by Janell Smith
Storyboard: a very important aspect for motion graphics & teamwork
I made the illustration styles for the site when people's proposed graphics included illustration. We wanted something consistent across the stories and conveyed a serious tone. I thought using line work would be a way of using minimal color but keeping it interested. This didn't end up being as necessary because as stories changed, the graphics changed as well to more hard data.
Solstice Magazine 🌞
I was the art director for Solstice Magazine, a publication created by UNC-Chapel Hill students in the magazine writing and design classes. The writers came up with a unique magazine that wasn't already on the market, which was a publication about summer camps for parents, soon-to-be campers, people who went to camp, and camp counselors. As the art director, I had to make a vision for what this publication would be. I oversaw eight designers on the team; each person was assigned a front of book, well, and back of book story. I made sure there was a cohesive look and that the overall quality was up to par. Leading a team of peers was difficult, but it was a huge learning experience to know when to let someone take the reins and know when to step in.
Editor-in-Chief: Hayley Fowler Art Director: Carolyn Bahar Associate Editors: Lizzie Goodell, Madison Flager iPad Editor: Kearney Ferguson Writers: Ben Coley, Pat James, Shelbi Webb, Joey Schwartz, Maria Pena Designers: Meaghan McFarland, Charlotte Moore, Ashley Dai, Hamza Butler, Katy Jones, Addie McElwee
Logo lettering by Addie McElwee
Lucky Peach Designs 🍑
This is a variety of things I've done for Lucky Peach. I included brief descriptions and links under each.
This is an infographic that goes alongside an article about giant vegetables in the Plant Kingdom issue. Check it out here.
100 Days of Type 🔠
This is my on-going personal exploration of type. I've always loved typography, it's one of the main things that drew me to study graphic design. This is my outlet for looking at type in a creative way without having a client in mind and doing it for my own creativity and inspiration.
The Knot + Macy's 👰🏻
During Summer 2014, I was the design intern The Knot, which is the publication of XO Group Inc. I had the opportunity to design these spreads for The Knot and Macy's Wedding Registry Guide. The guide is no longer online, but it did include hyperlinks to all the items to purchase online. These were designed under the art direction of Nicolette Berthelot and Meghan Corrigan.
I love printmaking! Lithography was my first printmaking class that I'd ever taken. It was really challenging because of how thorough and intensive it was, but I found that to make it really rewarding. I worked on a traditional stone for one print, but the two seen here were done on photographic plates.
Print Ain't Dead / Click Here to Subscribe This print is speaking to both the digital and analog work that I do as a designer. I love designing for both print and digital. But ultimately, there is this huge shift to the internet. No matter how much we emphasize that print isn't dead, it's impossible to stay alive without web presence. This print represents my mindset of the time about the print industries that I have so much love for.
It Ain't That Bad I keep myself occupied with different projects going on that are related to creative or personal goals. It's a simple reminder to myself that no matter how stressed or overwhelmed I am that ultimately it ain't that bad. Even though there may a lot of chaos, it's important to remember that.
Apparently, I like yellow and the word, "ain't." It was coincidental. I do like yellow, and "aint" is cheeky, I suppose.
Print Ain't Dead / Click Here to Subscribe | 4-color
It Ain't That Bad | 2-color
Start Here / Never Stop 🏃🏻
This is a motion graphic for the UNC School of Media and Journalism. The school recently underwent a name change from the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication to its current name. This video accompanies the rebranding aimed to incoming students and people unfamiliar with the school.
Charlotte Moore, Jiabing Song, and I planned the storyboard, designed all the assets, and animated the motion graphic in AfterEffects.