Doctor Who. Playing Cards
I was inspired by the television show Doctor Who to design these playing cards, which feature many shoutouts to the show.

I've been selling them on Etsy since 2014 and have sold over 200 decks to customers in 7 countries.
Cellular Bioprocess
Technology Textbook
At the Univeristy of Minnesota, I am designing a biochemical engineering textbook for Professor Wei-Shou Hu.

I am responsible for every aspect of the textbook (the publisher will receive a camera-ready copy only), from figure, table, and panel design to typesetting and indexing. The textbook will be published in late 2018.
Many of the diagrams depict complex scientific processes, so clarity of design is essential.
Since the book will be published in black and white and color in separate editions, the figures must be understandable in both gamuts.
In this class project, I created a fictious company called Lotus, which markets to tourists but seeks to make their products more than bric-a-brac.

Their flagship product is a wooden necklace with the name of the recepient and the meaning of their name written on it in Egyptian hieroglyphics.

Unlike usual hieroglyphic souvenirs, the hieroglyphics are arranged by a designer instead of placed by a computer algorithim; this respects the visual nature of the ancient Egyptian language. To be able to create and typeset the glyphs, I taught myself how to read and write basic Egyptian hieroglyphics.
The wooden necklaces are available in a variety of names at shops and online, and custom-ordered gold-plated necklaces can be ordered online only.
Typography Book
This short book explores the similarities and differences between the typefaces Caslon and Hoefler Text. It includes a short history of typography.
Canon Flowchart
In a work of fiction, events that occur within the media (on-screen, in-book, etc.) are considered "canon." Events that occur in spinoffs or in comments made by actors during interviews aren't wholly canon but many people still consider them to hold some sort of authority.

With that in mind, I designed a color-coded categorization system that breaks down the different "levels" of canonicity. I then created all the queries and logic for the flowchart, using input from other members of the fandom community in order to make it as comprehensive as possible.
Zoom and pan below to explore:
Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster
In Douglas Adams' book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, the Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster is identified as "the best drink in existence" and its effects are described as "like having your brains smashed out with a slice of lemon wrapped round a large gold brick."

I envisioned this drink as a pre-mixed speciality cocktail marketed towards fans of the classic sci-fi series; the small illustrations sprinkled across the packaging reference events from the novels.
The multipack carrier fully unfolds into a single compact dieline designed to increase material efficiency during manufacturing.
Manuscript Illuminations
Intrigued and inspired by the beautiful illuminations in medieval manuscripts, I undertook a just-for-fun project to replicate styles from different centuries and geographic areas. For a bit of consistency, I focused on recreating the verses in Genesis 3 regarding the Fall of Man.

The two smaller pages below have letter-pressed text and are inspired by illuminations from a fifthteenth-century Dutch book of hours. The single page with the pens is based on a fifteenth-century French manuscript, and is the only one that isn't compliant with the Genesis theme.
The first page below is based on an early fourteenth-century French breviary. The text of Genesis 3 is the Latin Vulgate version, which I wrote in a Gothic script with a quill and ink.

The second page is verses 19–20 of the Al-A’raf (surah 7) from the Qur'an, which describe the Fall of Man in a story similar to Genesis 3. The design is based on a fourteenth-century Mamluk Qur’an.
MyBivy / NightWare
MyBivy is a mobile app designed to help veterans (and anyone, really) suffering from recurring nightmares get back to sleep. The app communicates with the user’s smartwatch to monitor his or her heartbeat. If there are physiological signs that a nightmare is about to occur, the app wakes the user with an alarm before it happens.

In 2017, the company rebranded as NightWare. Starting in 2015, I was responsible for branding first MyBivy and then NightWare.

MyBivy ran a Kickstarter campaign in 2015 where it raised over $26,000 in a month. To learn more about the app, visit NightWare's website.
I was responsible for editing the below video, which was used for promotional purposes and further explains the technology behind the app.

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