Every year the president and CEO of the WSU Foundation sends birthday cards to our donors. For FY18, I decided to hand draw her card. After I sketched the lettering out, I scanned the drawing, and perfected each letter in Illustrator. I wanted to give her a card that was unique, clearly tied to WSU, and something that wouldn't be found at Hallmark.
The second birthday card is used by WSU Foundation development staff to send to donors. I wanted to make something fun, but that was clearly from Wichita State.
The WSU Foundation publicly launched their $250 million campaign for Wichita State University in October 2016, called "Shock the World." In order to have a successful campaign launch, a logo and a case statement needed to be created.
I wanted to create a logo that incorporated wheat, but a different design than the wheat WSU uses in their logo. I also wanted to make sure the Shock the World logo looked like it was in the same family as the other university logos because it will most often be used in conjunction with the WSU Foundation logo.
The case statement is a piece that development directors use to discuss the campaign with potential donors, and also acts as a leave behind. It has a pocket in the back for more detailed information regarding the specific ways to give to the campaign. Since the campaign is split up into 3 categories, I wanted each to have its own page spread in the case statement. I carried the wheat from the logo into a pattern that I created to be a uv coating on the outside of the folder.
The next images are of the billboard on 21st Street next to Cessna Statium at WSU, and banners and flags that hung in downtown Wichita during the summer of 2017.
I was tasked with creating a holiday card that was not geared towards a specific religion, but also represented Wichita State University. I drew all of the iconic Morrison Hall building in Adobe Illustrator. I wanted to keep the inside message and the envelope relatively simple because of how much detail is in the drawing. The card was printed on cover weight paper, and finished with a dull aqueous coating.
For this piece, I photographed the individual decorations, cut each piece of decor out individually, and photoshopped it all together. All of the text and the photographed pieces on the outside of the card have a spot gloss treatment applied. These same decorations that I photographed for the card were also used at the actual event for centerpieces.
The President's Club event honors donors who have given $100,000 to $249,999 during their lifetime, and donors who gave $5,000 to $19,999 during the current fiscal year. I designed the logo for the event, as well as the mailed pieces (save the date, invitation, rsvp card, and envelope) and signage for the event.
The WSU Foundation produces a quarterly newsletter that is mailed to their donor base. I was asked to make the newsletter look more like a magazine. I gave the headlines varying treatments, increased the photo size, and decreased the font size to give the illusion more white space.
Andy Warhol is my favorite artist. His influence on my work can be seen in my paintings. I created this portrait with Photoshop and Illustrator. I added the teal lines on top of the portrait to mimic the line work Warhol added to his portraits.
The Faculty of Excellence event honors Wichita State University faculty who excel in their field. For this piece, I drew the script by hand. After sketching the letters, I imported the drawing into Adobe Illustrator, perfected each individual letter, and converted it to vector art.
One of the largest priorities for the Shock the World campaign is a new facility for the Barton School of Business. The development officers requested a printed piece that they could present from, but also act as a leave behind.
The final image is of a billboard that ran on 21st Street next to Cessna Stadium.
Fairmount Society is Wichita State University’s most distinguished giving club. Members are invited to the Fairmount Society Dinner, the WSU Foundation's most exclusive event. I designed the logo for the event, as well as the mailed pieces (save the date, invitation, rsvp card, and envelope) and signage for the event.
This is a collection of a few of my favorite advertisements I have created over the past few years. The first four ads ran in the Wichita Eagle as part of a series for the Together Wichita Campaign. The WSU Foundation also placed a billboard on east 21st Street next to Cessna Stadium, and placed flags and banners in downtown Wichita. The final image is a Foulston Siefkin LLP ad that ran in the Wichita Business Journal.
I often think I was born in the wrong decade because I love any time period that involves big hair. I decided to commemorate my love of big hair with a digital drawing of the queen of big hair, Dolly Parton.
Conserve is a resource for restaurateurs to explore and learn about environmental sustainability in the restaurant business. I used 2 shades of green to reflect the environmentally friendly program, and made the 'r' into a fork to represent the restaurant industry.
This booklet is handed out at the annual Legislative Affairs conference to legislators, restaurateurs, and hoteliers. The booklet includes Kansas Restaurant & Hospitality Association's position on hot topics in the restaurant and hotel world.