Girlvana's focus is to teach teen girls the tools of yoga and meditation while providing strong mentorship with a raw and heartfelt approach. Nikki Costa recently became the first to have a certified Girlvana Yoga workshop in the U.S. I took photos and video at this first session for the promotion of future events and the program as a whole.
While working at The Greater Cleveland Food Bank, I designed icons for their "Super 6 Items," the food items most needed by partner agencies due to their high nutrition value and long shelf life.
While at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, I designed a number of materials to be used during the Harvest for Hunger Campaign, a 21 county food and funds drive. I created informational flyers, a map illustrating the 21 counties who benefit from Harvest for Hunger, a PowerPoint presentation which aligns more with brand standards than previous presentations, newsletters, and graphics to be used on social media.
For the 2016 Cleveland Marathon, my first full marathon, I put together an independent social media and email based fundraising campaign to raise money for The Gathering Place, an organization which provides free programs and services to cancer patients and their families. I did this to honor my mother who has survived almost 13 years living with Stage 4 Metastatic Breast Cancer. The Campaign raised over $4,000 and took place across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, through e-newsletters, and blog posts.
This poster design project was for Creative Mornings Cleveland, a free lecture series for creative professionals. To create the poster, I hand wrapped thread in and around nails which made up this quote from one of the speakers. I photographed this image and edited in Adobe PhotoShop to create the final piece.
As an intern for The Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland, I helped to organize "Spin for Din," an outdoor cycling and fundraising event. During the event I took photos that were used on social media as well as featured in the blog post I wrote after the event.
In 2011, I walked The Camino de Santiago, a 500 mile (800 km) pilgrimage from the tip of France, across Northern Spain, to Santiago. These are just some of the photographs I took along "The Way." My group and I also documented our journey and interviewed pilgrims from all over the world using video.
Mission is an organization that supports homeless communities and Camp Take Notice is an example of one those communities located in Ann Arbor, MI. Representatives from Mission and Camp Take Notice came to The University of Michigan's School of Art & Design in search of a new brand identity. Below is the final identity I designed as well as brand guidelines, process, and examples of the identity in various uses.
As an intern at Amnesty International, I designed two postcards illustrating an anti-drone campaign launched along with the documentary Dirty Wars. One of these postcards acted as a petition which could be signed and sent directly to the President at the White House.
While interning for Amnesty International, I helped organize, took photos at, and designed social media posts for peaceful protests held outside of the White House in order to raise awareness about Guantanamo Prison's injustices.
In the summer of 2012, I went to Ghana to facilitate art workshops in collaboration with Cross Culture Collaborative, a nonprofit organization outside of Accra which brings in artists from all over the globe to practice art with local Ghanaian children. During my time here I got to know and photographed these children.
The Free to Live Project was a photographic documentary and essay of Shaka Senghor, a man who was formerly convicted and incarcerated for murder and who is now an author and speaker. He has been featured on Oprah, done Ted Talks, and been featured on NPR. This project was for my photojournalism class in college and featured Shaka in his life less than a year after his release.
While I was at the University of Michigan, I was the VP of Communications for Alpha Phi Omega (APO), a co-ed community service fraternity. As VP of Communications, I completely changed the way APO did communications. I started the use of e-newsletters, created and managed social media sites, and managed all design needs. Before I was the VP of Communications, I was the chair of multiple committees who worked to plan multiple service projects and events.
As an intern for Amnesty International, I designed flyers and social media about Pussy Riot, a Russian punk rock band whose members were thrown in jail after their protest songs and performances. I helped to plan and organize a protest concert outside of the Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. calling for their release. I also helped advertise an HBO documentary about the band using social media.
During two internships with The Cleveland Clinic, I worked with Wyse Advertising to create a functional website and brochures illustrating internship outcomes and programs.
I've recently started to photograph weddings. I shoot in a photojournalistic style and work hard to capture the little moments in a wedding. If you'd like to work with me, please contact me.