The Project Management Dashboard that I initially created did not have a brand. So in order to expand upon that concept project, I designed the brand "MANGO" [Management. Progressively going], the mango vector logo illustration, and the landing page UI design.
This was an assignment to design a project management dashboard according to agile project development. The dashboard showcases an activity stream, a project burndown chart, an issues list, project health meters, a milestones list with timers, a separate messages tab, a team list, and upcoming projects.
I had to think up the UX in terms of easily digestible information for Executives, Managers, and Designer/Developers.
An iPad concept was also created in an adaptable form.
This was a final senior project with complete design research. It was done over the span of four months.
Female players are degraded within the video game community, which deters females from participating.
The solution was to re-design the report system in the popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game, League of Legends.
Its population is growing quickly and the amount of trash talk, harassment, negative attitudes and trolling (not taking the game seriously, and hindering players’ game play) is increasing with it. The purpose of this solution is to prevent continuous virtual harassment, teaching the offender empathy and giving the victim a means to defend themselves within video game environments.
I came up with a system that included a form of feedback to the reporter (where it did not exist) by enabling toxic player identification, a jury duty-like system that allows internal judgment by multiple players based on a recent reported case, a reward system and incentive for honor and judgment, a regulation of toxic players in game matches, a form of regulation for major reports sent to game moderators, and a complete report card sent to the offender (to enable empathy, and understand consequences to their actions).
I focused mainly on the popular MOBA game, League of Legends.
As a design intern, I created type samples for the weekly New Fonts FontShop blog posts. I was able to play around with different fonts to really show off specific ligatures, stylistic letterforms, and practice kerning and leading for display.
I eventually went on to work on larger assignments near the end of my internship. I designed a quick postcard featuring upcoming TYPO Design Conference 2015, a motion graphic "slideshow" ad featuring NextFontShop, and a static digital ad for NextFontShop. These were shown at the Brand New Conference 2014 in Chicago.
A school assignment to create a 30x24 poster with our own interpretation of how to best represent San Francisco. My interpretation is listing all the MUNI routes in the shape of the logo.
School project creating promotional materials for an event commemorating an activist. Carlos Manuel de Céspedes was the candidate for my project--a man who started the Ten Years' War in Cuba in the early 1800s, one in three wars that lead to the secession from Spain. A wood and stamp motif was used to convey the message of fuel to a wildfire of revolution and declaration of rebellion. I used a laser-cutter and scrap wood to create a makeshift letterpress-stamp for the logo.
This is the final product of the event poster.
School assignment to create an infographic of any topic. My topic was about the demographics of our design department at San Francisco State University. My aesthetic was based on 1930s/1940s advertising inspired by the personal project the professor was working on in-class at the time (Hi, Prof. Trogu!). I handlettered the title "Demographics".
There is a Chinese dessert café located in Richmond District that has an eclectic brand. It uses more than five font styles, some in English, most in Chinese. It might seem intimidating on the outside with a bright green overhang and year-round Christmas lights; it has interior design that sources from fake plants, and mismatching Ikea furniture.
As a project, I wanted to do the exact opposite of what it was. I made a straight, simple logo with a single color (orange) to give it some energy, and a ribbon to make it sweet and sophisticated. The 'Sweet' is a soft dark gray instead of black (because really, it's not a hardcore place). I wanted the café to seem more inclusive, so there isn't Chinese in the logo.