Sexual violence is a crippling issue that our societies overlook far too often. Every research, every data available leave little doubt about the magnitude of this plague. A Cleveland-based advocacy organization fights against sexual violence all across Ohio. To help their outreach and fundraising efforts, a complete rebranding, including a name change, was considered to be the right move. This was my contribution, both on print and digital media.
Website on iPad
Website on iPhone
Magazine Ad Layout
Wayfinding / Environmental Design
The challenge was to rethink and streamline various elements of both directional signage and educational panels in a city park in a consistent, integrated fashion. I wanted the elements to be integrated to their natural and the architectural environment rather than competing with them. I also wanted to use recycled materials as well as the local workforce to implement the concept.
Materials to be used: limestone, recycled iron and steel, bronze.
Lettering and animal tracks made by laser engraving.
The Entire Set of Panels
Educational Panel, On Location
Directional Panel / Map, On Location
Gateway, On Location
Information Panel, On Location
To promote these rice medleys from various origins, I chose to dig deep into the corresponding cultures and therefore I explored their fabrics, patterns, and in the case of Ethiopia the illustrations enhancing old manuscripts.
Logo + Brand Identity
There is always a lot of though behind a logo because it carries, in one simple, often abstracted visual element, the values and the story of a person, a company or an organization. A logo conveys something most likely unspoken and yet implied. A logo is never an accident, and we designers have to ensure it is never sending the wrong message either.
Pro Scooter Republic - Cleveland, OH
Jawsmith: Micro Brewery - Kent, OH
Ganaderia Beltran: Fighting Bulls' Farm (Spain)
Black Fork Strategies: Voter Registration & Engagement - Kent, OH
Ordet Editions: Music Publishing Company - France
Corporate Identity Packet
Bones and All is a custom furniture company proudly based in Pittsburgh, PA. From the get go I wanted to showcase the industrial past of this overlooked city as well as Pittsburgh resilience to economic hardships.
The art of the poster has been declared dead, or at least dying, more than once. This is not my experience, and certainly not in Europe. This form of communication is still widely popular and it doesn’t take long, walking down the streets of even small villages, to see how ubiquitous posters are.
There are all kinds of posters, from the quickly home-made pagers to the masterfully designed pieces of art, and they all find their place on businesses’ doors, walls, bus stops and more.
I personally designed several already, very few for US-based clients indeed, but I always enjoy the creative freedom and the almost infinite amount of possibilities poster design allows. I am hopeful that I will be asked to create a lot more of them.
Tourism Destination Poster
Theater Poster 1
Theater Poster 2
As far as I can remember, I have been drawing stuff. My personal style is unapologetically inspired by the French tradition. More recently I started to incorporate some digital techniques but never to the point where I lose the feel of actually drawing. I also love nothing more than interacting with different textures of paper and to see where it goes.
Poem written by a refugee from Iran. I imagined him crossing the Turkish eastern border and thanking God for being safe.
Micron pen, digital colors and watercolor wash.
Faces of the Early Frontier : Chief Pontiac
There is no known portrait of Chief Pontiac, the Odawa leader who almost rolled back the British presence in the Great Lakes and the Ohio Country in the 1760s. This is a personal interpretation based on the personal research I conducted.
Graphic novel page 1
Graphic novel page 2
Cleveland Museum of Natural History series, 1
Live drawing, microns and India Ink
Cleveland Museum of Natural History series, 2
Cleveland Museum of Natural History Series. 3
Cleveland Museum of Natural History series, 4
Food is culture. It is one of our greatest assets for not only sustaining ourselves on a biological standpoint but for sharing experiences and building communities. “We are what we eat” is a saying we hear frequently, and therefore what we eat matters because our identities matter.
This series of photographs is a celebration of home-grown or sustainably harvested products along with naturally and gently tended farm animals combined with a vision of the kitchen table as a shared experience. This collaborative project is currently ongoing.
Photojournalism: Gypsies of Serbia
Church World Service is a New York City-based relief and development agency operating worldwide. I was hired in order to document several of their projects in former Yugoslavia and the former Soviet Union, whether they are educational, focused on sustainable agriculture or helping war displaced people. Here a health-care and education projects in Smederovo, Serbia, targeting marginalized Roma (Gipsy) communities along the Danube river.
Letterpress + Printmaking
Curiosity led me to try to incorporate linocuts and letterpress in some design projects in order to give layouts or other compositions an unique feel.