I enjoy making prints and books! Here is an overview of my print experience.
As game designer at Puzzle Break, I created a couple of prop books that served as player guides. This included book cover and layout design, as well as writing content. I used a variety of design tools to create these books, including: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, and Canva.
You'll find "The Spy World and You" from the School for Spies escape room below.
This was the starting point of the book. The cover art was inspired by 1960s and 1970s book covers. The layout design was modeled after college textbooks. In order to create the illusion of an authentic textbook, I researched the history of spies, codes, and other content related to the art of spying.
This textbook serves as a player guide. It is a reference for players as they play the School for Spies game, who can use it to break codes and find hints to certain puzzles.
This was one of the final drafts of the book. There were several changes made to the layout design and illustrations.
The biggest change was cutting down the amount of visual information. I added more highlights, arrows, and circles to help players find certain information quickly. I used a logo mark for the start of each topic, a visual reference to the "good guys" in the game's story.
When I worked as a Marketing Manager for Spindrift Literary Arts Journal at Shoreline Community College, I worked in a team of student designers to publish our yearly journal. This helped me gain experience in layout and print design using Adobe InDesign.
FYE: First Year
As part of a final project for my graphic design class, I created a zine based on a collection of quotes written by students in the Shoreline Community College library common area.
I enjoy the challenge of incorporating all of the quotes, even drawings that the students had made (as you might expect, some were weird, wonderful, and very random). I used Adobe Illustrator extensively, creating hundreds of line illustrations and characters. I created the pages in Adobe Indesign. My intention for the zine was to create activity and coloring pages that students could enjoy.
For the flipbook demo below, I left the bleed and crop marks on the document (as it was intended for printing).
Ballard Locks is a local landmark in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. This project focused on tourism marketing and advertising. I used Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Indesign to create custom typography and layout design for 3 products: a trifold brochure, bus stop poster ad, and a 3-page advertorial.
As an added bonus, almost all of the photography used in this project is my own.