I graduated from Kutztown University with a BFA in Communication Design and a dual minor in Professional Writing and Art History. I look to the past for inspiration, collect art books, and am passionate about all things print.
Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine
Every year since 1950, Kutztown University has published Essence Fine Arts and Literary Magazine. The 32-page magazine marries work from both art and writing students. The design direction is inspired by the cut paper art of Henri Matisse and the Essence archives.
I designed the 2018 issue to resemble the organic, vintage feel of the past. The vintage feel is communicated from the two-color cover
and hand-written nameplate. In the design process, I also curated the art submissions and paired the art pieces to the poetry.