Saturday, July 16, 2011

owen cox goldfrapp

The heavenly birth of season five Owen Cox Dance is upon us. I am attempting to demonstrate the elegance and progressive nature of this amazing and clever dance company.

The initial iteration (below) includes a pentagon within a climactic moment; Jen Owen the leader and primary choreographer demonstrates her explosive imagination while the dancers accompany her with the dreamy demonstration.

My mood board consists of mostly Goldfrapp, Sheppa Peppa (the dj of noMathmatics and AIGA events), and of course Dustin.

Friday, May 13, 2011

LOVE or something

This short is about memories, longing and unrequited love—basically the tragedy called life.

Monday, April 25, 2011

the art of way

Kate and I are focusing on the essence of the KCAI identity as full of momentum. The Art Institute was set in motion by a handful of individuals who greatly assisted with getting Kansas City on the map—within the world of art. Another feature of the identity we are focusing on is the combination of modern and classic (not to mention steadfast). The school began in the late 1800's and has survived many potentially destructive forces, yet the passion for its existence lives on into the computer age and beyond...(It's exciting to think that when this school began, Main street was a dirt road with hitching posts!) And so our color palette has evolved into a spectrum to celebrate.

Finding Way

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

anything goes

This is an analog stop motion for my digital film class (with swiftly rendered drawings, my favorite typeface and found patterns). The goal was to follow the example of the masters of photomontage—who often illustrated sharp opinions on current social issues.

I know, I know. It needs a REALLY funny ending—working on it.

Soundtrack: Anything Goes by Cole Porter

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sunday, March 20, 2011

WE! program partial

This is a (take one) partial of the program interior. Grid-ish seems to be my theme. I begin with such good intentions...On another note, Jamie Gray better come to this.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

chromatic collaborations / take one

final poster above with sparkling chromatic font; fpo posters below...

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

hi there chicago

Mikal is a musician from Kansas City who is studying film at SAIC. (She is also friends with everyone in the whole world and the reason I once got to eat lunch with the amazing Eleni Mandell.)

Thursday, March 3, 2011


MaberryShell have teamed up once again and boy are we having fun.

The original essence of FREE DESIGN is free-spirited design. The freedom part can be broken down into the following (initially cryptic) categories: joy, individuality and impact.

1. It's all about JOY.
If we are not designing from a spirit of joy, then what are we doing here? It's easy to tell from our work that passion is the driving force. Our goals are not simply to create pretty things, but to marry beauty, passion and function.

2. We are free to be individual.
Upon entering the design department at KCAI we do not have to check our individual talents and propensities at the door. We are not shoved into a confining mold, but are allowed the freedom to grow and manifest our individual design directions. (The video, at the bottom of this post, is a symbolic and in-process representation of this. Thank you Brian for the comic relief.)

3. We are freeing design from the confines of the computers.
We are taking design out of the computers and applying it to impact the world. Our experience with Rosedale was an amazing example of this. We are learning to consider the power we have as designers. (Within this department, I have not just grown as a designer, but a person.) And lastly, (as Kate and Carly mentioned in their presentation,) With great power, comes great responsibility.

In my opinion, the opposite of free spirited design is "stiff and really dry design."

Dustin and I took running leaps up over this projected text, ahhh experimental type. We only slammed into the wall and fell rolling on the ground a few very worth it.
possible catalog cover:
web page: (all of these would include photos of the entire leaping senior class)

Monday, February 28, 2011

experience as teacher

The Modern Transition exhibition is a total sensory experience for the viewer. Our emphasis has been placed on Le Corbusier's journey as equally important to his arrival to each of the Five Points of Architecture. As the viewer takes the journey from room to room, he or she will experience a taste of sights and sounds of Le Corbusier’s expedition. The marriage of the literal with the poetic is key within our theme. We long to pursuade the viewer of the importance of the Five points through a thorough steeping into the driving passions of Le Corbusier. Corbusier’s primary influences will be married to his point of view. The music and visuals will mesmerize to dislocate the viewer from the current moment and slice open a portal into Corbusier’s world.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

destiny vinely

Destiny teaches aerial classes at the Quixotic studio.