Mixtape: Visual Guide to Listening

Graphic Design, Imagery

I aimed to create a sensory experience by combining music with a booklet of curated images. I selected an image (often an art piece) that I felt matched the mood of each song . I then added facts about the image and/or the respective song to the coordinating page so that the sensory experience could even become an informative one.

I named the project “Evocative. Movement.”. “Evocative” since both the paired song and image are meant to evoke a common mood. And “Movement” because many of the songs explicitly describe movement in the lyrics.

This is definitely the most elaborate mixtape cover booklet I’ve ever attempted to make.



The Booklet insert: map to reading the booklet.



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Mindmap: The Mysterious


Mindmapping is a common practice of mine that always leads to interesting discoveries. I generally mind map to thoroughly explore a topic or figure out the root of an issue. I found that many topics that recur in my mind have a common theme; they are embedded in my idea of “the mysterious”. Here is my mind map that hashes out some of these ideas and my found connections between them.




Cheeky Doormat Things


I love making things! Doormats are the current obsession.

Unfortunately I couldn’t get my hands on the Yeezy Boosts. Instead I created a pattern based on the sneaker’s fabric, incorporated “Bye Felicia” into the pattern, and printed it on a doormat. I was pleased when I saw the printed finished product because the rug actually looks woven. I’m selling them on my new Etsy site! Etsy listing here



One Bookshelf. Two Portraits.

Graphic Design, Illustration, Imagery

I love to read and I love to design. I combined these interests and attempted to make an interesting portrait of the last 5 books I’ve read. Two versions emerged from this exploration. The more illustrative version came naturally and the diagram came from further simplifying and refining.



Swimwear Defacement

Fine Art, Illustration

I came up with the idea to digitally draw my favorite swimsuits of the season on top of Art History Nude masterpieces. Who better to model them than goddesses from history.

Botticelli_BirthofVenus_Wearing_PrivatePartySandro Botticelli, Birth of Venus, 1486. Wearing Private Party.


Edouard Manet, Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe (Luncheon on the Grass), 1862-1863. Wearing Lisa Marie Fernandez.


Giorgione and Titian, Sleeping Venus, 1510. Wearing Zimmermann.


Henri Matisse, Blue Nude (Souvenir of Biskra), 1907. Wearing Mara Hoffmann.


 Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon (The Young Ladies of Avignon), 1907. Wearing  (from left to right) AQ/AQ, Tory Burch, Marysia, Proenza Schouler, Norma Kamali.

Astrology Diagrams

Graphic Design, Illustration

I’m a huge fan of astrology and wanted to create some interesting diagrams to stretch my research and graphic design legs.

Each of the 12 astrological signs are grouped into 4 bigger groups called Elements (Fire, Earth, Water and Air). These Elements have common qualities. Here I broke the Elements into diagrams and showed the characteristics that are both shared and individual to the 12 astrology signs.

Overall, Water signs are emotional and intuitive, Earth signs are practical and hardworking, Air signs are intellectual and curious, and Fire signs are dynamic leaders.

You can read the entire article in collaboration with StyleCaster here
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5 Types of New York Women illustrated as Mindmaps

Fashion, Illustration
As a collaboration with StyleCaster Creators, I created 5 mindmaps that illustrated types of New York Women. The link to the article is here
This project was born from the desire to combine my interests in illustrating, fashion, collecting, mapping, and the city.
Mind mapping is a tool I use to brainstorm, clarify ideas and deconstruct concepts. I was introduced to the process in a Fine Arts portfolio class and love using the method.
This map series is based on 5 types of girls you see in New York City. I started my maps by building a database of words associated with each type, basing these descriptors on interpretations and observations from my life and pop culture. This was time consuming – it was almost like writing a novel; I had to imagine all aspects of the character; Where does she Brunch? What kind of guy does she like?. I ended up with over 50 descriptors for each girl. After organizing the collection of words, I built the webs on huge poster sheets and illustrated the objects that I felt best represented the girl. I thought couches and shoes seemed to especially personify the girls. You see a Manolo BB Pump and you think “uptown” or “socialite”. You see a grandma couch and you think “hipster”. That’s what I was trying to evoke with the images- getting to the essence of the girl.
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