I love playing with paint, and I have seen a lot of painterly stationery lately, so I tried my hand…
I had so much fun designing fun things for my wedding that I decided to re-vamp my wedding invite Etsy…
I’ve been blogging at life + running for more than 8 years. During this time I’ve redesigned a few times….
I manage many creative endeavors through my chimesdesign domain, so I created a landing page to include all of these…
Handmade wedding suite with letterpress and various paper stocks.
I was floored by all the kind acts I received during my Tokens of Kindness experiments, so I created a…
Part of the Tokens of Kindness experiments: one slice of pizza exchanged for one kind act.
Part of the Tokens of Kindness experiments: what happens when commerce and gift economies collide?
Can random acts of kindness be sparked through random gifting?
A riot grrl inspired zine dedicated to the Original G’s — grandmas, that is.
An exploration of language through layers of Los Angeles.
As part of the Tokens of Kindness experiment, I created a portable gift drop with a call to action.
As part of the Tokens of Kindness experiment, I taught a class in exchange for watercolor cards.
A mixtape that explores Bowie’s influence on culture.
A collage exploring Bowie’s influence on culture .
Tokens of Kindness set up in Des Moines.
Video + digital design exploring Bowie’s influence on culture.
What happens if we ask people to pay for goods with kind acts instead of with money?
Free tacos and intelligent conversation come from this pop-up booth.
Ridiculous phrases from stereotypes of disparate groups of people.
I wrote and designed a book about teaching social design.
Synesthesia-inspired painting in acrylic.
I collaborated with Brenda Baccam to create a environmentally-friendly packaging design for sewing necessities.
What if headphones could help you learn language and understand other people?
An application developed to aid in access to mental health care and understanding of self care.
If SXSW had its own craft beer, the packaging would have to be interactive.
Soap packaging created from exclusively upcycled and recycled materials.
I worked with Sarah at Nutty Butter to extend her brand to a few different kinds of foods.
Push a button, start a party — anywhere.
A digital collage of spaces I used to occupy.
Works by one of my first graphic design students, which he created in my class.
A group of eleven other designers and I worked together to develop a brand and a mission for Midwest Quality Wholesale.
What do you wish for?
Works by one of my first graphic design students, which she created in my class.
A fashionable piece of wearable art designed to make mental illness more visible.
Cool album covers I’ve designed for fun because I’m a vinyl addict.
A student-run radio station-specific app to connect DJs to each other and to help thwart FCC violations and dead air.
A student-run radio station-specific website to connect DJs to each other and to help thwart FCC violations and dead air.
My main focus as the Communications Specialist for Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences was writing and…
Tiny piece of art in monochrome acrylic.
Screenprint t-shirt featuring a map of my favorite musical experiences in Des Moines.
Playful experiment with different mediums on artist trading cards.
A pro-bono piece for a musical organization in Ames.
I created a fill-in-the-blank campaign to be used in these event graphics as well as future projects.
This was my first experiment with paint weaving.
I worked with Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean to create her Foodie Pen Pals campaign as well as design a couple of smaller graphics to fit her brand.
Pro-bono logo and minimal branding campaign.
Just a few of the images I’ve created for my blog and social media over the years.
Custom playing card giveaway for Iowa State.
Pro-bono logo and identity for Nutty Butter, LLC.
One of the first pieces I developed for Iowa State CALS, which exemplifies what became the college branding.
In October of 2011 I opened an Etsy shop for wedding invitations. I had designed a few for friends and…
I designed this brochure as part of the kickoff of Drake University’s distinctlyDrake campaign in 2011. This brochure is aimed…
The Buchanan Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Drake University focuses on creating hands-on business experiences for students. This center is…
Drake University hosts the Francis Marion Drake Society dinner for all its donors each year. This gala often has a…
An economical redesign of an old campaign.
The Bulldog Book is a 100+ page perfect-bound book designed for Drake University as a traditions piece for the Office of Alumni and Development.
Newsletter that melds Drake and Buy Fresh Buy Local branding to create something unique for Des Moines.
Selected spreads from my work on Drake Blue (2007-2011).
One of my favorite annual projects from my time at Drake: the President’s holiday card.
I like to doodle and I also like to sew, so I turned some doodles into fabric patterns.
Twin Cities band, Flow and the Mingos, commissioned these works.
Pro-bono album art created with Kim Tateo.
Because I can’t stand throwing anything away, I turn little fabric scraps into cute bags.
I created handmade wallets that functioned not only as a wallet, but as a colorful piece to carry alone.
I rescued and upcycled unwanted ceramics by giving them new life with some ink.
Whimsical posters with hand-drawn lettering and illustrations.
Rad album art for the band I was in that never quite made it big.
A few posters I created when my laptop was out of commission.