Random Acts of Creativity

I'm always thinking of random ideas for personal projects, so sometimes I like to make them into reality! Here are some of the creative undertakings I've done on my own time.

New York Times Magazine is known for their creative covers as well as their "The Year In" issues released at the end of every year. I designed three potential covers for 2018, representing the year in art (featuring Banksy's famous self-shredding painting), the year in tragedy (featuring one bullet for every mass shooting in the US that year), and the year in nature (featuring ash from the California wildfires). 

"Chrysalis" represents the concept of regeneration. I photographed flowers in their “original state,” before destroying them and breaking them down into their most simplistic segments. Using the various parts of the flowers, including petals, stems, and even stamens, I created depictions of butterflies, which I then photographed. 

Living with anxiety, I'm no stranger to the occasional panic attack. They suck, but they did inspire me to convey the experience of a literal mental spiral through creative typesetting.

I have synesthesia, a condition in which I involuntarily associate one sense with another. In my case, I see color and form when I listen to music or hear certain sounds. Chromesthesia journaling is an ongoing project in which I attempt to visualize my music-listening experience in detail through abstract compositions. Each spread of the journal represents 5 seconds of the chosen song (in this example, "Life on Mars?" by David Bowie).

For the longest time, I've hated the packaging for my birth control pills. So I decided to redesign it for fun. The new design incorporates cleaner and more legible typography, a new logo for the product name (Junel) and a more friendly, bright version of the yellow/blue color palette.

But my redesign also keeps certain elements of the original (such as the gradient), and has an up-to-date version of the logo for distributor Teva Pharmaceuticals. This cardboard envelope-style sachet is also recyclable, whereas the plastic original was not. 

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