Final Tea Box Packaging

My final look for my tea boxes! I love Flickr Creative Commons – I used Joe Decruyenaere’s ocean view from 050209, Mike Nielsen’s Delicate Arch, Regan Buker’s Yosemite from 061508 for the main pictures. The cinnamon vanilla I purchased from Dreamstime #55806505 (, Dharmadhyaksha’s mint from Wikimedia , and Axel Boldt Camellia Sinensis from Wikimedia. The table was purchased from Dreamstime ID 31636284 by © Maglara.

I used Photoshop for image effects and Adobe InDesign to create the complete boxes.


Package Design of Tea Boxes

Our assignment was to create three tea boxes for one company who wants to appeal to health-conscious predominantly female consumer, ages 25+. I think this will appeal to the target audience because the silhouettes will allow viewers to imagine themselves hiking and visiting the views. I also hope to appeal to their philanthropic nature because some of the proceeds will go to helping the environment. The name of the tea company is Vagari, which Latin for “to wander”.



Video Game Launch Kit – Little Shop of Horrors – Process 5: Final Look

Putting all the artwork I created together with the physical package.

I made more of a display case than something to mail in – so much of my time was on artwork and creating Audrey II.

Audrey II in her display case
Audrey II in her display case
Little Shop of Horror Video Game Launch Kit
Display case, stickers in container, video game case, key chain, and T-Shirt

Little Shop of Horrors Video Game Launch Kit

Video Game Launch Kit – Little Shop of Horrors – Process 4

So I have been working like crazy on an Audrey II. It is a very time-consuming process! Here are some in-progress shots (sorry about the messy surroundings!)

Audrey II Building Him
Green floral foam and cutting out a mouth
Audrey II head
Audrey II with batting and hemp added for veins
Audrey II with skin and teeth
Applied the skin, painted the veins, and added teeth!
Audrey II with leaves
Added some leaves around his neck.
Audrey II with vine arms
I gave him some arms with little saplings! I think he look proud of himself!

Video Game Launch Kit – Little Shop of Horrors – Process 3

Here is a sticker I created – I am going to get it cut out to follow the contourDDS Pain to Gain

This is my key chain artwork, to insert into locket.
Little Audrey II keychain2-large
I also designed a T-Shirt. I gave Audrey II some blood and used a line from the  play. I gave myself a cut line so the whole thing wouldn’t be a solid block of transfer paper.
T-Shirt Must Be Blood

Video Game Launch Kit – Little Shop of Horrors – Process 2

So I decided with my video game the characters would be more manga style instead of just straight illustrations.Audrey, Seymour, Orin, Mushnik

Here is little Audrey II – Isn’t he cute? In Illustrator I used some puppet warp to get the lettering around the can and to shape the leaves. Cabbage studies helped get the veining on the head and leaves.

Audrey II pod 1

Video Game Launch Kit for Graphic Design III

Our assignment was to create a video game launch kit – this would be the package that finally arrives when you pre-order your video game.  The only game I have played online is Candy Crush and Solitaire, so not something I have ever waited for. With some research and a lot of YouTube video game unwrapping, I decided to make my own instead of using one that already exists.

I chose Little Shop of Horrors – for some reason, in the years as a Theatrical Prop person, I never had to build or work backstage for this show. Although I do remember NCT performed it & I got to see Audrey II go down Hillsborough Street in a pick-up truck.

I chose to make it a kill or be killed kind of game where Audrey II really did have World Botanical Enterprises take leaf cuttings and they started spreading throughout Skid Row and Manhattan!

Here are my initial sketches.

Audrey, Seymour, Mushnik, Orin, Audrey II

T-Shirt Little Shop of Horrors

DDS Sticker

PS4 Cover

Blank Book Project

Our assignment in Graphic Design III was to create a book cover and have the inside pages blank. The book should be about something that will make sense to have blank pages. I chose the elusive sock monster! I’m sure everyone has lost socks while doing laundry – where the heck to they go?

I first started with sketching out possible subjects for the Blank Book.

Sketches for Blank Book

Sketches page 2

I created my book cover in Adobe Illustrator. I chose a dynamic color scheme to aid my sock monster as he sneakily collects his socks. I gave him textured fur with custom created brush strokes. I found a tutorial in creating fur here: a repost from 2009.

Sock Monster throwing socks

The background changed as I tried placing more elements.

Sock Monster background change 2

I finally decided the angled color was competing too much, so I simplified it. I added shadows to the objects and a gradient on the wall to create more mystery.

Final cover of Sock Monster

I used Hornswaggled Font, from Nick’s Fonts, for the title and Amaranth, from Gesine Todt, for the body copy – both discovered on Font Squirrel.

Based on feedback, I have modified my design some:sock monster edited

Presentation Materials for the Selma, NC Logo

I was assigned on a team to prepare presentation materials for another Selma logo. This one is more contemporary because of the lower case letters; but it is also points to Selma’s historical side because of the use of their unique and specific street lamp.

Catherine Pierce created this one:

I used pictures I took of Selma signs and added the new logo.


Selma Mockup signs

I also created mock-ups from online sources. Mainly Graphic Burger and Free Pik and Dry Icons.



Selma Mock ups

My Selma, NC Logo Made it to the Top 5!

In Graphic Design III class we voted which logos were our favorites. Out of 20 students my logo made it to the top 5. Selma Logo with wing SelmaMockup_orangewing SelmaOrangeWing_t-shirt

A team is assigned to prepare a presentation to present to the people of Selma. I am curious about what they will do.