Logos I designed sometime back, the client wanted to use both to use on various mediums including disposable water bottles. They wanted an emphasis on purple clay and show all its holistic benefits to the body.
It’s that time of the season for powwows, specifically the 15th Annual Brown University Spring Thaw Powwow! I wanted to go in a new approach in creating the annual poster, and I was given creative direction to achieve the proper and consistent look that many have grown accustomed to. I hand drew the central figure which is a Woman’s Traditional Dancer, and input on the poster that you can see in the gallery. I also added some texture into the image using a variety of techniques to create the final outcome. I’m very pleased and the Native Americans at Brown are also happy with the finished design.
November is Native American Heritage Month, as declared by President Obama. On r/IndianCountry, we decided to create a weekly community discussion and the AMA (Ask Me Anything) Native focused topics. I really enjoyed creating and changing out the weekly banners for the subreddit. Here are some examples:
Some months ago, I was asked to be a moderator for http://reddit.com/r/IndianCountry, which I gladly accepted. The subreddit seemed plain, so I was able to add some CSS elements as well as design some branding elements to assist bringing new subscribers and readers. Our plan was to bring awareness to many about Native American issues and news.
The folks at Diné (Navajo) Web 2.0 asked me to create their branding, which would be used with their online and print presence. I was given free creative direction to establish and enhance the look and feel of their brand, I decided to utilize the Navajo home, Hooghan, also called Hogan, with almost four steps, it displays a balance of progress in expanding the efforts to not only preserve and educate but to extend the Navajo language into the future.
I applied and was accepted into the School of Information Resources and Library Science Master’s program, and they had the Knowledge River program which focus on Native American and Latino/a issues within the Library, Archives, and Museum field. I was an graduate assistant and handled the design aspect of the KR program.