Summer Movie Blockbusters Re-Imagined as Indies!

I love simple design when it comes to posters, especially when it comes to posters for concerts or movies. I happened to find these over on and think they're simply genius! These movie posters are being taken fromt their usual formulaic Summer blockbuster movie poster, where usually it's a very cluttered poster where each character from the movie must be pictured, along with something in the background like an explosion or lively forest. These take simple elements and recreate them as the indie posters you would see hanging at Sundance. One word: brilliant.

Summer Blockbusters Go Indie


Urban Decay Office Tour

I'm a huge makeup junkie, and one of my favorite brands happens to be Urban Decay. I love their work atmostphere and packaging and I would love to work for a company like them in the future (sooner than later!). So imagine how delighted I was to see this post today on Refinery 29, which takes you through the Urban Decay office and introduces you to the different positions that bring the brand together. I love the office assembly and decor!


A Neue Type: A Successful and Fun Sunday

Thank you to everyone who came and stopped by my table at A Neue Type on Sunday, as well as visiting the tables of my friends and fellow designers. We worked tremendously hard, day and night, for many months this semester in preparation for that Sunday. It truly meant a lot to all of us having alumni, employers, along with family and friends showing up to support us and celebrate our hard work. It was a very succesful and enjoyable night, and I hope that everyone who came out to the show enjoyed their time there as well! Thank you again. 

Special thanks to my family for visiting me since I have not been able to make it home as much as I would like over this past semester. A very special thanks to my parents for arriving a half hour early (I had no idea until later!) and staying for the full four hours of the show and trolling the hallways throughtout the show to my amusement. Also, it was tremendously sweet (pun intended!) that they kept bringing me over baked goods to eat (painter palette cookies!), despite the fact that I was slightly afraid to eat during the show. I had a ongoing fear that as soon as I bit into that cookie an art director may come over to talk to me! I cannot believe that the show I worked towards all my four years at TCNJ has come to an end. This is truly a bittersweet experience for me, but I want to thank again everyone who made this possible. 


TCNJ Design Expo 2012

My fellow graphic designers and I are sharing our portfolios with the rest of the world for the first time on April 29th. You can take a look at our work by visiting our website,, or following our Twitter account @tcnjdesign (which I happen to help run!). Take a look at our work and you will not be disappointed. 


Stumble Upon!

I'm a huge fan of Stumble Upon. I happened to come across this website during my sophomore year of college, and although it can become a bit distracting, I have learned to use it to my advantage to inspire my designs or learn new techniques. I have not only come across many amazing graphic designers, but I have also come across many amazing tutorials and fonts that I have adapted into my work. I'm going to post a few links that I found through Stumble Upon that may interest other designers as well!

Honest Logos

The Art of Negative Space

50 Creative Type-Based Logo Designs