Michaela is a visual communicator who loves the story telling aspect of design. She's inspired by the overall concept of a project, and how design can change the way the world is perceived. Clean and minimalistic illustrations are her specialty. In her free time, you can find her in a cute coffee shop or watching old vine compilation threads on twitter.
Lute Air Student Radio is a student-run, internet-based radio station operating out of Pacific Lutheran University. They seek to provide a wide array of music and talk shows to students at PLU, the community, and the world. I wanted to create a simple logo, resembling a the classic vinyl record player, while taking on that form with a modern and minimalistic twist. This logo is versatile, and simple enough to be placed on multiple promo pieces. From this logo, buttons, tee shirts, and stickers were created.
SXSW is a dynamic conference and festival that celebrates the convergence of the interactive, film, and music industries. For my booklet, I wanted to keep the layout fun, but organized. I wanted the booklet to appeal to creative/innovative thinkers, which is translated through the icon designs used in the booklet. The tabs, contrastic colors, and illustrations encourages guests to have fun and think outside the box.
Anthropology's beautiful pages are an inspiration to a viewers everyday reflection on life; the articles specifically focus on the notion of “less is more” when discussing interior design. My magazine design presents a modern and clean aesthetic, with crisp images and a high contrast earthy color palette that ties back to the minimalist theme. The classic serif typeface and use of white space creates for a luxurious and unwinding reading experience.
Pip's Stamp Design
This stamp illustration was picked in a local design competition hosted by/for Pip's Doughnuts in Portland, OR. The brand is very up-beat, focused on relationships with customers, and they provide a cozy atmosphere for the close-knit community within their shop. They decorate their storefront with screen-printed flags, so I thought a cheery message on a flag shaped design would compliment their brand aesthetic, and over-all good vibes.