Specializing in graphic design, I utilize research-based theories and strategies to plan, organize, and implement lessons on the emerging trends of topics including design history, criticism, typography, and foundations of design to prepare students as they consider their personal narratives.
 
 

// R E S E A R C H //

My research has put me on the path of exploring the missing Black American diaspora in the field of graphic design. My purpose is to bring to the forefront those persons having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa who contributed to design, with little to no recognition in today's classroom and history books.
DePaul University School of Design:
A Sin of Omission Presentation

Thesis

 
BALANCE
BALANCE

// maker // . 2017 It has come to my attention that some well-known Euro-American designers’ works over the decades are very reminiscent of the unrepresented designs of the Black American Designers diaspora. The similarities of their style and form are glaring which begs to for balance and questions: Why are the works of these Black American designers not showcased or highlighted in design history books or classrooms. Digital collage; 24 x 36 photocopy manipulation

DISCRIMI-NATION
DISCRIMI-NATION

// maker // . 2020 A response to the ongoing tragedy of my country. Digital photocopy manipulation 24 x 36

FLOWER POUNDING
FLOWER POUNDING

// maker // . 2015 Flower on canvas, literally pounding a flower with a hammer.

BALANCE
BALANCE

// maker // . 2017 It has come to my attention that some well-known Euro-American designers’ works over the decades are very reminiscent of the unrepresented designs of the Black American Designers diaspora. The similarities of their style and form are glaring which begs to for balance and questions: Why are the works of these Black American designers not showcased or highlighted in design history books or classrooms. Digital collage; 24 x 36 photocopy manipulation

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PERSONAL
NOTAN
NOTAN

// design I // . 2020 Abstract subject matter while focusing on form. Students explores figure/ground relationships through the usage of shape and space to evoke content.

VALUE STUDY
VALUE STUDY

// design I // . 2020 Students use themselves as the subject matter focusing on form to explore how value evokes a sense of depth.

SELF PORTRAIT
SELF PORTRAIT

// basic studio drawing // . 2019 Students draw self-portrait using the grid system.

NOTAN
NOTAN

// design I // . 2020 Abstract subject matter while focusing on form. Students explores figure/ground relationships through the usage of shape and space to evoke content.

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STUDENT WORK
UMES FINE ARTS VIEW BOOK
UMES FINE ARTS VIEW BOOK

// design, umes view book // . 2020 University of Maryland Eastern Shore promotion and recruitment view book for the Department of Fine Arts.

THE FREDERICK EXTRA
THE FREDERICK EXTRA

//design // . 2018 Logo design for an on-line news site focusing on Frederick County, Maryland and providing local news & exclusives. The client wanted to move away from the traditional news agency look and feel, giving me the freedom to create a masthead with original letter forms and a nontraditional font for the subheads.

CARDINAL SYSTEMS STATIONARY PACKAGE
CARDINAL SYSTEMS STATIONARY PACKAGE

// design // . 1998 Logo and stationary design resembling a modified compass in the form of the letter “C”. The arrow points to one of the four cardinal directions of the compass.

UMES FINE ARTS VIEW BOOK
UMES FINE ARTS VIEW BOOK

// design, umes view book // . 2020 University of Maryland Eastern Shore promotion and recruitment view book for the Department of Fine Arts.

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PROFESSIONAL
 
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