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Intended as a graphical basis for further printing projects, including to clothing, packaging, and home decor.


Having been born and raised in Los Angeles, I decided to collect landmarks around Los Angeles that embodied the unique, fun and historic nature of this city.




La CONFIDENTia is a play on the famous movie title, LA Confidential, and Los Angeles’ historical tie to the Spanish language.


At first, I wanted a rough sketch of these locations, to give it a more abstract feel. But my tendency to work with photorealism got the better of me and soon, I was drawing these landmarks with more and more accurate detail. It was also good to work on real paper, with graphite, to draw these landmarks. It was something I had not done in a very long time, due to time constraints.






Once the drawings were complete, I scanned them and started creating patterns, borders, and icons with them. These are some of the mockups.



color palette icons icons



icons icons typography



badges badges borders


patterns poster mockup merchandise mockup



Project type: Assignment



Oh What?!



“Oh What?!” is the pseudo-company/client that I design for or build assignments around. Here, I designed a 40+ page pamphlet with images, captions, articles, etc, showcasing the work I had completed up until that point in the Design Communication Arts (DCA) Certification program.



 Cover of pamphlet. 



Here are some sample pages:


opening section spread opening section spread



article spread article spread



Project type: Assignment


Photo Credits: Self




Los Angeles Magazine Mock Cover



Los Angeles Magazine is a monthly magazine that “covers the people, food, culture, arts and entertainment, fashion, lifestyle, and news that defines Southern California with a signature mix of feature-length writing, service journalism, investigative reporting, and design.”


The purpose of the assignment was to recreate a magazine cover based on both the magazine’s style and the instructor’s requirements.


When I followed the instructor’s requirements, however, I felt that the cover veered too far from the magazine’s style. So I created a second version of the cover that more closely resembles Los Angeles Magazine’s style guide.




Magazine cover, according to instructor’s directions.



Magazine cover, a closer approximation of the magazine’s style guide



Project Type: Assignment


Photo credits: William Chow





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