Berlin Music Video Awards: Light Show Graphics
May, 2015: Contributed original graphics to installation artist Stephen Bontly's custom light show for the DJ/producer Lunakid. The light show was designed to acompany Lunakid's set at an official after party at the Berlin Music Video Awards, concluding the second day of the event. The original images below (among others) were sampled and rearranged for the live show.
Zerstört: Original Artwork
April, 2015: Now a luxury condo, the Neu West Building once served as a home for squatters and artists in central Berlin. In the years after the fall of the Berlin wall and preceding most of Berlin's startup boom, the abandoned building hosted many experimental art exhibits, avant-garde dance performances and eclectic techno nights. I contributed a few surreal art pieces to two of the space's final events, both appropriately named "Zerstört" (German for destroyed) before all of the artists left for zanier pastures and a more upper-middle-class clientele moved in. Given the hedonistic nature of these 'exhibitions,' I tried in my own work to highlight the theme of destruction – symbolizing the end of the building's squatter culture, and, quite possibly, also the behavior of some of the event's more exuberant and existentially-minded attendees.
My work (above) Views from the Event (below)
Delabananas: Web Visuals and Original Characters
February, 2015: Created concept art and designed original characters for the projects of web designer Ian Warburton.
Noize Freqz: Light Show Graphics for Psylab Records Launch Party
February, 2015: Designed original graphics for the main stage light show of Psy Lab, a Psy-Trance inspired music and art event. The light show and the very stage itself was designed, built and animated by installation artist Stephen Bontly. The project was done at the request of Noize Freqz, a Berlin-based event promotions company supporting independent record labels.
Noize Freqz: Light Show Graphics for Dunkel Launch Party
November, 2014: Designed original vector graphics for "Dunkel," a show put on by Berlin-based music collective Noize Frequz.
The sampled track for the video above is called "Blood Rave" by The Crystal Method.
Book Illustrations: It's Your Mind - Own It!
June-August, 2014: Illustrated the acclaimed book on teenage development written by experts Nicole Jon Sievers and Norene Gonsiewski
Upstream Ideas: Logo Design
August, 2013: Designed the logo, layouts and visuals for Upstream Ideas, a blog that analyzes current events.
Wilson High School: Sophomore Class T-Shirt
Back in 2007, I won my high school's class of 2009 T-shirt design contest by fusing some popular album art with school colors.