Sandford Design and Illustration

Balance of Congressional Power Chart

It's amaz­ing the story a few lines can tell. A few years ago, I attended a sem­i­nar by Edward Tufte on data visu­al­iza­tion, a pio­neer in the field, author of numer­ous books on the sub­ject, and designer of some pretty amaz­ing info­graph­ics. He talked about the human capa­bil­ity of absorb­ing large amounts of con­cen­trated data, skill­fully pre­sented in a visual way. […]

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Times of Restoration

Times of Restoration is a bimonthly mag­a­zine pub­lished by The Kingdom Christian Ministries, an orga­ni­za­tion that hosts Christian con­fer­ences and con­ven­tions and serves as the umbrella orga­ni­za­tion for a Bible col­lege in Dublin, NH, and sev­eral churches up and down the East Coast. The mag­a­zine is a lit­er­ary jour­nal, con­tain­ing mostly orig­i­nal arti­cles by friends of KCM and […]

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Mikado Programs

In 2014, I had the oppor­tu­nity to sing one of the lead roles in the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Mikado, a highly improb­a­bly satire about a tan­gled mess of love and pol­i­tics in 19th-century Japan. I also got to design the set — my first time work­ing on the­ater design — and the pro­grams, which you see here. Each of the char­ac­ters on […]

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Charles Koch Institute Illustrations

As the in-house graphic designer for the Charles Koch Institute from early 2016 to mid 2017, I had the oppor­tu­nity to design edi­to­r­ial graph­ics for a wide vari­ety of events put on by the DC-based non-profit. These were used in social media, Eventbrite, email mar­ket­ing, the organization's web­site, and other plat­forms for dri­ving atten­dance. Most of these […]

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Tower Light Literary Magazine

In 2012, 2013, and 2014, I designed three sep­a­rate issues of Hillsdale College's once-per-semester lit­er­ary mag­a­zine Tower Light. The edi­tors gave me a lot of cre­ative free­dom, espe­cially for the first two issues I designed. (The editor of the third issue wanted to mimic the design of Poetry mag­a­zine for the layout, so I repro­duced a look more than cre­ated one.) […]

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Heritage Insider Editorial Illustration

When I was work­ing as an intern for the Heritage Foundation, I had the chance to design an issue of the organization's Insider mag­a­zine, includ­ing pro­vid­ing illus­tra­tion for this arti­cle on school choice. After decid­ing on the con­cept, I sketched the design on paper, traced the shapes in Illustrator, and added light­ing and tex­ture in Photoshop. The work was […]

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Heritage Foundation Report Covers

These covers, designed in 2013, are among my favorite edi­to­r­ial illus­tra­tion projects I've had the chance to work on. That summer, I worked as a design intern in the cre­ative depart­ment at the Heritage Foundation, and I got my first taste of work­ing on an in-house design team for inter­nal cor­po­rate clients. I loved edi­to­r­ial illus­tra­tion from the […]

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Churchill Project Booklet

When I was an in-house designer for Hillsdale College in Michigan, the col­lege launched the Churchill Project "to prop­a­gate a right under­stand­ing of Churchill’s record." Hillsdale is the pub­lisher of the offi­cial biog­ra­phy of Winston Churchill, writ­ten by Randolph Churchill and Sir Martin Gilbert from the 1960s to the late 1980s. The project also covers an endowed […]

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Hillsdale Career Services Handouts

When the Career Services depart­ment at Hillsdale College asked me to redesign their col­lec­tion of hand­outs, they were a mess. Each sub­ject had a whole packet of single-sided, black-and-white, letter-sized flyers, and it was dif­fi­cult to keep track of them, espe­cially if you took more than one packet. I rearranged the infor­ma­tion to give each one a smooth, log­i­cal […]

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Winona 2013-2014: Hillsdale College Yearbook

I was the editor in chief of the Hillsdale College year­book both my junior and senior years. This is the prod­uct of my senior year. I didn't have much project man­age­ment expe­ri­ence the first time around, and it was great to be able to put what I had learned that year to use. I had some great people […]

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