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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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