Outside the Museum Walls looks back on a year of activities that were defined by their location as much as their content. From the RedBall Project to city murals, the art experiences of fiscal year 2016 challenged traditional ideas of where and how museums should reach their visitors.
The exhibition was presented in celebration of The Toledo Ballet’s 75th annual performance of “The Nutcracker” and included a section of memorabilia and costumes from the ballet. The back portion of the exhibition area featured a full size dance floor complete with mirrors and a ballet barre. This rehearsal studio was a special feature of the exhibition, where visitors could try ballet positions for themselves or watch dance students perform.
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Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic offered an overview of the artist’s prolific 14-year career. His signature portraits of everyday men and women riff on paintings by Old Masters, replacing European aristocrats in those paintings with contemporary black subjects and drawing attention to the absence of African Americans from historical and cultural narratives.
For this exhibition I designed a large title sign using 3D letters cut from sintra, vinyl didactic banners, frosted cling labels, and painted floor graphics.
Working with Harriett Balkind of Honest Ads, we created an interactive direct mail piece to promote the exhibition I Approve This Message: Decoding Political Ads. This piece won a bronze Addy in 2016 for direct mail.
The Art of Giving, completed after every sponsored exhibition, recaps the programs, engagement, statistics, and collateral pieces for the show. Created with the company's board members in mind, each book is specifically customized for that sponsor. The highly-visible publication has become a go-to pitching device in the Toledo Museum of Art's Development department.
Collateral material for Toledo Choose Local's city-wide Coffee Cash Mob. The campaign ended up being the most successful in the history of the non-profit, organically reaching over 20,000 viewers on social media.
To participate in the coffee cash mob the public had to visit one of the locally-owned shops listed, snap a photo and upload it with hashtag #ToledoChooseLocal. If you visited all the coffee shops on the list you received a t-shirt.
Show your Toledo pride and support independent business!
Leveraging the iconography of smartphone UI, I created these promotions for our upcoming Play at TMA outdoor playground area.
Created for the 30th anniversary of the Georgia Welles Apollo Society and the Development department at the Toledo Museum of Art, this book highlighted over 50 works or art that have been purchased over the 30 years.
Each year, the group works with one of the Museum’s curators to learn about an area of art and then select which work(s) to purchase for TMA with their pooled membership dues.
Various responsive layouts for the Toledo Museum of Art.
Toledo Museum of Art’s member magazine is published three times per year and includes information on programs, interviews with artists, exhibitions, calendar of events, and infographs.
I was in charge of the magazine’s design, layout, illustration, and infographics. Sections of the book have been redesigned since I took over the design in 2016.
Participated in a Toledo artist-designed bike rack competition; a dozen entries were selected and created for the downtown area.
Designed the logo for Toledo Area Parent's annual back-to-school guide, the year's most important issue.
A selection of logos I designed for various exhibitions, anniversary celebrations, feature articles, and other projects.