Art Nouveau Poster Design

For Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ fall 2017 performance, I focused the poster design on composer Lili Boulanger. The art nouveau-style imagery echoed styles popular during her brief career in the early 20th century.



Poster on display on south Michigan Avenue


Web graphic

“Infinite Tree” Concert Branding

Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras spring 2017 concert featured a world premiere and featured performance from Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche. I created imagery for the event poster that spoke to the themes of Kotche’s piece, “Infinite Tree.” The branding was also translated into web graphics and packaging for the concert DVD.



Impact Report

The Impact Report was created to distribute to Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras donors to update them on programming so far that season. The report needed to be a succinct front and back page while also conveying the exciting and diverse work the organization was engaged in.

Beer-Themed Event Posters

For a Beer Benefit event, I created posters advertising a raffle and “Message in a Bottle” game. These expanded on the existing event logo to include original illustrations and create a fun, inviting atmosphere that enticed guests to participate in games.

West Side Story Gala Branding

For Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras’ West Side Story-themed Gala, I borrowed from the musical’s classic imagery and color scheme (you can’t improve on Saul Bass!). With the addition of a skyline image, I used these graphics for diverse applications including printed collateral, wrapping paper, step and repeat backdrop, and event centerpieces.

The Save the Date postcard spoke to the event’s theme using just the nod to the musical’s classic imagery.
Wrapping paper created using the familiar fire escape silhouette and dancing figures
The step and repeat included sponsor logos along with the skyline image to make the backdrop special for the occasion
Read more about the event’s skyline-inspired centerpieces

Imperator Furiosa “Mad Max” Finger Puppet

After unexpectedly falling for Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa character in Mad Max: Fury Road, I was thrilled when a customer requested this design to give as a gift. I knew Furiosa’s signature black make-up was a must for the design to really capture her, and was able to replicate it by applying ink directly to the felt with my finger.

Imperator Furiosa Finger PuppetImperator Furiosa Finger Puppet

Custom Portrait Puppets

Since I began making finger puppets, some of the most challenging–and rewarding– projects have been creating custom portrait finger puppets for customers and their loved ones, human and animal.