How long have you been at HZ?
I’ve been at HZ for a little over two years.
Is there a design trend you really love (or hate)?
I really love the use of dramatic typography. Whether that is through size, color, texture, or arrangement, it’s very eye catching. I especially like the use of hand-drawn type. It adds a touch of personalization.
What other designers inspire you?
Timothy Goodman is inspiring to me for his range of work and personal projects. I was first introduced to him when he started working on a project with Jessica Walsh called 40 Days of Dating. He also has an interesting portfolio of hand lettering and Sharpie designs: Ace Hotel mural, Chipotle packaging, Airbnb install, to name a few.
Jessica Hische and Lauren Hom inspire me for hand lettering. Michael Bierut and Pentagram are usual suspects, but still very inspiring to me. Otherwise, I just enjoy browsing through Designspiration and Pinterest.
What would your absolute dream client (or industry) be?
My dream client would be a large museum such as MoMA. The exhibits are ever changing, so there would always be a new challenge. Exhibit design and outdoor advertising are really interesting to me. There is something exciting about a finished piece in a physical setting and seeing people interact with the work.
Tell us a bit about your design—what influenced some of your decisions?
I chose to do exhibition posters for a Warhol celebration. I felt that his work could speak for itself and should be the main aspect of my own designs. I felt that outdoor posters and flags were the best way to grab attention and get people to visit the museum. These could be placed across the city at bus shelters, in the subway, on the streets, and large scale across building facades. You would be surrounded by Warhol’s work and encouraged to come see more.