7 Productivity Tips for Designers Medium Article by Kim West
A series of spot illustrations imagined as objects stumbled upon while strolling through a neverending surreal garden - tying graphic elements back to ALTR Studio's brand guidelines and expanding Medium article topics.
Brand Identity, Illustration
Created assets for ALTR Studio's brand-new visual identity. We developed a comprehensive system that would connect with an audience of diverse creatives. Built off a central overarching theme and created a world of elements that could be found in a surreal playground - explored forms and shapes that can be used on an ongoing basis and illustrations that are modular to fit different needs.
The Year of the Water Rabbit
A Lunar New Year-inspired spot illustration. The Year of the Water Rabbit represents peaceful and patient energy. Due to its lack of size and strength, the rabbit uses speed, gentle charm, and cunning wit to attract good luck and fortune, encouraging all of us to keep calm and stay focused. Brains before brawn!
MasterClass & Nas: Teaches Hip-Hop and Storytelling
Grammy-winning rapper Nas shares his journey through the evolution of Hip-Hop, breaks down some of his biggest hits, and writes a brand new song in this class. An illustrative approach to visualize his lyrics and story moments - showing details in key areas of focus while maintaining an overall silhouetted look with textural elements.
US Army: The Calling
As a young boy, David dreamt of becoming a soldier but his struggles in school tempted him to give up on his goals. With his dreams on the line he faced a life-changing decision.
The Weight of Rituals
Shape exploration and triptych inspired by the fragility and transitory nature of human life - created as a response to the global pandemic. They spring up like flowers and wither away; like fleeting shadows, they do not endure.
Design, Styleframes, Illustration
A series of animated screens for NetSuite's SuiteWorld 2022 conference. We wanted to provide high-energy visuals with motion graphics that could speak to every conference attendee personally. Our collaboration included several bespoke pieces: four looping Welcome Screens for the entryways, an atmospheric animation that functions as a screensaver in the lounge area, and a series of illustrations to accompany presentations.
America's last standing roller rinks are threatened with closure - This documentary spotlights a community fighting in a racially charged environment to save the underground African-American subculture of roller skating. We reimagined screen-printed posters for themed skate night events that are inclusive of the whole community.
New Typeface, Illustration
Custom numbers display type explorations.
Imagined flyer for a Clown workshop with Christopher Bayes at the Pandemonium Studio. A lesson to rediscover your playful spirit - the simple pleasure and ferocious generosity of performance. We will pursue the Clown together in all of its messy and hilarious beauty. It is here that your relationship with all other forms of drama will be enriched by the openness and reckless abandon that the Clown requires.
Yellow Flat WIP
Design, Illustration, Experimental
Flyer for a table reading of Hannah and the Dread Gazebo by Jiehae Park. Yellow Flat is a global online broadcasting platform streaming live storytelling through multihyphenate art forms. A nomadic touring exhibition using vacant apartment spaces to host weekly open mic/storytelling events for the AAPI community. All participants need is to show up with a 5-minute original story that they're willing to share focused on the topic of discussion.
This platform supports the open exchange of ideas and risk-taking of AAPI artists to provide support and visibility. A body that exists in an intimate space and thrives on the network of active participants. We aim to address community healing and transformative justice through storytelling.