Portfolio: Non-Majors

Swing Aerial Booklet

When learning swing-dancing aerials, there aren’t many “practice” moves that can make the transition from the basic step to the flipping-over-your-partner’s-head step easier. This booklet solves that problem by breaking down three swing aerials into image stills with corresponding instructions for the lead and follow as they attempt the move. The color maps out the areas of body contact between the dancers, showing exactly what positions, lifts, and directions are involved in completing each move.

Fine Dining Face Plates

This series of porcelain plates explores on the faux pas of eating, elevating them through the materials used. Words hand lettered with gold luster, illustrations carefully rendered, and a laser cut box allow this somewhat undignified subject to be transformed into Fine Dining. The illustrations were applied to the porcelain through the use of laser decals, which where fired at a high temperature allowing the red iron oxide in the decals fused under the glaze of the plates.