Fast fashion is such a thorny issue, but it’s one we need to confront as consumers! I created this zine to educate others about how to shop more conscientiously, ethically, and sustainably as a consumer. I was responsible for each aspect, from the illustrations to the writing and research.
The zine is available on my Etsy.
A set of vinyl stickers designed for students within the HTM.Elle summer 2019 program.
I wanted to create something vibrant, positive, and mission-oriented to welcome the girls into the program and reinforce a sense of community within the group. Stickers are handed out to students with the rest of their welcome packet materials.
Two cover designs for an e-book by Story of Stuff Project.
With the goal being to inform readers about how to disconnect from the internet and our devices, I wanted to explore a nature theme to give viewers a taste of the book’s contents and inspire them to learn more.
Logos I’ve designed for a variety of nonprofits and social organizations, most based in the SF Bay Area.
Emails I’ve designed for my personal newsletter, Nicole’s News. The monthly newsletters cover my work and career updates for each month, with each paragraph linking to the relevant website/portfolio piece. The welcome email, “happy news ahead,” is an automated email sent out to each new subscriber (you can receive your own copy by signing up at the link above!)
Overall, with each month’s email I try to be experimental with the layout and design as to improve my own design skills with HTML/CSS, since I custom-code each email. It’s a fun endeavor that reinforces what my personal brand is about while also keeping my network in the loop of life and career updates.
A celebratory banner for Castro Valley Sanitary District, a local, small public agency in charge of wastewater services and zero waste for the city of Castro Valley.
2019 marks their 80th anniversary, so they needed a banner to commemorate the occasion. The banner will be displayed at various local events and gatherings.
My goal was to highlight the hard working people behind the agency as well as their environmental goals — to promote a healthier living space for the community of Castro Valley and educate more people on zero waste living. While I had a concrete idea right off the bat, it took quite a few changes and tweaks in order to end up with the final product. The final design showcases illustrations of employees with vibrant foliage, all within CV San’s color palette.
Greeting cards with original designs for birthdays and other special occasions. Available on my Etsy.
Editorial and layout design for Point Blue Conservation Science’s scientific report summary. Point Blue wanted something clean and professional to communicate their findings to the larger scientific community. The following pages are a snippet of the larger document.
A ongoing series of typography graphics for use in my personal social media. Graphics are either individual or part of a series, and are in response to different political or cultural current events.
Single-color screenprint design for Coastal Watershed Council’s 2019 Snapshot Day.
Snapshot Day is the oldest and largest single-day annual water quality monitoring event in California. It’s a highly anticipated event, bringing together community members and professionals to collect data and learn more about local watersheds. I worked with one of the group’s organizing the event to create a t-shirt illustration that would represent all the event has to offer.
How was your week? is a weekly recap series I started up for @htm.elle’s social media. The series is intended to cover what the pilot program students learned for the past week, to communicate that to our social followings. Each week’s recap takes a different art direction, and is interspersed with photos/videos of the actual class week and the students’ projects.
An original illustration from my Doodle A Day May challenge.
Available on my Etsy.
View the full project on Behance here.
A series of infographics for htm.elle, a program that helps more young women of color get into STEM and launch products. Communicating the extent of the gender/ethic crisis in STEM is imperative for htm.elle’s mission, so for much of that communication I relied on the use of data and statistics. Infographics pictured are used in social media, company documents, the website, or other digital communication assets.
An experimental video made in part with Revolutionaries Advocating for Greener Ecosystems, a student group at Chabot College. The video profiles different students who are involved in the group and what sustainability and environmental justice means to them. Their own personal experiences are highlighted through the use of motion graphics.
In my role, I was responsible for leading the project, including: interviewing and filming students, editing the film, designing the motion graphics, and sound editing.
Brand guidelines for HTM.Elle, a nonprofit focused on getting young girls into STEM.
The project involved creating a framework that would guide all design decisions - either made by myself or by others within the organization. Essential brand assets like typography, colors, and the logo are included.
A series of website illustrations and graphics for htm.elle, a nonprofit focused on getting more young girls into technology through their educational summer program.
A fun sticker sheet of American-style tattoos, in vector form. Allows you to enjoy tattoos without the commitment :-)
Available on my Etsy.
An infographic and packaging design for Sudsy, a dehydrated soap product. The graphic walks through the 3 step process of how to use the product. I created the overall visual appearance from illustrations to typographic layout.
An ongoing, daily illustration challenge for the month of May 2019, just for fun. Each illustration explores a different daily prompt. Follow it on my Instagram!