Exploring screen printing provides a new challenge to how I typically design. With translating a typically digital medium to a physically rigorous process, work evolves when problem solving. Having adopted new skill sets like half-tones, transparencies, and varnishing, this analog craft pushes unique techniques into my design process.

A Living Diary:
Based off of the album Temptations by Tomorrow X Together, this book explores the transformation from adolescence into adulthood. The design concept is centered around wanting to postpone growing up, specifically due to the realization that childhood dreams are harder to achieve than a younger you might have believed. Thematically, the transition is showcased through both illustrations to act as the younger self and scanned imagery as the adult self. Hand written type is used to heighten the personality, allowing the print to be viewed as more diary-like tone.

Aquarium pt.1-4:
This print series is used to display the connection between my siblings and me. We are each compared to different sea animals and related back to our environments. The color treatment is specific to the sibling, with the more saturated colors being my sisters and brother and the black and white print being myself; this is used to show the perspective shift. Each image is one I took for our likeness and the scribbles are a mix of mine and my sisters. Type is intentionally illegible to demonstrate how sibling dynamics are never fully recognizable to anyone but those within the relationship.

the comfort of chance:
Turned into a motion media piece, this flipbook presents the connection between friends and the reflection of memories. It’s an ode to the future, being a tangible memory to view once a time passes. Half-tones are utilized to signify the way memories become ‘fuzzy’ as you grow older. Scribbles move around each individual composition to show the shift in feeling and moving forward. It ends with a color blocked image clearing to show how this flipbook can provide clarity to disappearing memories; the best way to remember is to be in the moment and feel it.

Photography by Snigdha Gopidi and Fai McCurdy