An ongoing series of kinetic type explorations that combines my new interest in motion graphics with typography. In order to stay competitive in the field I've found that it's crucial to continue building knowledge in techniques and various skills, while remaining true to my foundation in typographic approach.
Foundation Design Conference
Foundation Design Conference is a gathering for designers, artists, and all creatives for a weekend of knowledge, insight, and techniques to continue excelling in the industry. Leaders and role models in the design field discuss their career experiences, acting as teachers to continue advancing the industry forward. In relation to an elementary school setting these educators have an understanding of three core ideas: letters, numbers, and shapes that serve as the foundation to craft more complex concepts and iterations to collectively expand the field of design.
Logos & Marks
A collection of logos and marks from various projects.
US Currency Redesign
This US currency redesign system, stems from the idea of natural disasters. Where in these circumstances, part of the environment's landscape and resources are stripped away. The front side reduces down the commonly featured illustrations and guilloché, to only the necessary information needed to properly identify the currency denominations. The back side introduces an excerpt from author Rebeccas Solnit's book, A Paradise Built in Hell. Discussing the natural basic human instinct to act as a support system in times of need.
Reflections is a discussion about my first couple months of post graduate life. Aspiring to grow into a seasoned designer in the field of design, this editorial has a conversation about my work ethic at California State University, Long Beach to my previous internship at Aspen Medical Products.
A numbering system inspired by home interior shelving. Serving as a typographic element, while also having a utilitarian purpose to act a container for items to be stored. Special thanks to my dad, Gautam Suri, Katherine Mayhew, and Gary Swayngim for helping with the construction and installation of the project. Installation done at NOBO Gallery - Los Angeles.
My entry for the GDFS 2017 poster competition. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maWvbMZdHY8 In the following Youtube video, Noah narrates his battle with alcoholism. As stated in the description of his video, he would tell his journey if he stayed sober for at least one year. He discusses his story from his first sip of alcohol at the age of 13, to celebrating his one year of sobriety at 28. Typeset at 8pt on an A1 sized poster, this piece takes the transcript of his story from the first second to the last. Reimagining the behavior of a recovering alcoholic, by turning the poster 180 degrees the audience experiences a relapse effect to hear the story again and start over.
2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics Men's 100m
Dimensions: 39.75" x 60' A timeline covering the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Athletics Men's 100m event, where Usain Bolt set the current 100m world record of 9.58s. The introduction poster informs the reader of the qualifications to advance from one round to the next. Each strip of text informs the reader of the athletes who've qualified (Q) to the next round. Comparing the sum of the top 3 times in each specific heat, to the final heat with Usain Bolt, Tyson Gay, and Asafa Powell. The strips of information are printed on adhesive backed transparent paper and then laminated to protect the paper. Special thanks to Dane Davies, Thanh Truong, Jonathan Torres, Bobby Ngo, and Andrew Byrom for helping with the instillation of the project. Installation done at NOBO Gallery - Los Angeles
Thick cottonstock custom letterpress printed business cards in Pantone 804C with gilded edges. Special thanks to Allen Printing for a well done print job and great customer service.
EXP: The Hong Kong & Japan Experience
In collaboration with: Gary Swayngim This is the journey of two graphic designers traveling through Hong Kong and Japan from March 19th — April 2nd. They’ve documented their day to day experiences with their friends and wanted to share their perspective, for those interested in traveling. They’ve reinterpreted living this trip by sharing their photographs, documenting their purchases, and telling their personal stories from each day. The form of the booklet references an airline ticket that stores the paperwork inside. The barcode on the back is the plane ride back from Japan to California.
Long Beach Civic Center Signage / Wayfinding
In collaboration with: Daniel Perez Drawing inspiration from the Long Beach City Council meeting observed on Tuesday August 23, 2016, this signage system highlights the power of the people. As members of the city, individuals understand what actions should be done to benefit not only themselves, but the city as a whole. They discovered that the podium and microphone were powerful tools to help the citizens of Long Beach voice their opinion to aid in moving the city forward.
Unrelated Book Jacket Series
Inspired by classic VHS movies, this combination of an outer sleeve and dust jacket series connects three unrelated books by uniting them through the authoritative figures who wield the power to control the societies that exist within each novel.
The Los Angeles Times Newspaper Redesign
The redesign for the Los Angeles Times focuses on retaining the rich value of the written articles in the newspaper. Commonly featured on newspapers are the text of the articles already being exposed. This has been reduced by limited the one half of the fold to display only the date, weather and pricing information, while the remaining half has the featured articles. In addition to this idea, one spread is dedicated to each article.
A packaging redesign for Oakley's unique products: Jawbreaker and Sliver. The objective was to target toward Millennials and Generation Z, while remaining relevant to Oakley's core audience. My campaign Optomistic Optics takes inspiration from the optimistic behavior and attitude of the focus audience, while also integrating Oakley's relatable belief in success and role in delivering innovative optics. Opto - Combining form meaning “optic” or “vision,” used in the formation of compound words: optometry. + Optimism - hopefulness and confidence about the future or the successful outcome of something. + Optics - the scientific study of sight and the behavior of light, or the properties of transmission and deflection of other forms of radiation. = Optomistic Optics "Share Your Vision"
Both Poseidon and Athena were offered the chance to impress the people of Greece and take control in leadership. Athena was pronounced the victor by granting the greatest give to Athens, the olive tree, by striking her spear through the stone and piercing the ground.