Creek Bend Farm is located in Lindsey, Ohio and is a part of the Sandusky County Park District. As an in-house designer at The Collaborative Inc, I worked with architects and the park staff to design wayfinding signage that would stand out for the visitor yet go along with the natural surroundings of the site. The signs are made of a rusted steel product that will last a lifetime and are reminiscent of farm equipment that often can be found setting on the property of local farms.
Creek Bend Farm is located in Lindsey, Ohio and is a part of the Sandusky County Park District. As an in-house designer at The Collaborative Inc, I worked with architects and the park staff to design interior room signage as well as vinyl decals for the nature center. The signs are made of a rusted steel product that reflect the wayfinding signs on the exterior of the property along with ash lumber that came from the property after many Ash trees were lost. As you can see in the pictures, this repurposed ash wood was also used as a finish within the interior of the Nature Center. Subtle Vinyl lettering was also used inside to highlight donors.
At 346 acres, Forrest Woods Nature Preserve is Black Swamp Conservancy’s largest owned nature preserve and is located in Paulding County near Cecil, Ohio. The Conservancy received grant funding to restore approximately 60 acres of existing agricultural fields to forested wetlands. This area is a strategic location for wetland restoration due to its proximity to the confluence of the Marie DeLarme Creek and the Maumee River. I worked with Black Swamp Conservancy to illustrate and design two 16″ x 20″ interpretive signs to be installed on the property to inform the visitors of the restoration efforts and to give a futuristic illustration of what the site will look like in 10 years. These signs are currently being installed. You can learn more about this project at the following link: www.blackswamp.org/forrestwoodsrestoration
These informational signs were recently installed at Hull Prairie Intermediate School in Perrysburg, Ohio. I worked along with The Collaborative and Perrysburg Schools staff to create 3 separate sign designs to be placed in 11 locations around campus to inform the community and students of the measures taken on the landscape of the campus to be envirnomentally friendly. The signs are made from Custom High Pressure Laminate and the colors coincide with the pallette used within the school. These informational signs talk about native plants and insects, bioswales for rain water filtration and a solar pavilion that was installed near the school. Smaller plant labels were produced as well using the same material, with a similar design, and will be installed soon.
I produced these construction barricade signs while working as an in-house designer at Crate & Barrel’s corporate offices to be used at new store locations to inform the community of who was joining their neighborhood and to advertise new, local job opportunities.
I produced these directional signs while working as an in-house designer at Crate & Barrel’s corporate offices. These signs were used to inform the customers of the new location of their local Crate & Barrel store.
I produced this progression of banner signs while working as an in-house designer at Crate & Barrel’s corporate offices. We used these banners to inform the customers that the old store location would be closing and a temporary location would be open while the original store added housewares and furniture in an expanded space. I worked closely with Crate & Barrel’s copy editor to compose a design that would best communicate this complicated message to Crate & Barrel’s customers while adhering to their brand guidelines.
While in-house designer at The Collaborative, I created these banner signs to showcase our most recent projects at the ACUI conference.