Connate takes its name from the term for existing in a person from birth.     The main idea is to break the walls between two strangers by informing the two individuals of each others’ existence after a certain number of times they have crossed paths. After connecting, both would have the ability to either deny or accept their request in order to allow them access to each other’s profiles. Once they have access, they may view photos, portfolio, resumes, or other social platforms the user wants to share.     Other apps, such as Happn, share the same idea of location and crossed paths. However, most are focused on dating, like Tinder and Grindr. On the other hand, Connate will allow students to increase both professional and personal contacts. The campus in The New School, being nontraditional, allows students to interact on a daily basis with other students in different majors. Students using this app will have the advantage to network with other students, whether they are in the same field of study or not.    In addition, Connate could also be used in a business setting, where employees can connect with other employees in the company that share the same educational background.
       
     
  AHOY ME MATEY! This specimen book is about the didot typeface. It explains the rich history of The Didot family and how they created this typeface. This book illustrates the various sizes, styles and glyphs of the typeface in a way that engages and entertains the viewer. To achieve this, the book illustrates a pirate theme where it creates a skeleton, fish, and an anchor using only this typeface.    
       
     
  How does pink make you feel? Do you associate pink with certain qualities or situations? I was asked to design a book using the color pink as inspiration. My idea was to research every phrase where pink is used. For example, the phrase “park the pink plymouth” is used when someone engages in sexual intercourse. Therefore, I searched for a pink ticket that was used to arrest a couple found in a car having sex.
       
     
  Music festivals are all the hype in New York City. Now, zone in on Paterson, New Jersey where an educational music festival for both children and adults can help endorse the benefits of living a healthy lifestyle. As my own design, this festival displays healthy restaurants that provide recipes and cheats for people to do so, along with a whole host of outdoor activities. You can recognize this as pATErson HEALTHY, a brand that packages products, such as water bottles, energy powder, merchandise, and more, for all its visitors.       
       
     
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  As a nonprofit organization, West Side Campaign Against Hunger (WSCAH) is a supermarket-style food pantry with a mission to alleviate hunger and create a culture that promotes self-reliance to make a difference. Knowing how tight a budget can be for a non-profit organization, I volunteered to create a brand for them that would express every aspect of its mission. After many visits and sketches, I was able to create a logo and a brand book that includes guidelines, color schemes, do’s/don’t and potential merchandise ideas that this organization could use. As a designer, it is rewarding to see how my designs could be used to bring awareness to caring organizations such as this one.
       
     
  Every person experiences an intense and captivating emotion, one that can prevent them from living life at the fullest and keep them guarded: fear. Fear can be expressed through a wide-range of phobias, which is why I chose to emphasize this issue by creating an exhibit that illustrates the top ten, most common, phobias around the world. Whether genetic or acquired, phobias are directly related to the brain and my exhibit will allow visitors to learn where each originates, what emotions are invoked and their importance. This was created by typography illustrations and projections, emanating a vibe that captures fear for every visitor to experience.       
       
     
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  Using New York City as inspiration, I created a pattern that mirrors the buildings and the MTA lines around Manhattan. For a future personal project, I plan to create a full deck of cards with each card depicting a unique part of New York City.