Art and Photo Books

The Heights

A photo book of Matthew Porter’s portfolio of images of vintage muscle cars captured in mid-aid, designed to focus on the landscape and poetic elements of the photographs. The design was adapted to a poster as well. 

Custom hand-lettering for the cover and title for Rachel Kushner’s essay accompanying the Porter’s photographs.


The Heights, cover
The Heights, backcover
The Heights, spine
The Heights, title lettering and layout for Rachel Kushner’s essay “Gone in 60 Sentences”
The Heights, poster

Civic and Social Justice Projects



City of New York’s strategic plan outlining initiatives and goals to improve life for New Yorkers for 2050, addressing how to adapt the City to the changing climate, the growing population, and aging infrastructure. I was the lead designer for the project, overseeing the 9 printed reports and the responsive website.



Civic and Social Justice Projects

Council of State Governments
Justice Center

Redesign of criminal justice organization CSG Justice Center’s website, an extensive resource for policymakers in all three branches of government to public safety and strengthen communities. As well supporting projects such as Clean Slate – a resource for people to navigate how to clear their juvenile and adult criminal record, and 50 State Report on Public safety – a website data and example archive to help policymakers craft custom strategies that work for their state.

Clean Slate Clearing house

50 State Report on Public Safety

Civic and Social Justice Projects

Department of Environmental Protection

Public service announcement campaigns made for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection to spread the word on the excellent quality of NYC tap water, how to help protect New York beaches, as well as a comprehensive diagram outlining all the steps in wastewater management.

Water Quality Report Campaign

Trash Free NYC Waters

Waste Water Graphic

Design: Sara Duell, Giancarlo Hernandez for Bellweather Agency

Civic and Social Justice Projects

NYC & Co

An extensive rebrand unifying the visual language across various channels of NYC & Company, the official marketing and tourism agency for New York City.  The redesign included amongst many other elements: a new comprehensive brand identity; two new custom typefaces inspired by Massimo Vignelli’s MTA branding with several alternate character variations for maximum type flexibly (the typeface allowed for over 4000 ways to typeset New York City), 250 custom icons, and a complete overhaul of the 9,000+ page official website guiding locals and tourists to New York City.

Recipient of the 2016 HOW in-house awards for the travel category. Also awarded the 2017 Webby Award in the travel category and an honorary mention for the mobile design category for the rebrand.  

Visual Brand

Publication Design

Icon set

International Campaign

Press and Accolades

NYC & Company In-House Design Team:
Creative Director: Emily Lessard
Design & Illustration: Caitlin Clingman, Sara Duell, Joshua Graver, Louis Lee, Jose Quinteros, Noah Venezia
Writers: Stephanie Hu, Sophie Roberts
Typefaces: Jeremy Mickel, Nicholas Sherman
Photography: Kathleen Fox, Thomas Perry, Tagger Yancey

Civic and Social Justice Projects

See Your City

City wide campaign made by the NYC&co in-house team inspired by vintage travel posters urging New York City locals to venture outside their own borough.  The program was so popular that there was a food-focused extension of the program made; a take on retro suitcase stickers used on bus shelters and printed ads through out New York City.

See Your City – Eats edition

Custom Design

The Archivettes

Feature documentary film by Megan Rossman about the Lesbian Herstory Archives. The film has been nominated and awarded several prizes at international Film festivals including: OutFest, Los Angeles; GAZE LGBT Film Festival, Dublin; Reeling Film Festival, Chicago; Fargo-Morehead LGBT Film Festival, Fargo; Out On Film, Atlanta; Iris PrizeCardiff, Wales; Seattle Queer Film Festival; NewFest, New York City.

Custom Design

Aperture Membership

The identity and collateral for the seven-tiered Aperture Foundation membership program.

Custom Design


The exhibition, web and catalog design for the group exhibition Finesse at the Wallach Art Gallery in Columbia University. The show inspired by a quote on the act of finessing by artist Louise Lawler was curated art historian Leah Pires and showcases the work by Fia Backström, Pheobe D’Heurle, Jill Magid, Lucie McKenzie, Carissa Rodriguez and Karin Schneider. The design played with the notion of sleight of hand and playing card magic to capture the idea of finessing visually.

Finesse and an animated fan of playing cards in blue
Finesse, catalog cover
Finesse website blue text on beige background.
Finesse, homepage
Art and Photo Books


Cover and inset design for Magnum photographer Larry Towell’s limited edition photo book facsimile of his artist maquette showing his vast collection of photographs from his years reporting in Afghanistan.  

2015 PDN Photo Annual winner Photo Book Category.