I was able to be one of 8 competitors and walk away the winner of AIGA's 2019 Command X competition. The following are works produced over a four day long design competition held at the annual AIGA conference. Each project was assigned and completed within one 24hr period and presented for the 1500+ attendees of the conference who then voted on the quality work and presentation abilities of the 8 contestants, eliminating 2 in each round.
Assignment 1: each contestant was asked to design a logo and identity for The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens located in Pasadena. The creative director of The Huntington was a guest judge on the panel for this round.
Assignment 2: Each contestant was asked to create a concept for a dating app with a niche audience and design a minimum of 2 wireframes of the app to show the function and flow.
Finale Assignment 3: finalists were asked to use design to promote empathy in some way. I chose to create a podcast and web campaign that encourages people to get off social media and serve in their community to gain real empathy through individual and face to face interaction. I wanted to create a platform that was free of bias and allowed individuals to share their stories and the empathy they gained through service without the incentive of public recognition for their efforts. The first story that I recorded was of my own Mom relaying an experience she had with a woman from Senegal when volunteering for a center for refugees in Austin Texas.