My Famicase Exhibition is an annual speculative game design invitational that takes place at METEOR in Tokyo, Japan. Artists and designers are asked to come up with an idea for an old Famicom game and design the cartridge for it.

A Clean Slate (2020)
A game about running from the skeletons hiding in your closet.

Final Dream (2018)
Help each other escape the nightmare.

Empty Heaven (2017)
A fulfilled past yields no future. Now complete, but empty; How do you begin again?

Vivid Planet (2016)
See sound waves and protect the Earth from supersonic enemies!

Cards Against Humanity Pop-Up Shop
The Cards Against Humanity Pop-Up Shop was a collaboration with the Chicago Design Museum and the game company’s first offline store. Located in a downtown Chicago shopping mall, we curated and sold exclusive Cards Against Humanity products, zines from local artists, and games made by our favorite independent creators. 

We designed the space with community growth in mind. We’re in a unique position to be heavily involved with both Chicago’s design and gaming communities, and wanted to introduce them to one another.

Collaborators: Chicago Design Museum, BlackboxDesign & Project Management: Myself, Sarah GardnerPhotography: Alexa Viscius. Designed under Cards Against Humanity

Basilica Soundscape 2018

Basilica SoundScape features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture. Basilica SoundScape features a lineup of some of the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines. It’s located in Hudson, New York at Basilica Hudson — founded by filmmaker Tony Stone, and musician Melissa Auf De Mar.

This year’s festival identity uses Mike Renaud’s 2017 logotype and icon system. The architecture of the space itself informed the flexible frame system found throughout the collateral.

Collaborators: Basilica Hudson, Brandon Stosuy, Melissa Auf De Mar, Mike Renaud, Alyssa BeersDesigned under Varyer

Chicago Playtest Society
The Chicago Playtest Society is an underground dining series. Their goal is to foster a friendly and welcoming tabletop gaming community in Chicago. They believe that food and games have a unique ability to bring people together and create a sense of belonging. All of their events are secret, invite-only, and they never do them again.

Collaboration: Sarah Gardner. Development: Alright Studio. Designed under Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity Period Pack
During 2017, the Cards Against Humanity Writer’s Room shifted from eight white men to a diverse range of Chicago comedians led by two women. With the company gaining even more of a female voice, we wanted to create a product that was geared specifically towards us. We packaged the cards inside of a maxi-pad, forcing the customer to fully interact with what’s considered to be a taboo product. The sickly pink pad wrapper is a nod to the first pads girls receive in their introductory health classes. We worked with Grilli Type to design a very elegant and blunt logotype to go on the wrapper.

Art Direction & Design: Myself, Amy Schwartz, Sarah Gardner. Production: Shari Spiro. Designed under Cards Against Humanity

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