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A recent graduate of Drexel University's graphic design program, Tobi is currently designing and residing in New York. With a passion for white space and elegant typography, her design skills include branding, publication, and packaging design, as well as web and animation design and development.

Recent Recognitions

Typography Award of Excellence

Drexel Dept. of Graphic Design

Graphis New Talent Annual 2017

Merit Award for "Almost Human"

Site of the Day

www.csswinner.com

Magna Cum Laude

Drexel University

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Almost Human

Publication design

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    Almost Human

    12 × 6 hardcover

    A scientific study of the great Sherlock Holmes, the design was inspired by the character's "beautifully scientific mind" and deductive process.

    A scientific study of the great Sherlock Holmes, the design was inspired by the character's "beautifully scientific mind" and his persona as being "Almost Human." Using experimental typography and layout, the publication conveys the character's eccentric psychological state, while the modular images and type treatments were inspired by Sherlock's deductive process.

Tesera

Branding,Web Design

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    Tesera

    menus, wine labels

    A Catalonian tapas restaurant inspired by the mosaic artwork and architecture of Antoni Gaudi. The limited color palette comes from the name, meaning small blue mosaics.

    A Catalonian tapas restaurant inspired by the mosaic artwork and architecture of Antoni Gaudi. The extended system features die-cut menus and a series of wine labels that reflect the dimensionality of Gaudi's work. The limited color palette comes from the name, meaning small blue mosaics.

Stitched Specimens

Publication design

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    Stitched Specimens

    9 × 9 hardcover

    A catalogue of Meredith Woolnough's embroidery art, the elegant design is rooted in antique scientific specimen notation, based on the subject of her art.

    A catalogue of Meredith Woolnough's embroidery art. The typography and layout of the book was designed to reflect the elegance and organic nature of her artwork and the use of tip-ins and foldouts throughout the publication were inspired by the tactility of the medium that Meredith employs.

Glyph Vol.4

Experimental Publication

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    Glyph Vol. 4

    9 x 9 accordian

    Focusing on Arabic typography in modern art, the accordian format mimics the fluidity of arabic script while the typography compliments the elegant artwork featured.

    Focused on Arabic typography in modern art, Glyph Vol. 4 is formatted as an accordian to mimic the fluidity of Arabic script and features two tables of contents to direct the reader from either direction. The elegant typography compliments the featured artwork and the reverse side featuring news, events and book reviews follows the same typographic style.

MoodTea

Packaging Design

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    MoodTea

    12 × 9 package

    The perfect formula for every state of mind. With research into the chemicals in tea that can effect one's mood, MoodTea's design is based on the notation of their unique compounds.

    The perfect formula for every state of mind. With research into the chemicals in tea that can effect one's mood, each of the five canisters have a unique design based on their chemical compounds and color palette to fit the mood. Each fit snuggly into a custom tray, which slides out of the cover, creating a relaxing experience as you move through the package.

Harold + Maude

Poster design

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    Harold + Maude

    22 × 30

    A poster for the re-release of Harold And Maude, the contrasting graphics, material and scale, represent the personalities of the two main characters.

    A poster for the re-release of Harold And Maude, the two graphics, their material and scale, represent the contrasting personalities of the two main characters. The typography and color palette were inspired by the time period in which the movie took place.

Lullaby

Book Cover Design

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    Lullaby

    5.12 × 7.8 paperback

    A re-design for the Chuck Palahniuk novel, the deconstructed imagery captures the dark humor of Palahniuk's writing and motifs runnning through the story.

    A redesign for the Chuck Palahniuk novel, the imagery captures the dark humor of Palahniuk's writing and motifs from the story. The shards of wallpaper represent the deadly, sadistic side of the plot, while the calm, limited color palette and victorian typography convey innocence.

Lost Items

Information Graphic

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    Lost Items

    24 × 36

    A way-finding map to help you find lost items, featuring layers of informational hierarchy thoroughout the journey. The stacked and staggered lockups underscores the organized chaos of a search.

    A way-finding map to help you find that which has been lost, featuring various levels of informational hierarchy thoroughout the journey. The dimensionality and multi-directional layout reflects the search and the use of the stacked and staggered lockups underscores the organized chaos of the topic.