Maya K. Van Rossum Event handout, 2019

This handout was designed to promote an upcoming event at Trinity United Methodist Church. Created in Adobe Illustrator.


Ironically Nautical Logo Designs, digital media, 2019

I was commissioned to design a logo for @ironicallynautical on Instagram. I was asked to use blue and orange to match the aesthetics of her page, and to include an anchor. I created the vector anchor image in Illustrator, and added text.



Graphic Identity, digital Illustration, 2019

For my Illustration II class, my final project was to create a visual autobiography detailing my life. My main inspiration for this project was  James Gulliver Hancock’s artwork in his book Artists, Writers, Thinkers, Dreamers: Portraits of Fifty Famous Folks & All Their Weird Stuff. 


Group Tour Rack Card, Digital Media, 2019

I created an updated group tour rack card for The Preservation Society of Newport County. The rack card details the group tour pricing, stipulations, and includes a list of the houses and the years they were built. It was created in Adobe InDesign, and I use both Granjon and Futura.

Admissions List, Digital Media, 2019

I designed and updated the admission sign seen at the entrance of each of The Preservation Society of Newport County mansions. I had to update the list of prices, and also change the former exhibition at Rosecliff to the new one, “John James Audubon: Obsession Untamed”. This was project was done in Adobe Acrobat.


Women’s Work, Fabric, embroidery Floss, Photography, Graphic Design, 2019

My thesis work analyzes the historical roles of women in Colonial America. I sewed a Colonial-inspired dress, and to create the three large posters I scanned the dress and added text. Keeping in the tradition of women’s work, my thesis piece is comprised of materials that are typically seen as feminine, and that do not carry the same masculine connotations as painting and sculpture. Through this work, I’ve brought these materials together to bring out the beauty of an often under-appreciated craft.

Daffodil Handout, Digital Media, 2019

This double-sided handout was designed for the Green Animals Topiary Garden in Portsmouth, RI. The handout details various locations for daffodil plantings throughout the garden on the front, and on the back is a list of daffodil species that correlates with the map on the front. The text and photographs were all provided by Dan Christina, the Chief Horticulturalist at Green Animals Topiary garden. The printed handouts are 8.5”x14”.

Senior Honors Thesis Exhibition Postcard, digital media, 2019

My thesis group had a competition for a postcard design detailing the 2019 show. I created the first design, which won the competition. The design utilizes a holga photograph from another thesis student, Veronica Beretta, with the fonts Avenir and Umbra Std. After making adjustments as a group, we decided on the last design as the final postcard.


postcard final

Vietnam Memorial Wall Logo Designs, digital media, 2019

As part of a collaboration between Salve Regina’s AIGA chapter and Enactus, I created logos for the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Fall River, MA. I utilized the colors of the Vietnam Service Medal to create the colorized concepts.

JURIED SENIOR SHOW Postcard, digital media, 2019

These two designs were developed as part of a postcard design contest. As the show took place at the end of spring semester, the colors of the first design reflect summer while the colors reflect spring.



Preservation Society of Newport County Coupon, digital media, 2019

This coupon was designed for The Preservation Society of Newport County during my internship as a graphic designer in their marketing/tourism department.


Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun Biographical Collage, digital collage, 2019

This collage was created for my Illustration II class. When picking a historical person to base the project on, I knew I wanted to choose a woman artist, and initially I was torn between Madame LeBrun and Artemisia Gentileschi. I decided on Madame Lebrun since she is far less known, and I wanted her story to be told. vigeelebruncomicv2

Class of 2019 T-Shirt Designs, digital media, 2018

These three designs were created for the Salve Regina Class of 2019. Students will vote on which design is their favorite.


Graduation Party Invite, 5″ x 7″ invitations, 2018

I designed the invitations for my graduation party in June. I experimented with color theory and typography, using the colors of my business card and logo to create this work.


Pretty is as Pretty Does, digital painting & typography, 2018

This series was created as a project in my Portfolio class. The use of typography and digital painting subtly examines feminism and gender stereotypes. I used the font Gautreaux by Victoria Rushton, as I wanted all aspects of the work to be created by women.

Character design, digital drawing, 2018

I am currently working on a series of characters and environments that I started in my Drawing III class. Stay tuned for more!

Self Portrait, digital painting, 2018

A painting of myself created entirely on my Mac. I used a photograph as a reference.

Portait Painting

BOSS Show, poster, 2018

I made this poster to promote the Best of Salve Students Show 2018. This poster primarily utilizes typography, with a paint splatter effect created in Illustrator.


Montclair Art Museum Buckslips and Brochure Inserts, 2018

These designs were created during my internship at Montclair Art Museum in the summer of 2018. I created a brochure insert discussing the upcoming events for the Rand Forum and MAM Contemporaries, and a buckslip detailing the benefits of the new membership program.

New Membership SlipMAMc's STD Spring_2_18Rand Forum Slip

Untitled One, mixed media (inkjet and watercolor), 2018

I created the black and white digitally and printed it on a large format printer. I then went and added the color by hand using watercolor paint.


Nature Walk, paper zine, 2017

Nature Walk is a color study, using a shade of yellow and a shade of turquoise as the primary colors. After establishing these two shades as my primary colors, I went on to develop two secondary colors and three tertiary colors to complement the yellow and turquoise. With these colors as my inspiration, I began collecting photographs, sea glass, and other small items in order to showcase the colors. I then created a twelve page, 5.5″x8.5″ inch zine promoting my colors.

Kirstin Lamb Artist-in-Residence, poster, 2017

I designed a poster promoting the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery exhibition Kirstin Lamb Artist-in-Residence.

kirstin lamb poster

Various Advertisements for the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery, 2017

These advertisements were designed to promote upcoming exhibitions at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery.

Clean Ocean Access 2018 Schedule of Events, 7″ x 9.5″ handout, 2017

I created this handout detailing 2018 events during my internship at Clean Ocean Access.


Hack Your Family Tree, 11″x17″ poster, 2017

This poster was created to promote an event held by Salve Regina’s Cultural and Historic Preservation Society.

Family Tree Poster

Encountering Wonders, poster and wall text, 2017

I designed a poster promoting the exhibition Encountering Wonders at the Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery. I also designed the vinyl wall decal inside the gallery. The background image used is Ferrante Imperato’s Cabinet of Curiosities.


Odile Type Specimen Study, paper panels, 2017

For this project, I selected the type specimen “Odile” by Sibylle Hagmann. Using this as my source, I created nine panels each measuring 12″x12″ that studied the different families of Odile. The panels can be arranged in a variety of ways.

Odile Panels final

The Elephant Man, poster and postcard, 2017

This poster and accompanying postcard were designed in fall 2017 for The Elephant Man, an upcoming show at Salve Regina University. The poster includes the show dates, director, and author of the play.

Fear of the Unknownposter, 2017

This poster was created for my Graphic Design III class in the spring of 2017. The poster incorporates vector images along with typography.


The Juice Box Identity System, mixed media, 2016

For a project in my Creativity and Technology class, I had to create an identity system for a fictional company. I combined typography and vector imagery in order to design an envelope, stationary, and business card.

Green Trunk Organic Pest Control, 11″x17″ poster, 2016

This poster was created for a project in my Art and Technology class. The image of the elephant was scanned in from a magazine, and the image of the Venus fly trap was scanned in from a book. I edited the two so the plant looked like it was attached to the elephant’s trunk, and I edited the elephant green. I then added text to promote a fictional pest control service.


Trinity Church “Opportunities for Spiritual and Personal Growth”booklet front/back cover, 2015

I designed the front cover and back cover of Trinity United Methodist Church’s 2016 small group booklet. I worked with Pastor Deb De Vos to create the logo.

Booklet Cover3

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