Eye of the Storm

Report of the Governor’s Commission to Rebuild Texas

We know now what we only suspected on September 1, 2017: Harvey was one of the worst disasters in U.S. history. It caused at least $125 billion in damage in Texas, more than any other natural disaster except Hurricane Katrina. Thousands of Texans were left to salvage what they could. Ultimately, it produced the largest disaster response in Texas history.

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A year after the hurricane, The Texas A&M University System chancellor, John Sharp—who is  the commissioner of Governor Abbott’s Rebuild Texas—tasked AgriLife Communications with designing Eye of the Storm.

In this 182-page report, we try to create as clear a picture of Hurricane Harvey as possible. We document how the storm developed and how it affected Texas. We also offer a frank assessment of the federal, state and local response, and recommendations for how Texas can be better prepared to withstand future disasters. The report is both a record of a milestone event in the state’s history and a guide to “future-proofing” our state to mitigate the impact of future Harveys.

 

AgriLife.org Web Design

 

The Leach Teaching Gardens – VIP Opening

The Leach Teaching Gardens is the first completed phase of The Gardens at Texas A&M University. It was funded in large part by donor contributions, which meant we needed to give them a very special grand opening event.

The event began with an indoor cocktail reception.

The party then moved outside for the revealing of the donor wall.

Finally, the attendees were invited into the gardens for an exclusive preview. They were greeted by students and treated to cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvre throughout the gardens.

 

XTERRA Trail Run Series

XTERRA Instagram
XTERRA Trail Series – Instagram Campaign
2017 Rock Dallas Shirt-MockUp
XTERRA Rock Dallas race t-shirt
XTERRA Trail Run
XTERRA Rock Dallas night trail run poster and digital display

2017 Jurassic Shirt-MockUp

XTERRA Jurassic night trail

The Dirty Dozen Mountain Bike Race

The Dirty Dozen is a 6 or 12 hour mountain bike race for solo riders or relay teams on a 7+ mile single-track course. Riders try to log as many laps as possible, with only one member riding at a time.

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Dirty Dozen Instagram Campaign
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Facebook Page Banner
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Race T-Shirt

 

The promotion efforts brought in a record 370 racers to the 2017 race.

Sigma Xi Events

Large format promotional poster, program, and email for the Sigma Xi Grand Challenges in Science Symposiums.

Program for the 2014 Symposium
Program for the 2014 Symposium (Illustrations by Rachel Wang)

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Space Station

SigmaXi Poster MockUp
Program for the 2014 Symposium (Illustrations by Bailey Smith)
Poster Close Up
Illustration by Bailey Smith

 

Research@Texas A&M – Website and Promotion

Research @ Texas A&M curates online research articles from the University’s colleges, schools, and System agencies. The site includes original illustrations and videos.

It is my job to curate the image selection that goes along with each published story. Every now and then, we are stumped for art to go with a news story and our graduate student illustrator takes on the task of illustrating the abstract, the bizarre, and the impossible. Visit the Research @ Texas A&M Pinterest site for an up-to-date list of illustrations.

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R@TAM Article

 

R@TAM Pinterest

Promoting Research@Texas A&M

This jumbo sized 6″x11″ postcard was used to promote research@Texas A&M, a website that captures and delivers newly developed narratives by University-affiliated campuses, colleges, divisions, units, and agencies that demonstrate research advances, impacts, and successes.

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Arts & Humanities Luncheon

Texas A&M University’s Arts & Humanities Luncheon required a printed and digital invitation, program, framed certificate, menu, and a custom box of chocolates.

 

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Photography – People

2014 TIAS Annual Report

2014 Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study annual report (80 pages) photography and design.

View the full report:

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A&M Consolidated High School Mt. Bike Team

2014 brought about a paisley theme for the A&M Consolidated High School mountain bike team (you just never can tell what high schoolers want to wear!) this year and they rocked it.

The full kit design included jersey, shorts, socks, and even a t-shirt.

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2013 TIAS Annual Report

Stylized photography throughout the annual report focused on architecture. Special attention ensured the feature photo of the TIAS founding director was consistent with the report’s style.
Stylized photography throughout the annual report focused on architecture. Special attention ensured the feature photo of the TIAS founding director was consistent with the report’s style.
A 5”x 8” card in the annual report provided information on how to support TIAS.
A 5”x 8” card in the annual report provided
information on how to support TIAS.
The design of the annual report needed to compliment materials previously generated for TIAS, such as the 2013 and 2014 TIAS Faculty Fellows booklets and the TIAS Gala program.
The design of the annual report needed to compliment materials previously generated for TIAS, such as the 2013 and 2014 TIAS Faculty Fellows booklets and the TIAS Gala program.
Across the Globe
An info-graphic created for the report depicting locations of the faculty fellows’ home universities

The Great War – Exhibit

Texas A&M University’s Cushing Memorial Library presented a World War I exhibit, featuring the Aggie experience. It was exciting to not just be able to promote the exhibit, but to finally get to have a hand in it.

The centerpiece to the exhibit is a rescued Aggie Service flag that was sewn together in 1919 to commemorate the Aggies who served in the war (maroon stars) and those who made the ultimate sacrifice (the gold stars). The flag is far too fragile to be presented/hung for the exhibit and is disintegrating more and more as time passes. With this at heart, it was decided to embark upon photographing the flag and creating a reproduction that could serve as a presentable, archivable representation of the flag.

We also contributed to the exhibit (and preservation of materials) by reproducing the Gold Book from cover to cover. The cover art, including type, was made from scratch as a vector file so we could print in a metallic ink — just like the original. Every image on the inside was cleaned of dust and scratches. Even the type on the inside pages was manually set to match the hyphenations and line breaks of the original.

Finally, the World War I exhibit:

Texas A&M Libraries 2013 Campaign

The Libraries’ 2013 campaign needed to do two things: get people to want the posters and put the Libraries’ services out there.

To do this, we selected a number of iconic Aggie images that would speak to both the K-12 schools throughout Texas requesting the posters (Librarie Louie and Kyle Field especially) and to the over 2,000 freshman (Sully’s boot and the Century Tree) who would be attending our Gig ‘Em Week Open House. The images were key in getting our audience to want the posters, but it is the clever copy that takes the posters to the next level in promoting the Libraries.

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Twitter skin mock-up
Twitter skin mock-up

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Photography – Buildings

George R. R. Martin – Exhibit Promotion

Deeper Than Swords catalogue cover
Deeper Than Swords catalogue cover

The Deeper than Swords exhibit launch and exhibit catalogue won “the most prestigious award of the American Library Association (ALA),” the 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award. The exhibit catalogue also won ALA’s Leab award, which is given annually in recognition of excellence in the publication of catalogues and brochures that accompany exhibitions of library and archival materials.

Deeper than Swords is an exhibit hosted by Texas A&M University Libraries celebrating the work of George R. R. Martin. The exhibit was kick-off with an opening event featuring a themed dinner with GRRM, author signing, a lecture by GRRM followed by an advanced screening of the Premiere of season 3, Game of Thrones.

Marketing the event involved developing a micro-site, social media skins, graphics for digital advertisements, building banners, event programs, and even table arrangements and dinner cards for the VIP feast.

The centerpiece of design was the 70+ page Deeper than Swords exhibit catalogue which can only begin to be portrayed here digitally.

 

The catalogue featured quotes throughout it to introduce each section
The catalogue featured quotes throughout it to introduce each section
The purpose of the catalogue was to highlight materials that are part of the Cushing GRRM collection.
The purpose of the catalogue was to highlight materials that are part of the Cushing GRRM collection.
John Picacio provided artwork
John Picacio provided artwork
Catalogue spread
Catalogue spread
Catalogue spread
Catalogue spread

 

Custom building banners on Cushing Memorial Library to  promote the event and exhibit

Custom building banners on Cushing Memorial Library to promote the event and exhibit

Custom building banners
Custom building banners

Deeper than Swords

Digital displays and poster series used to promote the event
Digital displays and poster series used to promote the event
Deeper Than Swords micro-site
Deeper Than Swords micro-site
Deeper Than Swords micro-site
Deeper Than Swords micro-site