Small, short-run publications were one of the first mediums that I explored as a designer. Zines are an outlet for my thoughts, feelings, and experiences. They are a space for me to explore my art freely—no clients, no deadlines, no branding guidelines. My approach to design and art-making has been greatly influenced by the energy and philosophies of the DIY communities that introduced me to this medium back in high school, and these little publications remain a cherished part of my design practice.
Selected spreads from Queers Read This. 7.5 x 6.5 inches. 2019
This publication was created to accompany an installation I created for a group art show in 2019. I revisited an anonymous queer manifesto published in 1990 entitled, QUEERS READ THIS. Excerpts from the original text are edited, expanded, and repurposed as a series of theses that guide the subject of my work.
Big Cry. 4 x 5 inches. 2017.
Selected spreads from I Woke up with Knots in My Stomach. 5.5 x 8.5 Inches. 2017
This Zine features a compilation of anonymous journal entries and interviews about young people's experiences with anxiety and depressive disorders. I have struggled with and continue to live with mental illness. This project was a chance to connect with others with mental illnesses and it created an outlet for us to talk about our experiences.
Most Me. 4 x 5 inches. 2018.