WHAT IS 302?

From the outside, 302 is just the room number of our studio, but to us it represents 2 years of research, conceptualization, creation, refinement, and evaluation.

Each of us leaves 302 with a different experience; what does 302 mean to you?

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Bauhaus Boxes

As a school founded by Walter Gropius in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, the Bauhaus school focused on combining crafts and fine arts. The Bauhaus style of straight lines and simple shapes to create complex forms carried over into all its influences, including architecture. The Bauhaus boxes mimic this style and can be arranged in any way so that the one interacting with the boxes can create their own Bauhaus architecture.

Green Lecture Series

The Industrial Age was an environmentally ruthless time. Over 100 years later, we as a society are still struggling to reconcile our needs as a consumer culture with the fragility of the earth. This poster for a green lecture series takes stylistic cues from early 1900 playbills as a way to juxtapose the Industrial Age with today.

Dimensional Concepts and Aesthetics: Why Not

This paper construction draws upon elements found in the work of Why Not Associates, focusing primarily on land-based typography, while merging elements of WNA's design tendencies and type choice.


Founded by Armi Ratia in the 1960s, Marimekko is a Finnish textile company that defines the Scandinavian aesthetic. This exhibition proposal uses bold, graphic forms to highlight Marimekko's iconographic textiles.


The propagandistic nature of the Russian Avant-Garde's work is explored here by turning political propaganda on its head. Instead of promising a bright future, what if the propaganda proposed a landscape of oppression and death or instead of communism, suggested its demise. By posing these questions I considered the naivety of people backing a communist government in its early stages and inescapable transformation into a totalitarian government.

Houston: 1973

Houston: 1973 juxtaposes the way our parents talk about the past with actual statistics to see how much they glorify the past.

Operation Black Flag

"Operation Black Flag" is a bird habitat kit based on governmental conspiracy theories. Flycatchers, which are known to be great insect hunters and deterrents for other crop seeking birds, are the focus of this project.

Alphabet Scroll

The wood panel scroll is inspired by Chinese bamboo scrolls and depicts the evolution of the Chinese alphabet and glyphs.

Willy the Warbler

A set for warbler enthusiasts includes a bird feeder, book, and food packet. These cute and tiny birds are represented throughout this playful series. The book features two sides: one a children's story, and the other facts about the bird.

Don't Get Me Wrong

A carefully selected panel of speakers involved in a variety of fields has been chosen to give a fictitious lecture about semiotics. The image used reinforces perception of one another, how we react toward each other when presented with certain characteristics is altered. Type represents miscommunication with an overall strong structure contrasting missing elements of letters in the title.

Project Hum

Project Hum raises awareness of the environmental challenges facing humming birds through an informational booklet, and provides an urban rehabilitation kit that features a feeder, nesting substrate, and user manual.

Dada Board Game

The Dada movement was an early twentieth century art movement that went against contemporary culture and traditional art forms. The movement, with its likings of random nonsense, inspires this dada game board. There is no logic or rules to playing, but instead the playing cards intend to inspire one to start the player's own movement and rebellion.

Concrete Utopias

Concrete Utopias is an architecture symposium to be held at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture of the University of Houston. This mailer poster informs recipients about the symposium and represents design and architectural ideas of the 1960s. Ron Herron and Buckminster Fuller are just two of the great visionaries of this period. Images of Herron's "Walking City" and Fuller's "Geodesic dome" are depicted in the poster.


An identity system for a nanotechnology textiles company, this project also includes a package design for a collection of samples that are given to architecture and interior design firms. The theme of advanced technology and biochemistry is incorporated into the system with the use of the hexagonal carbon molecule. The colors represent the typical ones from molecular models. All aspects of the visual system carry over into the stationary applications.


HOOT is a project about Texas Owls and the habitats in which they live. The book, nesting box, and nesting materials are used to show the importance owls have in preserving the ecosystem. The overall design plays upon the appeal of the individual owl, while also depicting their predatorial attitude.

Firebird Slate

Firebird Slate, a fictional company, sells high-quality slate tile to architects and contractors. This identity system communicates the company's quality, products and services through the use of color, typography and texture. The collateral for this project includes a letterhead, business card, brochure, six 8x8 inch information panels, and packaged product.

Identity Sauce Lecture Series

What is Identity Sauce? It's that extra ingredient that every company or brand needs to appeal to their intended customer. This set of tickets and promotional poster promotes a lecture series featuring experts in ethnography, brand development, and aesthetics, in an attempt to answer the question "Why do people buy what they buy?"

Typo Toby

Typo Toby was created to pay homage to the typface designer, Tobias Frere-Jones. The poster is based off of a quote by Frere-Jones which emphasizes the need to collect typefaces from everyday signage. 3D glasses accompany this poster to visualize the tangibility of type.

Stem Cell Basics

Stem Cell Basics is a prototype design for the iPad. The content and illustrations are intended to inform and engage the user about the science of stem cells in an easily comprenhensible form.

Concrete Utopias

The Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture held a symposium called Concrete Utopias to talk about the innovations in the 1960s architectural projects. The poster, inspired by the ideas and forms of Superstudio group, uses photocollages, bold typography and geometric paper forms that reflect the unbelievable 60s superstructures.


4807 Caroline Street


The Houston Museum of African American Culture is located at the corner of Caroline Street and Wentworth Street across from Caroline Collective in Houston's Museum District. Street parking is available surrounding the museum.