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An Honest Photography-Poetry Showcase
Visual Design | Freelance Design
Design a showcase of client Ris Boras' photography to Rupi Kaur's poems.
Visual Design, Project Planning, Creative Collaboration.
Ris wanted a very simple, neutral, but impactful aesthetic. Each of photos were paired with a poem by Rupi Kaur. I had some leeway to change those relationships or omit but Ris countered for some which I'm glad she did. I decided based off of my knowledge from working at Zappos that people liked to scroll down through lookbooks (especially if they were on their phones) that I would lay it out in that form, but it’s intent not for CTAs or clicks, but for a slow-moving experience.
This particular project froze in time a broken heart. In the midst of working on this, a relationship ended. I was devastated. I channeled that pain and hurt into something haunting and honest.
I am thankful for the opportunity Ris gave me and to have laid out such beautiful and human encapturements alongside the raw words of Rupi.