Graphic Designer
& Visual Artist

National Youth
Filmmaker Summit

Identity design

Animated bumper commissioned for the 2021 Filmmaker Summit

I had the opportunity to collaborate with the National Youth Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), the world's largest film festival for young filmmakers. The nonprofit launched its first-ever filmmaker summit in 2021, bringing together the film community to share career advice in a series of panels, roundtables, and workshops.

I was tasked with creating an original visual identity to deploy on all Summit materials—posters, animations, social media, web ads, merch, slides, programs, and more! 

The design concept, “Framing Creativity”, responds to the Summit’s interdisciplinary focus while maintining a central reference to film. The approach centers colorful, quirky, and youthful illustrations alluding to the objects and ideas at play in the Summit’s series of workshops. Hands are a common motif in the collateral—used to literally and figuratively frame the content—just as these filmmakers might frame a shot in their creations.

Selected spreads from the Summit program. The full 34-page digital program can be viewed here.

The Summit was held October 4–November 6, 2021. Produced in partnership with the City of Seattle.
Major support and funding prodivded by the Washington State Arts Commission, National Endowment for the Arts, Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture, 4Culture, ArtsFund, The Norcliffe Foundation, Scan Design Foundation, SiTy Foundation, Morgan Family Foundation, Harley Soltes Charitable Fund, James D. Scheinfeld Family Foundation, Tulalip Tribes Charitable Contributions