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Between my role as a graphic designer for La Salle University’s Campus Activities Center, my digital arts coursework at the same university, and creating bookish content as a blogger, I have over 6 years of experience in digital illustration, graphic design, photography, and social media management. Two recurring themes in my work have been storytelling and accessibility. I find I enjoy this job the most when I’m helping others share their stories and helping to bring them to diverse audiences.

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Spotify Daylist Inspired Book Recommendations
Spotify Daylist Inspired Book Recommendations

Inspired by other creators on Instagram posting their own spins on the Spotify Daylist concept, I took a few Daylist titles and paired book recs with them in these graphics.

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Hyperallergic. Spring 2023. Magazine Spreads. DART 301. Typography for Web and Print. Designs by Ben Ace.
Art Magazine Spreads

Spring 2023 — DART 301: Typography || As an exercise in making design choices that create a typographic hierarchy, I had to design these magazine spreads using an article chosen by the professor and include all four images and their captions.

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Late Night La Salle. Brand & Social Media Style Guide.
Late Night La Salle — Brand Style Guide

Late Night La Salle is a twice-weekly event series put on by La Salle University's Campus Activities Center. I created this Brand & Social Media Style Guide as an exercise in branding during my time as a graphic designer for the department.

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Trans Rights Walk Out

Spring 2023 – DART 268: Digital Photography | In response to a record number of anti-trans bills just a few months into 2023, students from Philadelphia high schools staged a walk out and marched from City Hall to the school district admin building, demanding their safety concerns be heard. I attended the walk out to capture photos of the event for my final project for a photography class.

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Graphic that says "DART 268: Intro to Photography Portfolio" on top of a black and white photo of a cloudy sky. At the bottom of the photo is the top branches of a bare tree, and above the text is a bird flying.
DART 268: Intro to Photography Portfolio

Spring 2023 – DART 268: Digital Photography || Throughout the semester, I captured photos demonstrating basic concepts of photography related to perspective, motion, composition, and more. This is a partial collection of photos from this intro to digital photography course.

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Typographic Portraits

Spring 2023 – DART 301: Typography || Using as little supporting imagery as possible, I had to pick from a list of prompts and design a graphic that displayed my name in a way that conveyed that prompt's meaning. The purpose of the exercise was to explore how typography choices can tell just as much of a story as the words they're displaying.

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Personal Brand Sheet

Building off an assignment from my digital arts coursework, I developed this style sheet for reference and to explain how I represent my personal brand.

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Image of four illustrated succulent plants, each of a different type of plant with a different color scheme and different name on each pot.
Succulent Door Decs

Spring 2023 || As a Resident Assistant, every semester we create name tags, or door decs for our residents. This semester I wanted something "springy" that wouldn't feel out of place going up in January, so I came up with these plant illustrations for my residents.

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Comic Sound Effect Door Decs

Fall 2022 || As a Resident Assistant, every semester we create name tags, or door decs for our residents. This semester, our staff decided on a Marvel theme for the building. I chose to design my hallway around Miles Morales and designed these comic style sound effect door decs for my residents.

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Explorientation Brunch Tickets

Summer 2022 For the first day of move-in weekend, the Office of Orientation and Dining Services needed physical tickets to give to families who were helping move their students onto campus. As an orientation leader, I worked with my supervisor and Dining Services to plan an effective way of giving families enough time to bring… Read More »Portfolio

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Color Theory Mandalas

Fall 2021 – Color Theory (DART 215) For my final project in color theory, I had to design line art for a mandala using Adobe Illustrator then color it in three different ways using three different color palettes—one split complementary, one analogous, and one monochromatic. 

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Photo of a hard cover of With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo. The book sits in the crook of a tree trunk and a branch. In the background, a forest and a stream are blurry but visible.
Bookstagram Photos

2020-2021 During the height of the pandemic in 2020, I turned to Bookstagram to stay connected with others while most of my free time was spent indoors reading. When the weather warmed up, I began taking books with me on walking trails around town and found plenty of spots to use as backgrounds for bookish… Read More »Portfolio

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