BRAND DESIGN, WEB DESIGN, ART DIRECTION, STRATEGY
After my first Black Feast dinner, I went on to create Black Feast’s brand design. I created our website, and designed brand materials that would capture Black Feast’s unique story of food, creativity, and social impact.
Black Feast is a culinary event that celebrates Black artists and writers through food, featured by Vogue, The New York Times, and other spaces. Black Feast was founded by Salimatu Amabebe, a Nigerian-American chef and artist. I joined Salimatu in the Fall of 2018 to lead the design of Black Feast across our brand and web system. As Co-Head I also plan and run Black Feast events alongside Salimatu.
Establish the Black Feast visual system across brand and web,
WHAT I DID
I art directed the Black Feast brand and web experience, and have continued to host Black Feast experiences alongside Salimatu in cities across the country. We've had the pleasure to work with artists such as Jamila Woods, Madison McFerrin, Jayy Dodd, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Amenta Abioto, and others. Amidst the 2020 uprisings we created Love Letters, a project that partnered with brands to create care packages that were distributed to hundreds of Black community members for free across Portland, OR and Berkeley, CA for eight weekends in a row. We also created Altar of Black Life, an art project that asked Black community members to add photos of their family to an altar created in Berkeley, CA.