This giving season, W+K is donating to nine Portland nonprofits near and dear to its employees over nine days. For the representation of this effort, nine studio designers volunteered to create wrapping paper designs celebrating the chosen charities. I participated as one of the volunteers for the organization, Bark, a group that works to restore and preserve Mt. Hood National Forest.
We were asked to photo-document the process for making the designs. For the approach, I started out by going for a hike in the woods to collect assorted leaves and bark. The pencil rubbing technique were made from the collected leaves, scanned, and arranged into a repeating pattern with a gold color selection applied to the graphite texture. The tree bark was spray painted white, then photographed in the studio and applied layered in an additional repeating pattern.