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Snail Mail, 2022

Snail Mail, 2022 | Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Ilford Delta 3200

Natural Velvet, 2021

Natural Velvet, 2021 | Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Portra 400

Al Rogers Jr., 2019

Al Rogers Jr., 2019 | Digital Photography | Canon 5D Mark III

Ami Dang, 2022

Ami Dang, 2022 | Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak Gold 200

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About Micah

Baltimore City

Micah Wood's picture
Micah E. Wood (He/Him) is a Photographer & Musician based out of Baltimore, MD. His portrait photography flows with the vibrancy of the Baltimore music scene. Exploding with color, the work builds a sense of belonging and intimacy to the subject that can only be achieved by a thorough understanding of the specialness and sense of place in Baltimore. His portrait work from 2012-2016 culminated in his book ‘Features’, in which Micah turns his gaze adoringly on his favorite artists. Over the past... more

Musician Portraits, 2022

The motivation for my musician portraits is always to capture the bands/artists the way they want to be seen. I was disheartened to hear that magazines and photographers would often ask bands to dress up or pose in a way that would better “fit their music." As a photographer and musician myself, that doesn't feel right to me. The best work I've ever created comes from collaboration, which is what I strive for.

Cadeem LaMarr
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore Rapper/Producer Cadeem LaMarr.

Ami Dang
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore ambient artist Ami Dang's new album 'The Living World’s Demands,' out now via Leaving Records.

Austin Gladney
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Ilford Delta 3200
Promotional photos for Louisana-based ambiant artist Austin Gladney.

Bartees Strange
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for DC-based rock musician Bartees Strange's new album 'Farm To Table,' out now via 4AD Records.

Snail Mail
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Photos of Baltimore indie rock musician Snail Mail for Baltimore Magazine's February 2022 Issue
Article: 'Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan Skyrockets to Indie Stardom'
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MEGAFAUNA
Digital Photograph | Canon R5
Promotional photos for Baltimore experimental indie pop musician Megafauna's new album 'The Betrayal of Bees & Wasps,' out now.

Not Charles
Digital Photograph | Canon R5
Promotional photos for Baltimore producer Not Charles.

Eyas
Digital Photograph | Canon R5
Promotional photos for Baltimore noise pop musician Eyas' new single "Object Permanence," out now.

Pianos Become The Teeth
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Lomography Redscale XR 50-200
Promotional photos for Baltimore rock band Piano Become The Teeth's new album 'Drift,' out now via Epitaph Records.

Ezra Furman
Digital Photograph | Canon R5
Photos of indie rock musician Ezra Furman for Under The Radar's November 2022 Issue (Issue #70)
Arti
cle: 'My Favorite Movie with Sharon Van Etten & Ezra Furman'
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  • Cadeem LaMarr, 2022

    Promotional photos for Baltimore Artist Cadeem LaMarr | Camera | Mamiya 7II (Medium Format) Film | Kodak Portra 400
  • Ami Dang, 2022

    Ami Dang, 2022 | Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak Gold 200
  • Bartees Strange, 2022

    Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Portra 400
  • Snail Mail, 2022

    Snail Mail photographed for Baltimore Magazine's article 'Girl Wonder: Snail Mail's Lindsey Jordan Skyrockets to Indie Stardom' February 2022 | Camera | Mamiya RZ67 (Medium Format) Film | Portra 400
  • MEGAFAUNA, 2022

    Promotional photo for Baltimore artist MEGAFAUNA's album 'The Betrayal of Bees & Wasps' | Digital Photograph | Canon R5
  • NotCharles, 2022

    Digital Photograph | Canon R5
  • Eyas, 2022

    Promotional photos for Baltimore Artist Eyas' single "Object Permanence" | Digital Photograph | Canon R5
  • Pianos Become The Teeth, 2022

    Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Lomography Redscale XR 50-200
  • Ezra Furman, 2022

    Ezra Furman photographed for Under The Radar's 'My Favorite Movie' Issue #70 November 2022 | Digital Photograph | Canon R5

Landscapes (2013-2023)

Assorted landscape photos taken over the last decade. Landscape photos are my moment for silence. I search for the quietest moments I can find.

Photos taken in Iceland, Baltimore, Richmond, Ohio, Scotland, London, & France

Album Covers

I love Photographing/Art Directing album covers. No matter how many times people say "don't judge a book by it's cover" they do. Representing an album's sounds and words through its cover is both eye catching as it is important. One of the main reasons I started collecting records as a kid was their album covers. These are a collection of covers I've done for Baltimore bands from DIY to major label.

Joy Postell - 'Diaspora'

Photography & Art Direction: Micah E. Wood
Art Direction & Production Assistant: Corynne Ostermann
Graphic Design: Christopher J. Chester
Lighting Design: Lauren Castellana
MUA: Angel Jones
Stylist: Keepers Vintage
Plant Provided by B. Willow
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Ed Schrader's Music Beat - 'Nightclub Daydreaming'
Carpark Records

Photography, Editing, & Art Direction: Micah E. Wood
Lighting Design: Lauren Castellana
Wardrobe, Prop, & Set Design: Suzanne Gold + Allison Crowley
Graphic Design: Erin Nutsugah
MUA: Kotic Couture & AMNESIA
Production Assistant: Corynne Ostermann
Location: Trip’s Bar, Baltimore, Maryland
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Eyas - "Object Permanence"

Photography & Art Direction: Micah E. Wood
Graphic Design: Christopher J. Chester
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Peach Face - 'DIRT'

Photography & Art Direction: Micah E. Wood
Graphic Design: Christopher J. Chester
Polaroid: Charlie Mahoney
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Super City - 'Santuary'

Photography & Art Direction: Micah E. Wood
Art Direction, Set Design, & Styling: Corynne Ostermann
Graphic Design: Christopher J. Chester
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Micah E. Wood - Self Titled

Photography & Art Direction: Micah E. Wood
Graphic Design: Christopher J. Chester
Stylist: Al Rogers Jr.
Production Assistant: Corynne Ostermann
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Eyas - "Circling"

Photography & Art Direction: Micah E. Wood
Graphic Design: Christopher J. Chester
Photo Manipulation: Ronin Wood
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  • Joy Postell - 'Diaspora' Album Cover

    Diaspora is the debut record of Baltimore soul singer Joy Postell. The album which centers around the history of Black America and Black Consciousness explores these concepts through an influential jazz lens. Diaspora visually embodies itself as a black hair product, paying homage to black hair product advertising of the ’60s, ’70s, and ’80s.
  • Ed Schrader's Music Beat - ‘Nightclub Daydreaming’ Album Cover

    After turning heads with the densely orchestrated Riddles, produced by Dan Deacon, the Baltimore-based duo Ed Schrader’s Music Beat have given us another giant leap forward with their fourth record Nightclub Daydreaming. The whiplash-inducing stylistic shifts between aggressive noise rock and operatic gloom pop that have become the band’s trademark have given way to a single aesthetic that fuses both impulses. On Nightclub Daydreaming, menace teems just below the surface as propulsive, stark arrangements leave space that Schrader fills with strident, reverb-soaked narration.
  • Eyas - 'Object Permanence' Single Cover

    Eyas' newest track, "Object Performance", is a glorious ode to fleeting memory. It begins with a big drum solo counting off a disorienting track that feels entirely locked into the now and slipping quickly through the sands of time. Her voice floats around and around playfully toying with the music which hints at everything from late 70's R & B to Broadcast to Melody’s Echo Chamber. It's a dreamy endeavor that you can easily get lost in. 
  • Peach Face - 'Dirt' EP Cover

    On May 28th, Baltimore-based artist Alison Ramírez, also known as Peach Face, released her debut EP, "DIRT." The EP features singles such as “Grilled Cheese” and “Lady Bird," with her latest track being “Dirt Boy,” featuring NotCharles. Even in the EP's relaxed, lo-fi pop atmosphere, Ramírez details solemn verses about the feeling of longing for someone and uncertainty. This theme is especially prevalent in the final track, “Basement Show.”
  • Super City - 'Sanctuary' Album Cover

    The band’s second full-length record, Sanctuary, shows off their staying power. Its 10 sensational songs are the kind of rock-star-worthy anthems and power ballads that just don’t get made anymore, featuring searing guitar solos, all-out soprano vocals, thunder-and-lightning drums, and full-blown shimmering fun.
  • Micah E. Wood - Self Titled Album Cover

    In a world of bravado and swagger, Micah E. Wood’s unapologetically heart-on-his-sleeve music is a breath of fresh air. But where the local troubadour once sang about new relationships, unrequited romance, and the trials and tribulations of dating in modern times, his new self-titled record is a love letter to himself.

Features, 2012-2016

Features is a collection of band portaits taken over a four year span. The motivation for this project was to capture the bands that I love in a way that they loved. I was disheartened to hear that magazines and photographers would often ask bands to dress up or pose in a way that would better “fit their music." As a photographer and musician myself, that seemed wrong to me. I imagined that the best work would come from a collobaration between myself and the bands. So, I reached out to my favorite bands, close and far, and the results were fantastic! The photos were beautiful and the bands were happy with the way they were being represented.

-Features was released in May 26, 2016 after a succesful crowd funded Kickstarter campaign raising $6,200 to cover production costs.
-The book is 200 pages and features portriats of over 60 bands photographed by Micah between 2012 and 2016.

Features features photos of 83 Cutlass, Abdu Ali, Adam Lempel & the Heartbeats, Amanda Glasser, Basement Rap, Butch Dawson, Charly Bliss,Chester Endersby Gwazda , Chiffon, DaikonDaikon, Dan Deacon, Dangerous Ponies, Dead Mellotron, Dustin Wong, Edward Lasher, Everybody Yay, Fat Tony, Fun., Future Islands, Genevieve, Gold Motel, Great Minds, The Hush Sound, Infinite Honey, Islands, Jack Martin, Jacober, Jessica Lea Mayfield, Joey Cook and The Party Raddlers, La Gholson, Le Swish, Little Smoke, My Son Bison, Natural Velvet, Other Colors, Outer Spaces, Pianos Become The Teeth, Peals, Po Po, Rap Dragons, The Sea Life, Secret Mountains, Slipper, SMLH, The Snails, Soft Cat, Spank Rock, Spook Houses, Sri Aurobindo, The Sterling Sisters, Stoopbaby Mo, TT The Artist, Us and Us Only, The Visions, Weekends , White Laces, Wind and Window Flower, Wing Dam, Zaiah Burke

BEST PHOTOBOOK 2016 - CITY PAPER 
Baltimore, Maryland

Displayed at Open Space's Prints and Multiples Fair 2017 
Baltimore, Maryland

Displayed at 7th Annual Zine & Photo Book Fair 2017 
New York

Baltimore Musicians (2020-2021)

The motivation for my musician portraits is always to capture the bands/artists the way they want to be seen. I was disheartened to hear that magazines and photographers would often ask bands to dress up or pose in a way that would better “fit their music." As a photographer and musician myself, that doesn't feel right to me. The best work I've ever created comes from collaboration, which is what I strive for.

Butch Dawson
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore rapper Butch Dawson.

Bobbi Rush
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore r&b/soul singer Bobbi Rush.

COLLINS
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore electronic artist COLLINS'  EP 'Entity Relation,' out now via Leaving Records.

John Tyler
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore rock/soul musician John Tyler's EP 'Free Spirit,' out now.

Adjective Animal
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie rock band Adjective Animal's album 'America's Got Talons,' out now.

Chiffon
Digital Photograph | Canon R5
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie pop band Chiffon.

Manners Manners
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie rock band Manners Manners.

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie pop musician Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.

Kotic Couture
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore rapper/DJ Kotic Couture.

Jupiter Rex
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie psych pop band Jupiter Rex.

Baltimore Musicians, 2019

The motivation for my musician portraits is always to capture the bands/artists the way they want to be seen. I was disheartened to hear that magazines and photographers would often ask bands to dress up or pose in a way that would better “fit their music." As a photographer and musician myself, that doesn't feel right to me. The best work I've ever created comes from collaboration, which is what I strive for.

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Ilford Delta 3200
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie pop musician Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.

Abdu Ali
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore electronic musician/writer Abdu Ali.

Butch Dawson & Basement Rap
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Basement Rap.

Rovo Monty
Digital Photograph | Canon 5D Mark III
Promotional photos for Baltimore r&b/pop singer Rovo Monty.

Al Rogers Jr.
Digital Photograph | Canon 5D Mark III
Promotional photos for Baltimore rapper/singer/stylist Al Rogers Jr.

Ex Hex
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Photos of DC rock band Ex Hex for SheShred's May 2019 Issue (Issue #17)
Article: 'Ex Hex and Their New Work Hinges On Creativity and Trust'
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Proper Nouns
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie rock band Proper Nouns.

Mateyo
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore r&b singer/producer/DJ Mateyo.

Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon
Medium Format Film | Mamiya RZ67 | Ilford Delta 3200
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie pop musician Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon.

Modern Nomad
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Fuji Pro 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore psych rock band Modern Nomad.

Baltimore Musicians, 2018

The motivation for my musician portraits is always to capture the bands/artists the way they want to be seen. I was disheartened to hear that magazines and photographers would often ask bands to dress up or pose in a way that would better “fit their music." As a photographer and musician myself, that doesn't feel right to me. The best work I've ever created comes from collaboration, which is what I strive for.

Abdu Ali
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore electronic musician/writer Abdu Ali.

Snail Mail
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Photos of Baltimore indie rock band Snail Mail for SheShred's June, 2018 Issue (Issue #14)
Article: 'Snail Mail’s Lindsey Jordan On Ride or Die Gear, B-More and Dreamy Lambos'
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Surf Harp
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore indie rock band Surf Harp's album 'Mr. Big Picture,' out now.

Albert Bagman
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore doom pop musician Albert Bagman.

Eyas
Digital Photograph | Canon R5
Promotional photos for Baltimore noise pop musician Eyas' single "Circling," out now.

Trillnatured
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore DJ Trillnatured.

Leveless
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Ilford Delta 3200
Promotional photos for Baltimore rock band Leveless' album 'Remind | Replace | Expire | Erase,' out now.

Bond St. District
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore rap band Bond St. District.

Abdu Ali
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore electronic musician/writer Abdu Ali.

Soul Cannon
Medium Format Film | Mamiya 7II | Kodak 400
Promotional photos for Baltimore experimental rap band Soul Cannon.

Micah E. Wood - Music

Born in the Tidewater of Virginia, a nice Jewish boy from a nice Jewish family, Micah E. Wood moved to Baltimore in 2009 and quickly entrenched himself in the art scene. Befriending and collaborating with musicians across genre, be it the wild and weird hip hop wordsmiths, seductive dance producers, or the roots players. Micah’s sound is deeply influenced by Baltimore’s musical communities, creating a sonic cholent, long-stewed in Charm City.

Micah E. Wood returns with a fun-filled EP soaked in pop hooks bolstered by musical contributions of Baltimore’s finest. A long-time collaborator in the highly potent Baltimore arts scene, his sound has taken new form on this record, leaning into his talent as a songwriter able to craft the catchiest of melodies out of even the most mundane subjects. The EP is a delightful rock record perfect for a bouncy walk around the park. You will hear some Lou Reed, some Regina Spektor, some Kevin Morby and a whole world of Baltimore on this one. So put on your walking shoes, pop in the ear buds, embrace the end of a sweltering summer with a 6-song EP that will keep you bouncing as the steps add up.

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“A prolific collaborator and charismatic performer, Wood has become a staple of the local music scene.“
-Baltimore Magazine, 2022

“Here, he emerges with six new nostalgia-tinged songs that feel like the fruits of his labors, evolving from the lovelorn lyrics and digi-pop melodies of his early work into some of his most expansive songwriting and versatile vocals yet—including his first true rock song, which draws inspiration from the likes of Lou Reed and Ramones.”
-Baltimore Magazine, 2022

“This is not your square grandparents' typical Xanadu or ABBA-odyssey but an updated vision of the polyester era through a dream machine lens captured in high def.“
-Week In Pop 2021

“Baltimore’s resident troubadour Micah E. Wood returns with a new single and love song we’ve been waiting for all along.”
-Baltimore Magaine 2020

“In a world of bravado and swagger, Micah E. Wood’s unapologetically heart-on-his-sleeve music is a breath of fresh air.”
-Baltimore Magaine 2019

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"Too High"  (Official Music Video)
Album: 'YOU ARE HERE'
Directed by Aaron Barlow
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Written, Performed, Produced by Micah E. Wood © 2020

Guest Vocals by Joseph Mulhollen
Guitar by Daniel Ryan
Bass by Ari Pluznik
Drums by Ian Viera
Mixed by Steve Wright at Wrightway Studios
Mastered by Nick Messite at The Old Quarry

"Day2Day (feat. Bobbi Rush)"  (Official Music Video)
Album: 'YOU ARE HERE'
Directed by Samantha Mitchell
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Written, Performed, Produced by Micah E. Wood © 2020

Guest Vocals by Joseph Mulhollen
Guitar by Daniel Ryan
Bass by Ari Pluznik
Drums by Ian Viera
Mixed by Mateyo at The Moose House
Mastered by Nick Messite at The Old Quarry

"Ring Ring"
Album: 'Ring Ring'
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Written, Performed by Micah E. Wood © 2022
Produced by Tom McLean

Guitar, Bass, Piano, Backing Vocals: Tom McLean
Violin: Yu-Ting Wu
Production: Tom McLean
Drums by Ian Vierra
Mixed & Mastered by Nick Messite at The Old Quarry

"Adderall"
Album: 'Ring Ring'
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Written, Performed, Produced by Micah E. Wood © 2022

Bass by Ari Pluznik
Choir by Jenna Balderson, Britt Olsen-Ecker,
Melissa Wimbish, and NAE
Vocal Sample by Isaiah Winters
Guitar by Tom McLean
Saxophone by David Diongue
Drums by Ian Vierra
Mixed & Mastered by Nick Messite at The Old Quarry

"2:30PM"
Album: 'Ring Ring'
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Written, Performed, Produced by Micah E. Wood © 2022

Bass by Morgan Spaner
Saxophone by David Diongue
Piano by Jon Birkholz
Drums by Ian Vierra
Vocal Sample by Isaiah Winters
Mixed & Mastered by Nick Messite at The Old Quarry

"Snow Cover"
Album: 'YOU ARE HERE'
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Written & Performed by Micah E. Wood © 2020
Produced & Arranged by Jon Birkholz

Bass by Ari Pluznik
Drums & BG Vocals by Tom McLean (Modern Nomad)
BG Vocals by Jenna Balderson (Eyas)
Violins by Yu-Ting Wu
Cello by Zack Branch
Mixed & Mastered by Nick Messite at The Old Quarry

"All About You (feat. Not Charles"
Album: 'YOU ARE HERE'
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Written, Performed by Micah E. Wood © 2020
Written, Produced & Arranged by Charlie Thompson

Backing Vocals by Emily A. Salinas
Mixed by Thomas McLean
Mastered by Nick Messite at The Old Quarry

'A Hanukkah EP'
Written & Performed by Micah E. Wood and Ari Pluznik © 2022

Produced by Micah E. Wood
Mixed & Mastered by Nick Messite at The Old Quarry

"Take It Slow"  (Official Music Video)
Album: 'Micah E. Wood'
Direct & Animated by Pauline Tomasi
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Written, Performed, Produced by Micah E. Wood © 2019
Co-Produced, Engineered, Mixing by Mateyo at Moosehouse Studios

Bass by Corynne Ostermann
Guitar by Tom McLean
Backing Vocals by Jenna Balderson
Addional Drums by Thomas Yewell
Additional Engineering by Andrew Russell
Mastered by Sarah Register

"Ghost"  (Official Music Video)
Album: 'Micah E. Wood'
Directed by Samantha Mitchell

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Written, Performed, Produced by Micah E. Wood © 2019
Co-Produced, Engineered, Mixing by Mateyo at Moosehouse Studios

Bass by Corynne Ostermann
Guitar by Tom McLean
Backing Vocals by Jenna Balderson
Addional Drums by Thomas Yewell
Audio Samples by Ronin Wood, Jessica Harllee, & Heda Hokschirr
Additional Engineering by Andrew Russell
Mastered by Sarah Register

Graphic Design Portfolio

I've used design as a way to communicate with my community via event rollouts, fundraising campaigns, branding for shows, and virtual concert experiences. Graphic Design should be accessible and convey information as clearly as possible for as many people as possible.

Most designs made during tener as Marketing Designer at Creative Alliance in the Highlandtown neighborhood of Baltimore, MD (2017-2022).

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