Podcast Coloring Book

Podcast Coloring Book

Loud Speakers Network and State Farm created a special edition 8-episode podcast, Color Full Lives, geared toward people of color looking for advice on how to get started or advance on their dream careers. Hosts Angela YeeTatiana King Jones, and Francheska Medina offer their perspectives on the fields of Entertainment, Tech, and Wellness. The podcast touches on many areas of life and feels like a candid conversation between friends.

This coloring book was commissioned as a wrap gift for those who worked on the podcast, as well as a gift for select listeners. I listened to episodes of the podcast to find quotes, relevant themes, and inspiration for activity pages. With the exception of the Color Full Lives logo on the cover, I created all of the illustrations. The piece has a finished size of 8.5"x11", expertly printed and saddle-stitched by Radix Media, a worker-owned union print shop.

Coloring & Activity Book, cover and select spreads 

Art of the People Website

Art of the People Website

GetManu.com showcases the vibrant art collection of photographer Manu Sassoonian. Manu's collection centers on Haitian paintings, with additions in African sculpture and Huichole art. I kept the design clean and minimal to allow the art to capture eyes as it does so well.

Manu Sassoonian: "When I decided to have a website I had no clear ideas as to how it would take shape. All I had was a collection of images. I am very happy that Maya built a wonderful site by combining images from my stock agency, my iPad, and proverbial shoe boxes, into well organized sections including a shop."

Mobile Homepage

Desktop Homepage

Pore over the collection at GetManu.

La Mer Branding & Website

La Mer Branding & Website

La Mer is the site of Meredith Spratt, a Holistic Health Coach who has a lot of insight and inspiration to share in different forms, including writing and art. I was inspired by her moniker, La Mer, "the ocean," and designed the site so that the posts fill the depths of the ocean. The feather logo carries the influences of sacred geometry and the yin yang, while suggesting flight and perpetual motion.

Meredith Spratt: "Working with Maya on the creation of my website was an extremely satisfying experience. Maya took the time to really listen to the vision I had for my site, and then was able to bring it to life! Her artistic abilities are one-of-a-kind. She welcomed me to contact her at any time during the process with questions or comments regarding ideas I had, and worked patiently and respectfully with me. Truthfully, the essence I was hoping to capture with the website was made doable because of Maya! I am forever grateful to have crossed paths with her."

La Mer Logo

La Mer Website Branding 

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Desktop Homepage

For more dive into La Mer.

Manic Panic Branding & Photography

Manic Panic Branding & Photography

Manic Panic is a hair color brand with punk roots, celebrity clients, and a global presence. I created the branding for a new line of pastel colors called Creamtones. I hand-lettered the logotype to give that creamy, dreamy feel. I also shot some original photography of trending looks featuring Manic Panic cosmetics, glitter, and accessories.

Fun Fact: The first time I dyed my hair I used Manic Panic in Shocking Blue.

 

Creamtones Logotype

 

Logotype on the iconic product packaging in knockout type

 

Creamtones model shot which I photo edited. Photo by Jesse Untracht-Oakner

 

Press for the Creamtones in NYLON magazine

 

Photography I shot for Manic Panic:

Vilde Mekhaye CD Design

Vilde Mekhaye CD Design

Vilde Mekhaye ("Wild Ecstasy") is a vibrant, energetic explosion of Yiddish-language Klezmer music by Tony-award nominated Eleanor Reissa, Grammy-award winning Frank London, and The Klezmer Brass Allstars. The CD design incorporates psychedelic imagery from the MoMA-recognized Joshua Light Show. The CD release celebration was an incendiary performance at Joe's Pub, which was truly unforgettable. Have a look and a listen.

Eleanor Reissa: "Everyone loves the CD cover. It makes me feel kind of happy when I listen to the music tracks and look at the cd cover, it fits. xo"

CD Sleeve Design

CD Design

Listen to "Jenke" the single from Vilde Mekhaye (opens in a new window)

Poster Design for "KEEP"

Poster Design for "KEEP"

KEEP is an original play by Francesca Pazniokas, produced by Wide Eyed Productions. Informed by true life experiences, KEEP tells a story of hoarding, sisterhood, and family trauma. For the design, I first read the whole play so that I could bring in appropriate items and themes. I then staged a box with some relevant objects and photographed it. Then working digitally I brought in more objects, piled them impossibly high, and digitally manipulated the whole scene in a painterly chiaroscuro style.

Francesca Pazniokas: "I so appreciated how the design ties in all these little plot points (the postcards, the lamp, the receipt, the dead plant, the records, etc.). It looks great--as does the back of the postcard. Thank you for a thoughtful and fun design!"

Postcard Front

Postcard Back

Poster Design

Design on Indiegogo

 

Artist Website for Shelton Lindsay

Artist Website for Shelton Lindsay

Shelton Lindsay is a fantastically prolific artist whose creative works span a wide range of forms. Shelton needed a website that displayed this in a clear, organized way, while also brimming with bold, beautiful style. I'm a fan of Shelton as a performer and a person and was only too happy to create this site: www.sheltonlindsay.com

Shelton Lindsay: "Working with Maya Eilam was an artistic delight. Not only is she an exceptionally efficient web designer, she is also creative and talented, translating thoughts and desires into functional pages and layouts."

Mobile Homepage

Desktop Homepage

Writing Page

Photography Page

Press Page

For more, see www.sheltonlindsay.com.

Magic Forest Typeface

Magic Forest Typeface

Magic Forest is a high-resolution photographic typeface I created from real plant bits I picked off a bush. My love of both nature walks and letterforms combined in this personal project. If you'd like to use this font, please contact me.

 
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Hartley House Website

Hartley House Website

Hartley House is a nonprofit organization serving Hell's Kitchen since 1897. They needed a new website that would be easy for people of all ages to use and that would work well on mobile devices. Hartley House's Creative Director, Amanda Lynch, needed to be able to maintain the site moving forward.

My solution was to create a new, responsive website using Squarespace. I met with Amanda during the process to teach her how to use the software. We built pages together. I worked with her to ensure that she could maintain and update the site herself.

Amanda Lynch, Creative Director: "The website is going GREAT! It is still easy and fun to use. We have only heard positive feedback regarding the website renovation!"

 

Desktop Homepage

 

Mobile Homepage

 

For more, visit the Hartley House site.