Graphic Design a poster for the johns hopkins university institute for nanobiotechnology annual symposium 2018 hanging in a frame on a wall

Research Symposium Promotion

Client: Johns Hopkins University

The Institute for NanoBioTechnology organizes an annual symposium to highlight the latest and greatest in ongoing science research. I designed marketing material for the event and provided a registration solution for their website.

Goal: Promote a symposium.

Delivered: Print advertising including posters, banners, flyers, name tags and an eight page program booklet.

Tools: Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Cinema4d.

program booklet for the johns hopkins university INBT annual symposium event agenda on a large board cinema 4d being used for poster layout and composition all the pages of the program for the 2018 annual JHU INBT symposium

Data Visualization

Client: Michael Bevan, PhD, and the Bevan Lab.

Just in time for Halloween. Demons, demons, everywhere. Maxwell's demon that is. Researcher Michael Bevan approached me with the question if I could use the simulation data that his lab gathers and turn it into stunning visuals. Challenge gladly accepted. And as per usual, a shout out to my collaborator Allan Doyle.

Goal: Spice up the look of research data.

Delivered: Animations to use as supplemental material with the research papers. Covers and general-use illustrations.

An illustration of a maze and a devil a birds eye view of a rod moving through a maze a close up of a rod moving through a maze a close up of a rod moving through a maze

The movement of the gold plated objects in the scenes is controlled by the object's response to light.


A single light is suspended above the maze. Through a unique blinking pattern a rod-shaped object is guided through the labyrinth.

Dance floor

In the second setup, each square in the tiled floor can light up. Beads are guided to capture and then transport a target.

Tools: Cinema4d, Thinking Particles, X-Particles, Photoshop, AfterEffects, Premiere.

sixty gold and glass spheres on a square grid surround on blue spehere gold and glass spheres moves in on a blue sphere

Ted-X Talk Graphics

Client: Hasini Jayatilaka, PhD

Hasini made a discovery that halts the spread of breast cancer in the body; a method coined the #HasiniEffect. Ted-X MidAtlantic invited her to share her story. She asked me to help her produce her presentation.

Goal: The best darn Ted-X Talk possible.

Involved: Graphics creation and story consulting including animation.

Watch: Hasini's talk on More than one million views!

Hasini on stage presenting at Ted-X Midatlantic in front of an image collage by Martin Rietveld #hasinieffect logo splash designed by Martin Rietveld for a Ted talk slide deck. hasini on stage in front of the #hasinieffect image splash hasini on stage with behind her an abstract image of cancer spreading an overview of the first sixteen frames of the ted-x talk of hasini jayatilaka designed and animated by martin rietveld
Graphic Design

Posters for the John Astin Theatre

Client: The John Astin Theatre

Actor John Astin leads the Theatre Arts And Studies program at Johns Hopkins University. I regularly design marketing material for their upcoming productions.

Goal: Fill theatre seats.

Designed: Print advertising design. Concept and execution including layout and illustration.

Symbols for money, sex, death, and drugs fly forward over the title This is Our Youth A silhouette of couple holding hands while a third person catches the eye of the lady. Bare legs walking on a beach. On them it reads Indian Summer by Gregory S. Moss. A woman screams as she is dragged over the floor into a safe.
Web development

Laboratory Website

Client: Popel laboratory

Alexander "Sasha" Popel, PhD. reached out after a previous client had referred me. Sasha runs the Systems Biology Laboratory, a successful operation with many years of research results. He wanted a destination on the internet that would succinctly show visitors what his lab is about.

Goal: A refresh of the online presence of the Systems Biology Laboratory.

Delivered: A custom designed and build theme. Content management solution using WordPress.

Tools: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Wordpress, Photoshop. Adobe XD.

The Popel Laboratory website presented on a mobile phone. The popel Laboratory website seen on a laptop. Photoshop sketches of different color versions of the Popel Laboratory website.