Hunter
Thackham

+1 (248) 534-2082
email@hunterthackham.com

About Me

Hi! I’m an interdisciplinary graphic designer soon to graduate from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit. I most recently was interning with Katie at CCS’s Marketing Department working on our 2018 admission materials. Before that, I worked with Josh and Lisa at 'Who’s That' working on Detroit-based brands. Also, I have been working at CCS’s 'Imaging Center', our print shop, for the past few years. Last Summer, I stayed a month in the Netherlands as a part of 'De Program’.

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I should mention I'm currently looking for work/an internship. Wherever you are is fine, I love to travel.

Projects

2019

SHOUT TOGETHER

EXPERIENCE, UI/UX

Partner project with Dylan Magliocco. Participants could send messages through the megaphone from any location with our website.
Based on research of 4 randomly given chance-based artists, designers, and writers. Ranging from street artists, political movements, pop artists, and studios.
Did field research on 4 randomly chosen locations centered around multi-use. This included St Aubin Park Marina, Lincoln St Art Park, The Belt, and Russell Industrial Center.
A social media campaign was planned to inform our audience about our upcoming installation.
Livestreams were done through Instagram allowing participants to hear what they and others typed.
Two live streams took place, March 1 and March 2 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. One at Dequindre Cut, the other at Lincoln St Art Park.
Prompts changed every 10 minutes, allowing a continuous stream of topic spanning many social and political topics.
The installation aimed to engage its environment. Messages participants sent would echo through the underpass pulling bystanders to join.
Final Presentation

2018

RUNNER DISPLAY

TYPEFACE, TEXTILE

RUNNER DISPLAY
Runner Display is an oblique display typeface, intended to be utilized for graphic impact and repetitive patterning.
Inspired by the typefaces Kino and Banco, soccer, and 1980s tech. Begun with hand drawings, then onto digital. Done in 2 months.
Foldable specimen poster featuring the 4 weights, uppercase, lowercase, and numbers packaged in screen-printed packaging.
Foldable specimen poster featuring the 4 weights, uppercase, lowercase, and numbers packaged in screen-printed packaging.
Foldable specimen poster featuring the 4 weights, uppercase, lowercase, and numbers packaged in screen-printed packaging.
To showcase the typeface, a knitted soccer scarf was created to represent a fictional team (Runners).
To showcase the typeface, a knitted soccer scarf was created to represent a fictional team (Runners).

2018

HAMTRAMCK

IDENTITY, RESEARCH

Fictional rebrand of Hamtramck done with Dylan Magliocco. Started with in-depth research of the community, both online and in-person. From our research, we created a book to reference for our identity.

The primary focus of our identity was to embrace the diversity and immigrant-welcoming culture that has always been central to Hamtramck. Each brand touchpoint is careful to include multiple languages and a friendly tone of voice.
Fictional rebrand of Hamtramck done with Dylan Magliocco. Started with in-depth research of the community, both online and in-person. From our research, we created a book to reference for our identity.

The primary focus of our identity was to embrace the diversity and immigrant-welcoming culture that has always been central to Hamtramck. Each brand touchpoint is careful to include multiple languages and a friendly tone of voice.
Fictional rebrand of Hamtramck done with Dylan Magliocco. Started with in-depth research of the community, both online and in-person. From our research, we created a book to reference for our identity.

The primary focus of our identity was to embrace the diversity and immigrant-welcoming culture that has always been central to Hamtramck. Each brand touchpoint is careful to include multiple languages and a friendly tone of voice.
Fictional rebrand of Hamtramck done with Dylan Magliocco. Started with in-depth research of the community, both online and in-person. From our research, we created a book to reference for our identity.

The primary focus of our identity was to embrace the diversity and immigrant-welcoming culture that has always been central to Hamtramck. Each brand touchpoint is careful to include multiple languages and a friendly tone of voice.
Fictional rebrand of Hamtramck done with Dylan Magliocco. Started with in-depth research of the community, both online and in-person. From our research, we created a book to reference for our identity.

The primary focus of our identity was to embrace the diversity and immigrant-welcoming culture that has always been central to Hamtramck. Each brand touchpoint is careful to include multiple languages and a friendly tone of voice.
Fictional rebrand of Hamtramck done with Dylan Magliocco. Started with in-depth research of the community, both online and in-person. From our research, we created a book to reference for our identity.

The primary focus of our identity was to embrace the diversity and immigrant-welcoming culture that has always been central to Hamtramck. Each brand touchpoint is careful to include multiple languages and a friendly tone of voice.

2018

DE PROGRAM

STUDY ABROAD, WORKSHOP

Created in collaboration with Emily Anderson. We created a digital interface inspired by the parallels between the Hague Market and online shopping methods of targeting customers. Recreated hand-drawn signs are triggered by facial recognition API and spring into the participant's view.
An installation based on the evolution of how the Hague Central Library (and most public libraries) are used. Now in a transitional state resembling oversized cafes, their volume is becoming an issue. Using Processing to detect audio levels the text grows and shrinks in response to the volume of the room this installation is placed.
ReProgram is an intense three-week international graphic design program that connects students with some of the best designers and design thinkers in the Netherlands. Based in Den Haag, the program is divided into two broad sessions each directed by internationally recognized Dutch designers Bob van Dijk (www.bobvandijk.com) and Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen (www.drawswords.studio).
ReProgram is an intense three-week international graphic design program that connects students with some of the best designers and design thinkers in the Netherlands. Based in Den Haag, the program is divided into two broad sessions each directed by internationally recognized Dutch designers Bob van Dijk (www.bobvandijk.com) and Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen (www.drawswords.studio).
ReProgram is an intense three-week international graphic design program that connects students with some of the best designers and design thinkers in the Netherlands. Based in Den Haag, the program is divided into two broad sessions each directed by internationally recognized Dutch designers Bob van Dijk (www.bobvandijk.com) and Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen (www.drawswords.studio).
ReProgram is an intense three-week international graphic design program that connects students with some of the best designers and design thinkers in the Netherlands. Based in Den Haag, the program is divided into two broad sessions each directed by internationally recognized Dutch designers Bob van Dijk (www.bobvandijk.com) and Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen (www.drawswords.studio).
ReProgram is an intense three-week international graphic design program that connects students with some of the best designers and design thinkers in the Netherlands. Based in Den Haag, the program is divided into two broad sessions each directed by internationally recognized Dutch designers Bob van Dijk (www.bobvandijk.com) and Rob van den Nieuwenhuizen (www.drawswords.studio).

2018

DETROIT WATER

RESEARCH, PUBLICATION

Research book and presentation of Detroit's Water status in collaboration with Eric Wilson. Encompasses topics of history, infrastructure, current events, usage, and future planning. IDEO research methods were utilized to produce a holistic look at Detroit's situation.
Research book and presentation of Detroit's Water status in collaboration with Eric Wilson. Encompasses topics of history, infrastructure, current events, usage, and future planning. IDEO research methods were utilized to produce a holistic look at Detroit's situation.
Research book and presentation of Detroit's Water status in collaboration with Eric Wilson. Encompasses topics of history, infrastructure, current events, usage, and future planning. IDEO research methods were utilized to produce a holistic look at Detroit's situation.
Research book and presentation of Detroit's Water status in collaboration with Eric Wilson. Encompasses topics of history, infrastructure, current events, usage, and future planning. IDEO research methods were utilized to produce a holistic look at Detroit's situation.
Research book and presentation of Detroit's Water status in collaboration with Eric Wilson. Encompasses topics of history, infrastructure, current events, usage, and future planning. IDEO research methods were utilized to produce a holistic look at Detroit's situation.
Research book and presentation of Detroit's Water status in collaboration with Eric Wilson. Encompasses topics of history, infrastructure, current events, usage, and future planning. IDEO research methods were utilized to produce a holistic look at Detroit's situation.

2018

72 HOURS OF
CRAIGSLIST

DATA VIS., MOTION

In an effort to begin to understand the hidden economy of Craigslist, this motion data portrait was created. Seller data was collected manually through the "for sale" section of detroit.craigslist.org. All ads were within the 5 miles radius stemming from the zip code, 48226.
Also included in the data are Hamtramck, and Windsor. The 5 miles radius reaches the southwest limits, Highland Park, and Grosse Point. All ads that were posted February 4, 5, 6 were documented.
The piece's aesthetics embrace some of the unapologetic design of Craigslist. Being a platform built by its community and not the creators. By highlighting representative ads and using default styling, the piece steps itself out of the spotlight and focuses on the data.

2018

FOUNDATIONS

CONCEPT, RESEARCH

More coming soon...

2017

GRIDLIFE

IDENTITY, MOTION

Fictional rebrand. Based on research of the eccentric styling of automotive ‘drifting’ and electronic music at the festival. Bright colors, bold type, and a dynamic checkered flag made with Javascript or Cinema 4D. Printed onto a flag incase it was not already meta enough.
Fictional rebrand. Based on research of the eccentric styling of automotive ‘drifting’ and electronic music at the festival. Bright colors, bold type, and a dynamic checkered flag made with Javascript or Cinema 4D. Printed onto a flag incase it was not already meta enough.

2017

BRIGHTMOOR
DEMOLITIONS

INSTALLATION, DATA VIS.

Interactive installation created with Eric Wilson.

Brightmoor Detroit is a neighborhood on the far northwest border of the city, and a symbol for how Detroit is imagined internationally, the neighborhood is broken and neglected. In an attempt to insert our voice into a larger issue, this interactive installation was created. While some may see demolishing housing as creating a blank canvas, it's never that simple.

To represent how a neighborhood needs its community we created an array representing bricks, homes, addresses, Jenga pieces, etc. Each home is contingent on its neighbors, each relying on each other for support. The Detroit Open Data Portal provided the data that drives the timing of demolitions. A ticker counts down, demolishing real homes that are gone. But, the user has the opportunity to speak up and take the role of a leader and save the homes.

To represent how a neighborhood needs its community we created an array representing bricks, homes, addresses, Jenga pieces, etc. Each home is contingent on its neighbors, each relying on each other for support. The Detroit Open Data Portal provided the data that drives the timing of demolitions. A ticker counts down, demolishing real homes that are gone. But, the user has the opportunity to speak up and take the role of a leader and save the homes.

2017

826 PLUS SUM

IDENTITY

Created for the citizens of Toledo, 826 Plus Sum aims to reinvent resale shopping. Usually, a cold, unpleasant experience, Plus Sum's Bright orange, and silly type finds the happy medium between humanist and polished.

The primary mechanism of Plus Sum is every item is given an overly literal meme-like name. Customers are encouraged to create word combinations by taking two halves of two products to create a new name. If the name is logical, and the item can be found in the store, that item is free. This serves many purposes, primarily a fun way of saving, but also the tool for how the names are generated and continually reinvented.

The primary mechanism of Plus Sum is every item is given an overly literal meme-like name. Customers are encouraged to create word combinations by taking two halves of two products to create a new name. If the name is logical, and the item can be found in the store, that item is free. This serves many purposes, primarily a fun way of saving, but also the tool for how the names are generated and continually reinvented.

Plus Sum's identity needed to match its unique model. There are three symbols; the triangle, rectangle, and semi-circle. A representation of basic math, these continually reinforce the idea of A + B = C. The identity avoids a static logo and instead reinvents these three symbols throughout its materials, keeping itself fresh just like the silly names.

Plus Sum's identity needed to match its unique model. There are three symbols; the triangle, rectangle, and semi-circle. A representation of basic math, these continually reinforce the idea of A + B = C. The identity avoids a static logo and instead reinvents these three symbols throughout its materials, keeping itself fresh just like the silly names.

2016

POLLUTION
MONITOR

UI/UX

The monitor is designed to provide for anybody that desires info of the air, noise, and light quality in their current zone. With the intentions to be used intermittently throughout the day, the design favors quick navigation, intuitive controls and clear vocabulary to remove the clutter that is commonplace of scientific content. Unmistakable colors vibrate and relax in correlation with the danger levels the user is currently experiencing.
The monitor is designed to provide for anybody that desires info of the air, noise, and light quality in their current zone. With the intentions to be used intermittently throughout the day, the design favors quick navigation, intuitive controls and clear vocabulary to remove the clutter that is commonplace of scientific content. Unmistakable colors vibrate and relax in correlation with the danger levels the user is currently experiencing.
The monitor is designed to provide for anybody that desires info of the air, noise, and light quality in their current zone. With the intentions to be used intermittently throughout the day, the design favors quick navigation, intuitive controls and clear vocabulary to remove the clutter that is commonplace of scientific content. Unmistakable colors vibrate and relax in correlation with the danger levels the user is currently experiencing.
The monitor is designed to provide for anybody that desires info of the air, noise, and light quality in their current zone. With the intentions to be used intermittently throughout the day, the design favors quick navigation, intuitive controls and clear vocabulary to remove the clutter that is commonplace of scientific content. Unmistakable colors vibrate and relax in correlation with the danger levels the user is currently experiencing.

2016

UFO BOOK

PUBLICATION

A redesign of The Scientific Study of UFOs. Beginning with plain text, this publication was developed in 6 weeks. The book features diagrams, images, tables, and firsthand reports of UFO occurrences. Heavy influence was taken from classified government documents, the type is scratched-out, columns overlap, and printed black and white. With its harsh, gritty tone, the book begins to resemble the chaotic, grainy images featured within.
A redesign of The Scientific Study of UFOs. Beginning with plain text, this publication was developed in 6 weeks. The book features diagrams, images, tables, and firsthand reports of UFO occurrences. Heavy influence was taken from classified government documents, the type is scratched-out, columns overlap, and printed black and white. With its harsh, gritty tone, the book begins to resemble the chaotic, grainy images featured within.
A redesign of The Scientific Study of UFOs. Beginning with plain text, this publication was developed in 6 weeks. The book features diagrams, images, tables, and firsthand reports of UFO occurrences. Heavy influence was taken from classified government documents, the type is scratched-out, columns overlap, and printed black and white. With its harsh, gritty tone, the book begins to resemble the chaotic, grainy images featured within.
A redesign of The Scientific Study of UFOs. Beginning with plain text, this publication was developed in 6 weeks. The book features diagrams, images, tables, and firsthand reports of UFO occurrences. Heavy influence was taken from classified government documents, the type is scratched-out, columns overlap, and printed black and white. With its harsh, gritty tone, the book begins to resemble the chaotic, grainy images featured within.
A redesign of The Scientific Study of UFOs. Beginning with plain text, this publication was developed in 6 weeks. The book features diagrams, images, tables, and firsthand reports of UFO occurrences. Heavy influence was taken from classified government documents, the type is scratched-out, columns overlap, and printed black and white. With its harsh, gritty tone, the book begins to resemble the chaotic, grainy images featured within.
A redesign of The Scientific Study of UFOs. Beginning with plain text, this publication was developed in 6 weeks. The book features diagrams, images, tables, and firsthand reports of UFO occurrences. Heavy influence was taken from classified government documents, the type is scratched-out, columns overlap, and printed black and white. With its harsh, gritty tone, the book begins to resemble the chaotic, grainy images featured within.