Judah Oechsle

I’m a designer and illustrator currently living in Austin, Texas. I graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Graphic Design from Indiana Wesleyan University. Since then I have worked in marketing, coffee, and the world of freelance design. My main goal is to connect graphic design and social consciousness in my creations, and create meaningful relationships.


The Trevor Waite Collection

In an attempt to utilize new design research methods, I created abstract logos to represent a good friend of mine.

I met Trevor my sophomore year of college and immediately knew I wanted to be his friend. He was on the basketball team and he lived in my hall, so I got to know him slowly over his first year on campus. Trevor let me use him as my muse for a project and allowed me to learn more about him by talking to those closest to him, sending out surveys to classmates, and documenting his day to day life.

In the end, I created three abstract icons to represent his luminosity, steadiness, and pure hearted nature. I paired them with three pictures that his fiancé had taken of his favorite places and presented them with a full explanation of the logos and quotes from his friends and family.

Photos provided by Raegan Waite.

Monday Nov 5 2018