CHANTAL JAHCHAN


I am a graphic designer whose work ranges from print design and branding to art direction and web-based experiences. I’m currently finishing up my senior year at Washington University in St. Louis, and will be graduating in May with a BFA in Communication Design and a minor in writing. See what I’m currently up to as I complete my BFA Capstone.

Ever since I moved from Lebanon to the US when I was five years old, I have been interested in the ways that language can be both a barrier and a tool for communication. As a result, my work tends to be literature-driven with a focus on social and cultural discourse.

chantaljahchan@gmail.com

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FLOC Zine
on Adobe Live 
2018

FLOC is a zine designed to highlight, celebrate, and empower Female Leaders of Color.

The first issue focuses on the legacy of musician Erykah Badu, featuring an in-depth profile (A-Side) and an interview with Badu herself (B-Side).

Completed as part of the Adobe Live series on Graphic Design, streamed live from San Francisco on February 20-22, 2018.

︎ View on Behance

︎ Watch on YouTube


Simple Syrup Magazine
2016–2017

Simple Syrup is a student-run magazine at Washington University in St. Louis that aims to form the foundation for novel ideas about food and art through in-depth writing, crisp photography, and beautiful art.

Led the redesign of the magazine with Noah Baker. Co-director of design for Issues 02 and 03. Director of design for Issue 04.

* Semifinalist in Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2017
* Featured on Fonts In Use

︎︎︎ Issue 02
︎︎︎ Issue 03
︎ Issue 04
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10,000 Years
The Process of Designing Markers to Deter Inadvertent Human Intrusion into the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant 10,000 Years Into the Future
2017

In 1990, the US Department of Energy held a conference at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in New Mexico. A group of geologists, linguists, astrophysicists, architects, artists, and writers were tasked with devising a system to warn humans about the danger of this radioactive underground site. The catch? These humans would be alive 10,000 years from now.

More interesting than the implemented plan, however, were the various proposals conceived during the conference. This book documents the process of designing the marker system, both for curious individuals today and those in 10,000 years. The titling, sectioning, and indexing of the content, as well as the visual cues—folders, scanned documents, labels, printed spiral binding—are a nod to the US government’s documentation system.

Inspired by Episode 114: “Ten Thousand Years” of the podcast 99% Invisible, which I transcribed and edited. The written dialogue of the podcast is supplemented by photos, documents, and sketches that I collected and captioned.

* Featured in AIGA Member Gallery, Indesign Gallery, and Graphic Design Gallery on Behance
* Featured on Fonts In Use

︎ Process PDF 
︎ PDF on Issuu
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TypeDig 
2017

TypeDig is an app for designers and aspiring typomaniacs. With the snap of a photo, the app can identify a typeface and provide a wealth of information about it. A frequent TypeDig user would significantly increase their familiarity with typefaces, designers, foundries, and trends within the industry and beyond.

I designed this fictitious app because I wish something like it existed. On the web, I use resources like MyFonts’ forum, WhatTheFont, and a Google Chrome extension, Fontface Ninja, to identify typefaces I notice online. But when I’m out in the world and a typeface grabs my attention, I have no way of finding out what it is right away.

I imagine this app would be most useful for design students who are interested in typography but lack in-depth knowledge.

* Featured in AIGA Member Gallery, Adobe XD Gallery, and Interaction Gallery on Behance
* Featured on Fonts In Use
* Finalist in Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2017

︎ View on Behance
︎ Prototype video