Explorations in various stages of completion, that were created while living on the rural coast of Maine.
I love scraps, and I have a hard time throwing away all the little things that get produced when things are getting produced (negative space cut outs, little sketches, color test blotches in the margins). They often make their way into new work, but not always (see info page).
Eastport: Queerness in the Wild
Performance/presentation I put together as a goodbye and thank you to Eastport, Maine for the powerful two+ years I spent there.
Site-specific (and non site-specific) installations of various kinds.
Descriptions are at the bottom of each set of photos.
(Above) You Could Never Be Boring
I asked a bunch of women what phrases they found inspiring and motivational, and this is what they said. Some sample phrases: "you are a genius" "it's actually happening" "you go girl" "your ass looks amazing in those pants" Cut paper installation, installed in two locations: San Francisco, CA, May '12; Burlington, VT, December '13.
(Above) In the Trees
A tree becomes a treehouse. The Gardens at Lake Merritt, Oakland, CA. Shellacked cut paper and string, 2011
(Above) Everyday, Sometimes
Daily project and installation done in collaboration with Jen May.
September 2009-May 2011
(Above) Zine Mart
A collaboration between the Rock Paper Scissors Collective and the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive. 2009 Art Direction: Devon Kelley-Yurdin and Franklin Melendez. Graphics and promotional materials: Devon Kelley-Yurdin
I have worked in stop-motion animation, live-action video, and shadow puppetry, both creating assets and art directing.
Descriptions/Credits are at the bottom of each project set.
(Above) Live-Action: Office Drop
Live-action video for OfficeDrop. All assets were constructed out of corrugated cardboard and paper. 2011. Credits: Nick Markam/Brett Marty - Creative Direction Devon Kelley-Yurdin - Art Direction, paper craft, animation Brian Omlar - Photography
(Above) Stop Motion: Keas Goes to Work
This stop motion animation was created by LaunchSquad for Keas: an online wellness program. Every asset was created with paper by hand, then, roughly 1000 photographs were taken and composited to bring the animation to life. 2012 Credits: Lydia Baillergeau · Art Direction, Designer, Animator Devon Kelley-Yurdin · Paper craft, Illustrator, Animator Brett Marty · Animator Colin Gill · Designer/Animator Greg Henkel · Animator
(Above) Shadow puppets created for the Shadow Puppet Workshop's demonstration at the Kennedy Center, telling the story of Harriet Tubman.
A selection of editorial illustration commissions, appearing in print and online.
A selection of logos, business cards, and visual identity projects.
Logo drawn by me, typography by Greg Crawford.
Over the years I have done a number of wedding cake toppers for friends out of cut paper. I like the idea that people get to keep their toppers as memorable, artistic keepsakes. That they will last far longer than just one day.
This is my least well documented series of projects, by far. As it turns out... weddings are really busy and everyone is preoccupied! Weird, right?