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OUT OF POCKET SOCIETY

SKILLS

Visual Design
Identity
Interior Design
Photography
Screen Printing
Social Media
Video

During quarantine, I was approached  with the idea to start an entertainment collective to serve as a platform for local creatives. I teamed up with Dennis Pfeiffer to create Out of Pocket Society, or OOPS. Over the past year of sketching, experimenting, and connecting with our community, we launched our debut as a collective with an interactive exhibition at the 4Most Gallery on June 18-19, 2021.

OOPS Pop-Up Event
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RESEARCH + PROCESS

out of pocket

idiom | out-of-pock·​et | \ ˌau̇t-ə(v)-ˈpä-kət

1. out of reach, absent, unavailable

2. to say something too far, or to act in a way that has no definition

3. to be out of control, way off base

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VISUAL IDENTITY

The beginning stage of creating OOPS started with sketching ideas for a logo. We found ourselves overwhelmed with ideas, and we used that to create a logo and identity for our collective. OOPS is taking all our passions and pushing them further with experimentation.  OOPS is everything and nothing.

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One goal that I had when creating this project was to pursue the practice of screen printing. With no knowledge of the skill, I took to researching and watching tutorials and I learned how to burn screens and print from home. I have always had a passion for creating and designing merchandise, and being a cofounder of OOPS has giving me the creative freedom to experiment and explore an new medium with room for mistakes and growth.

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SCREEN PRINTING

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INTERIOR DESIGN

We chose to debut as an interactive installation as a way to welcome our community into the OOPS studio and get a behind-the-scenes look at what is in store for OOPS as a collective. In the gallery, we wanted to fill the space with comfortable seating, games, and music to make viewers feel as if they were in our space and the brainstorming stages of OOPS.

INSTALLATION

Our ideas for the space included a screen printing station, a DJ, a nonsensical video on loop, and collection of colored lighting. Our goal was to create a space that was overstimulating, inviting, and leaving viewers with a sense of anticipation and the question, "What is OOPS?".

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"Transforming the gallery is a constant occurrence, but... this makeover was more extreme than most,"
- Morgan Yacoe, 4Most curator and artist-in-residence

The scene at 4Most this weekend was unorthodox; inviting but undeniably alternative,"
- Heather Bushman, The Florida Avenue Staff Writer

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Check out this article covering the OOPS Pop-Up at the link below!

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Photo by Paige Arneson

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ALL PHOTOS WERE TAKEN BY ME UNLESS LABELLED OTHERWISE.

Photo by Paige Arneson

Photo by Paige Arneson