I'm currently helping with an art & writing collaboration website called Scribblehack, and was asked to do the 404 error page graphics. The theme of the website is exploration and adventure, so I decided to make the numbers 404 large, to act as windows into other worlds. I hoped this would make it seem as if Scribblehack was a vast universe, and that this page gave glimpses of places that were still unexplored. 
I also wanted to integrate the main graphic with the banner, and the banner with the top navigation bar, so pipes connect the numbers to the banner, and the sand at the top of the banner breaks up the straight line of the navbar a bit.
sketches/planning for the 404 page
final 404 main graphic
close-up of the 404 numbers
The pipes remind me a bit of laboratories, which I hoped would play to visitors' senses of curiosity (curiosity and exploration go hand in hand, right?). The lab reference helped me to have a bit of fun with the error message, too.
close-up of final banner
close-ups of banner fish
what the final page looks like, with everything put together

More projects:

2015
Ge|atin poster
a poster presenting two ways to view the food ingredient, gelatin
2013
A Lasting Alaska
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2017
Incomplete Manifesto for Growth poster
a large 35"x 50" experimental poster pairing Bruce Mau's Incomplete Manifesto for Growth with Conway's Game of Life
2015
Joe Colombo poster
a poster on the works of industrial designer, Joe Colombo
2013
Saul Steinberg poster
a poster celebrating the drawings of illustrator Saul Steinberg
2017
Alpha
Alpha is a wide, serif display face with alternate widths and a flair for drama. Created with guidance from Font Bureau's Richard Lipton.
2016
RISD Convocation GIFs
a set of gifs celebrating RISD convocation 2017, on the theme of "fumbling"
2014
A History of Typography
a selection of spreads from a history of typography primer designed for Type II class.
2014
Deforestation poster
a poster on deforestation—its causes and the future
2016
Editorial: Jon Burgerman
a web editorial project featuring an interview with Jon Burgerman. Layout optimized for mobile, with small interactive elements.