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:

2016
Editorial: Jon Burgerman
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2016
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2016
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2016
Phone Book Iterations
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2017
Moon Milk
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2016
RISD Convocation 2016
An identity for RISD convocation, using the given theme of “fumbling” as a metaphor for the process of searching and experimenting in the intermediate stages of a project.
2016
RISD 2016-17 Course Overview
Infographic of the freshman curriculum for the RISD 2016-17 Undergraduate Viewbook.
2017
Pasta Packaging
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2017
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