Grow Up Eventually

Justin Pittenger launched their online store, Grow Up Eventually, in December of 2022. The store, found at growupeventually.com, sells t-shirts, sweatshirts, and the occasional novelty item printed with their artwork. Releasing these works under the handle “jcraser”, Pittenger looks to explore depression and anxiety surrounding reaching adulthood with this line, utilizing themes of street art, trash, and single-use packaging. The brand itself is split into sub-brands Grow Up and Trashcan Worldview Zero, each representing a cautiously optimistic or crushingly melodramatic outlook respectively, framing the same events in very different ways.

“Dueling Posters” created to promote the brand, emphasizing the two “sub-brands” that make up Grow Up Eventually as a whole.

Terry Buffington Foundation Website Rebuild

During their final semester, Fall 2023, Pittenger led 11 other students in a complete website rebuild for the Terry Buffington Foundation. Over the course of a month of a half, they took on a Product Owner role, applying Agile practices with the team to condense the content of the foundation’s three previous websites into a single new design. Additionally, Justin and their team delivered several promotional posters, a brand and logo refresh, and a style guide for the foundation to use going forward. The website and other materials can be found at terrybuffingtonfoundation.org.

Video Essay Projects

“Parries Everywhere: A Case Study” is one part of Justin Pittenger’s Honors thesis, “The YouTube Video Essay: Art and Education”. This video takes a deep dive into the game design philosophy, history, and impact surrounding parry mechanics. The video was created as an example of the YouTube video essay as a format to demonstrate the value and common conventions of the art form. 2023

“Anti-vaping Ads” a short video essay evaluating student reactions to anti-vaping ad campaigns. co-developed with Jeff Smart, Marina Gutierrez, and Kelly Charleson, 2021