spatial experience design | graphic design | branding | design strategy
Yia Yia's is a Restaurant market and coffee shop concept, located in West Hollywood, Los Angeles. Based on my personal experiences growing up in a family of Greek Immigrants, I based the experience at Yia Yia's on the undeniable uniqueness of every culturally melted family in America. Everyone's family has special quirks and traditions, maybe based on traditions of their "motherland" or new traditions made here in America. Though Yia Yia's is based on my family, it's a place for people to have an authentic cultural experience that breaks stereotypes and has evolved over time.
The goal with Yia Yia's is to create a space and experience that emulates the unique experiences I had growing up and learning in an immigrant household. Through unique and narrative driven experiences, we can build empathy for one another and enhance our communities and society with a more holistic view of our melting pot culture.
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ARCHITECTURAL MODEL + Pitch
1/4"=1'0" Scale Model constructed from a computerized 3D model, formatted for laser cutting and 3D printing. MDF, acrylic, brass, paper, paint, natural materials.