The main objective of this project is to enhance awareness of urban ecology in our region. To this end, I am working with a highly qualified team, ensuring the project’s integrity. My part in this collaborative real-world experience began with a request for illustrating and designing a publication for Buffalo State’s Maude Gordon Holmes Arboretum. There are thirty illustrations for which initial research was done in the Eckert Herbarium. Photographs and sketches were brought into Adobe Photoshop. After adding color and contrast, I added filters to abstract the image. Then, I colorized each even more. I also was tasked with creating a graph for their ecological impact.