GRAPHIC PORTFOLIO: A SNAPSHOT
BELOW IS A SELECTION OF ARTIFACTS FROM VARIOUS PROJECTS
Looking for more on my process? Check out a few in-depth case studies
As an artifact for a conversation on the future of virtual reality, I designed a program in the format of a retro CD jewel cover - sized for irony. The front, back and flaps were all photo glossy, while the inside was matte paper for note taking. The full layout is below.
JOURNEY OF A DANCESTRONAUT
As part of a process of self reflection, I created the following comic about my journey thus far as a designer. Heavily inspired by the illustrious Spaceman Spiff, this was my first foray into digitizing hand-drawn comic art.
For a two day crash course I co-produced on storytelling, film making and developing for virtual reality, I created a 4-fold program, printed on kraft paper.
In the fall of 2014 I led a small team of graduate and undergraduate students in addressing an OpenIDEO challenge: How might we inspire young people to cultivate their creative confidence?Through the process of deep ethnography and prototyping with a breadth of kids and parents we developed a program targeted at middle school students. The Electronster, a curriculum that leads students through the destruction of electronics, was selected by the OpenIDEO community and panel of judges as a winning idea.
I led the development of The Electronster into a standalone toolkit, digitized toolkit for educators and parents and held a train-the-trainers session to facilitate the handoff of The Electronster to the Silicon Valley YMCA After-school Program.
SHAPING DAVOS: REDESIGNING THE BUSINESS CARD
In conjunction with the World Economic Forum's Global Shapers community, I co-designed a Shaping Davos event on the topic of "Hacking Cities for Social Good." With Emi Kolawole, Media Designer at the Stanford d.school, I created a workshop and accompanying artifact that led people through a self-reflective and peer-based activity, with the goal of identifying opportunities to engage in the local community. Our goal was to "redesign the business card;" to provide a means for people to connect based on alignment of internal purpose and passion.
ICONS OF SAN FRANCISCO
An exploration of San Francisco icons in Illustrator.
In spring of 2013 a fellow Product Design senior and I launched a Kickstarter campaign. In a roller coaster 30 days we raised over $34,000 from more than 360 people across six continents. By the end of 2014 we had run an entire production cycle in India, shipped product, incorporated, and filed patents. In 2015 Mount July went into "deep hibernation."
The vision of Mount July was to build physical, interactive and inspiring hardware for photographers. We strove to help people engage physically and emotionally with the world around them, in lush colors and sultry narratives. The Mount July Filters use unique, multi-colored, radially patterned glass. Set within a rotating housing that allows you to stack the filters and rotate them independently on the front of your lens, they were some of the first colored filters designed for creative, instead of corrective, purposes.
I created a variety of digital assets for Mount July, from posters to icons to packaging layouts to postcards.
I created a series of digital adds for OutdoorFest, an annual festival in NYC. These ran on Outside Magazine's website.