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Pittsburgh Civic Visions Research

This semester at Carnegie Mellon I’ve been fortunate to work with professor Dan Lockton as a research assistant. The project that I am working on is called Pittsburgh Civic Visions, on a team that includes Dan, myself, Ashlesha Dhotey, Nehal Vora,two other design masters candidates and Silvia Mata-Marin, a… Read More

Continuing Animation Experiments

Scrollbar Animation By adding onto an existing scrollbar motion effect, I created a new video for Austin Lee’s IXD Lab.  First, I experimented with the Adobe Illustrator file that moves in the animation.  I added some gradients and a curving brush stroke. Then I re-imported that file to… Read More

Grocery Store Reuseable Bag Brag Flag

In this project for my Interaction Design Studio, I worked to improve an interaction taking place in the context of the grocery store checkout lane. Seeking to create better visibility for customers who bring their own reuseable bags to the store, I innovated a solution that utilizes the… Read More

Another Bus Stop

The second assignment in Austin Lee’s Prototyping Lab class was to use six examples from an animation library and create a new, short animation of our own. I decided to create some vector art to illustrate this assignment, using familiar characters from my Urbanity Planet series. I first looked… Read More

Introducing the Embrace Health HPV Campaign

The Embrace Health HPV Campaign is a complete, self-contained program aiming to increase HPV Vaccination rates on college campuses. Hajira Qazi, a fellow graduate student, and I researched and designed this program as a part of our Visual Communications Studio at Carnegie Mellon University.  Our client was the Allegheny County… Read More

Driftless Magazine feature

adulthood, comic, cartoon

I am pleased to have my comics featured in the sixth issue of a midwestern lifestyle magazine, Driftless.  After following the work of Shelly, Leah and Anna (editors), I approached them about creating illustrations for the magazine. I was thrilled when they wanted to print 4 spreads of my comics instead! They chose… Read More

Urbanity Planet and the Small Press Expo

  On September 17th and 18th I showed my work at the Small Press Expo in Bethesda, MD. Above was my set up this year, and to the right, last years’. If you look closely, you’ll see that last year I was selling just two mini-comics plus greeting cards.  This… Read More

East London Comics and Arts Fest!

In just a couple weeks I’ll be tabling at the 5th ever ELCAF.  I am thrilled to have been accepted and can’t wait to meet new comics artists and creators! The East London Comics and Arts Fest runs June 10-12th at the Round House Chapel,  and admission for… Read More