Category Archive: Design

  1. Neighboring: a community design project

    Introduction Neighboring is a community-building art project led by myself and fellow designer Catherine Oldershaw. The project invites Pittsburghers, both artists and non-artists alike, to create art or artifacts that explore what it means to be a neighbor. Neighboring will culminate in a juried gallery exhibit at Late Space, where select works will be on display …

  2. 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 PhD candidate. The intent of this research …

  3. 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 Health Department (ACHD), represented by Abby Wilson, …

  4. Infographic for Illinois Legal Aid Online

    For this non-profit’s year-end donor appeal email campaign, I was hired to create a flowchart “quiz”.  Due to concerns about celebrities’ publicity rights, I was asked not do do representational portraits of Steve Jobs, Malala Yousefzai or Kanye West, so I had to come up with another way to represent them! All text was provided by …

  5. Golden beets

    One of my favorite fall finds at the farmers market.  I really can’t get enough of them, including the green tops which are also really sweet! This vector drawing will be a part of a new illustration commission I’m working on.  Stay tuned for final art!  

  6. More snark in the mail

    I never send timely thank you notes and I’m tired of feeling guilty about it. I made the card that says exactly what I’m thinking.  Do you feel this way, too?  Express yourself freely with one of my new greeting cards. Printed by Matt Davis at Perfectly Acceptable Riso.  $4 plus shipping.  

  7. A work in progress thought on art and design

    There is a similarity between design and art in the aim for intentionality. During an art critique, an artist must defend each visual or medium decision to her viewers. If she can’t defend a decision, then she must at least be aware of a passive decision or intuitive process. Critics ask, “how does x strengthen …