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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

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

Commuter Naps is here!

grownup stroller

Studies show that you can improve sleep-deprived brain chemistry by taking short naps throughout the day.  The characters in my new book, Commuter Naps, seem to have figured this out. Released on April 11th, this book of illustrations shows ordinary people on their way to work, some of whom happen to… Read More

New minicomic: Commuter Naps

For two years, I’ve been working on an idea for a book of illustrations, and I’m pleased to announce that this project finally has a release date: April 11th, 2016!  Commuter Naps is a collection fantastical ink wash drawings showing urban dwellers sleeping in strange places on their way to work.  Whether it’s… Read More

Drawing babies is a challenge

watercolor baby

  In response to the prompt “Childhood”, I drew a small child and parent.  Then I experimented with using both watercolor and layers of different paper textures to create a rich image.  Watercolor was done by hand, scanned, and then my own paper textures added in Photoshop.

Happy Chinese New Year!

A new, quick illustration created for the participatory blog Illustration Friday.  The theme of the week was “Mystery”.  I used a photo from my trip up E’Mei Mountain, a sacred Buddhist mountain in Sichuan province.  I wanted to evoke the sense of mystery and delight I felt when… Read More

Orthodox Sexpert Bat Sheva Marcus

Lenny Letter (the email newsletter of Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner), published an interview between Amy Kellner and Orthodox Jewish sex therapist Bat Sheva Marcus and hired me to create an accompanying image.  With my illustration, I hoped to highlight a moment in Jewish tradition that is traditionally the… Read More