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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

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

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

Illustrated Quote for Yes and Yes

I hand lettered a quote for Sarah Von Bargen, creator of the blog Yes and Yes!  I used a Wacom tablet and Adobe Illustrator, and referenced her branding materials to stay within the blog’s color scheme.  She used the quote on Facebook as well as in the blog post for… Read More

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… Read More