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,… Read More

Huddle: Redesigning the Baby Shower

Context The following documents the final Interaction Design Studio project at Carnegie Mellon University’s Masters of Design program. The professors were Ashley Deal and Raelynn O’Leary.  This seven week project was a team effort with myself, Lauren Miller and Monica Looze. Brief: Design a product ecosystem that extends beyond… Read More

Interaction Protoyping Lab Final Assignment

The brief for this project was very open-ended; we needed to incorporate kinetic typography using the word “Design” into an interactive experience of some kind. Cardboard Dreams Since I’ve been very excited about Google Cardboard for the past few months, I hoped to build something simple that could be… 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

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

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

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… Read More