Experimental Printmaking Workshop

Experimental Printmaking Workshop

Interested in printmaking? Join me this Saturday, May 23rd from 1-3pm for an experimental printmaking workshop at The Art Space, downtown Huntingdon, PA. Participants will work side by side testing materials and experimenting with different printing techniques. All levels of experience are welcome to join the workshop. All materials are included. Participants...
Conceptual Proof

Conceptual Proof

We had a great time installing Conceptual Proof this afternoon!  Please join us for an Artist Reception with this Friday, May 1st from 6-8pm. I will be presenting the process and story behind the work displayed in Conceptual Proof. A reception and opportunity to meet and discuss the work will follow.   Conceptual...
Black/Inside Zine

Black/Inside Zine

In the summer of 2012 I participated in Camp FireBelly. During the 10 day camp, 10 campers live and work with Firebelly Design to craft a strategic design solution for a non-profit client, from initial research to final implementation. Focusing on socially responsible design, this years camp consisted of several...
Say what you mean series

Say what you mean series

As a graphic designer my goal has always been to communicate and solve a given problem. Artists such as (psychedelic poster designers) are just that, artists. In my mind the difference between communication in art and design is experiment. In this series I have focused on experimenting with materials, messages,...
Conversation Pieces

Conversation Pieces

An exhibition of contemporary art from pre-tenure women faculty, Conversation Pieces was part of the 2011 Purdue Conference for Pre-Tenure Women. Working closely with the curator Shannon C. McMullen, a gallery style exhibition catalog and postcard promoting the event were created in print format. Conversation Pieces took place in the...
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Presenting at TypeCon '14

Presenting at TypeCon ’14

I am honored to be speaking at Typecon 2014 in our nation’s capital next month. In conjunction with TypeCon2014, SOTA will be presenting its ninth annual Type & Design Education Forum, a day of special programming devoted to addressing the pressing needs of design educators. My panel presentation Integrating Letterpress into the 21st Century Design Classroom takes place...
Set in Motion

Set in Motion

Recent video experimental work compiled while researching at Purdue was selected to be showcased in the Set in Motion Video Art & Experimental Film Nights. My video Abstract Creativity was selected to be part of the show.  
Well Baby Toolkit

Well Baby Toolkit

Albert Einstein once said, the only source of knowledge is experience. I have learned the value of experience and how it plays a huge role in the outcome of design. How do we experience what we are designing for or furthermore how do we design for what we have experienced? It is my experience that...
Community as Client

Community as Client

November  11 – 15, 2013 EAST GALLERY / PATTI AND RUSTY RUEFF GALLERIES Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual & Performing Arts, Purdue University 552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907   To watch the video from the exhibition click here: Community Design Ecosystem      
MFA Exhibition Next Week

MFA Exhibition Next Week

My graduate thesis work will be completed in the next week and the conclusion of that work is a public gallery show at Purdue University. The show titled Community as Client is open to the public from Monday 11/11 through Friday 11/15.On Friday November 15 at 11:30am I will be giving a public talk about the work...
Community Design Ecosystem

Community Design Ecosystem

  The Community Design Ecosystem is a community of the living (people, plants, and animals) in conjunction with the nonliving components of their environment (structures, architecture, transportation, and public services), interacting as a system. The system consists of creatives, stakeholders, and public partners. Working only with all three partners, the puzzle remains incomplete without all...
Reflection: Designer Showcase

Reflection: Designer Showcase

My work was recently showcased on the Avery Dennison Designer Showcase blog. This was a great opportunity since I was able to reflect on where I have been and where I am going. I like to look at it as Getting uncomfortable being comfortable. To read the showcase click here.
Abstract Creativity

Abstract Creativity

Time: 1:38 Software: Premiere Pro CS5.5 Source footage from the Prelinger Archives: Color Harmony (1938), Atomic Bomb Blast Effects (1959), Metaverse (2007), Color Keying in Art and Living (1950). Six additional source videos taken summer 2012 at The National Group Description: Exploring light and color, Abstract Creativity works to showcase what happens during the creative...
Toxic Toxemia

Toxic Toxemia

Time: 2:04 Software: Premiere Pro CS5.5 Source footage from the Prelinger Archives: Toxemia in Pregnancy (1958), Perversion for Profit (1964-65), Medical Quackery The Girl Who Found Herself (1920’s). Description: Pregnancy in the 1950’s was very different than today. The ideals of what women should eat and ways to care for themselves were less strident than...
Ladybun Cards

Ladybun Cards

The Ladybun brand was developed as a tool for prenatal women’s education. Cards include information for expectant mothers to learn about everything from pre-conception to delivery and all 40 weeks of pregnancy in between. The Pregnancy Wellness cards are kept in a small sturdy container that additional information can be stored from healthcare provider.
Design  with the community

Design with the community

As author, designer and professor Scott Boylston once said: “Design with the community, not for the community.” A year ago today I was traveling south back to dear Savannah, GA. The trip was not only to participate in the Design Ethos conference held by Savannah College of Art and Design but to regain my creative energy...
Cycle Series

Cycle Series

Time: 6:42 Software: Premiere Pro CS5.5 Equipment: GoPro Hero 2 Description: In this short video the intention was to use the camera to see the world in a different way. When working with video the intention is most often to capture something happening live in order to share with an audience at another time in...