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Community as Client Exhibition

Community as Client Exhibition

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...
Huntingdon Humane Society

Huntingdon Humane Society

This branding package came about as a pro-bono design project with the goal of affecting my local community. The Huntingdon County Humane Society is a 501(c) 3 non-profit working to find forever homes for stray, abused, abandoned and surrendered animals from Huntingdon and Mifflin Counties. In order to build their visibility the Huntingdon County Humane Society...
Purdue Bicycle Safety

Purdue Bicycle Safety

At the start of the fall semester it became evident that driving on campus and more importantly parking on campus can be a chore. With the goal of saving time and getting healthy, I began riding my bike to class a few days a week. Prior to this endeavor I spent a few days researching...
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 surprise clients including Project Nia. ...