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Bicycle Safety Update

Bicycle Safety Update

Back in the fall of 2012 I was compelled as a cyclist to research bicycle safety on university campuses. At Purdue University this was a hot topic with several serious incidents between cyclists and pedestrians and cyclists and motor vehicles. This research project started with determining the amount of education there is available for both cyclists...
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.  
Creative Oatmeal Cookies

Creative Oatmeal Cookies

While taking a much needed break from thesis writing, wrapping up my graduate work and applying for positions, I have taken creative outlet in the kitchen. Although I have been making this cookie recipe over the last year, I wanted to make a few healthy adjustments testing ingredients available in my kitchen. The best thing...
Researching 'the Client'

Researching ‘the Client

The crossroad between designer and client beliefs in community driven work allows for a collaboration of not only good design but also social advancements through design. Through my research endeavors and participation in extra circular design events it is clear designers have the power to achieve these goals in time, however the process can be...
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 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...