7 out of 10 Americans don’t get enough sleep. Treated like a commodity, sleep is constantly traded in to meet the next deadline. At our museum, we educate visitors on the benefits of napping. We also provide a multitude of sleeping environments, ranging from sleep pods to plushy landscapes, all conducive to a relaxing and rejuvenating microsleep.
Redesign concept for the Maryland Institute College of Art's alumni magazine. While the current magazine, Juxtapositions, is informative it does not accurately reflect the calibre of art and design at MICA. As well as redesigning and restructuring the magazine, I also renamed it 1826, the year the school was founded. MICA is the oldest art college in America, this is an important part of its history. This wordmark paired with vibrant colors and sans serif type, reflect the fusion of old and new, an integral part of MICA.
While designing 1826, I wanted to reflect MICA's design aesthetic, culture and energy. The magazine lends itself to being quickly browsed as well as providing immersive articles with exciting content and images.
Greenhouse is an application designed for the modern-day gardener. It allows you to read current articles, learn terminology, pick the right perennials and shop for tools. Articles are updated daily and come from a variety of reliable gardening sources. Greenhouse gathers and reformats them to be visually cohesive and engaging. Articles range from basic tips and tricks to specific plant care articles.
I wanted to create a colorful set of flash cards explaining the branches of modern physcial and life sciences, from biochemistry to molecular physics. I challenged myself to create an icon system that clearly communicated each particular branch of science. These icons were placed on square cards with a distilled description on the back.
Designed in collaboration with designers Jean Gray, Louisa Liu and Andrew Peters, Baltimore Girl is an educational workbook and app. This project is intended for low-income girls in Baltimore (ages 8–9) to fill out with their mothers or other guardians to prepare them for puberty so that they feel control over their bodies. In creating this, our team hopes to facilitate an open dialogue about puberty between girls and their parents so that they can access their parents as a resource. This project is designed for both print and app form in an attempt to make it as accessible as possible to residents from a low-income, urban United States context.
Snap. Edit. Filter. Post. Scroll. Double-tap. Instagram is currently one of the most popular social media platforms and my not-so-secret addiction. Not only do I love to share carefully composed and beautiful snaps from my own life, but relish bloggers’ travel pics and inticing rustic brunchscapes. Somedays my compulsion to check my feed and endlessly scroll through Instagram borders on obsessive. There is nothing quite like the sweet anticipation of receiving that first like on a post.
This biodiagram showcases the most common themes in my Instagram posts as hashtags and is arranged chronologically. The sizes of the circles show how popular each post was, becoming larger when the photo received more likes. This visualization exhibits not only my addiction to Instagram, but the egomaniacal nature of the application.