25 students, 5 mentors, one weekend of collaboration and community building.
A project created for Stephan Farrell's and Alan Rhodes' class "From Page to Screen" at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, with permission by Sonnenzimmer
A redesign of the 2014 book Didactics, translated for an interactive tablet experience.
The goal was to explore the device's capabilities in order to translate a print experience into the mobile format, while still giving the center stage to the artists' work.
Team Members: Ravee Deshpande, and Dani Reis.
Timeframe: 1 month
This book is not complete without the audience’s participation.
Yearly catalog for the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Visual Communication department and the work produced by the students.
It comes in the form of an A1 sized poster, with creases, perforations, and instructions for the user to build up the book by themselves, thus creating a collaboration between designer and audience.
Custom signage for the Cards Against Humanity headquarters
Feature on the Noun Project blog
How might we improve the overall user experience of the United States Postal Service?
Through the process of design thinking we prototyped a solution that is part utilitarian, part PR campaign.
Thanks to the folks at Experience Institute for the guidance, love, and support
Re-interpretation of the first 60 lines of episode 11 of Ulysses.
This laser cut and engraved book explores each sentence fragment as its own page, each with a unique typographic interpretation, as well as adding a tactile element to it.
Part of the Joan Flasch Artists' Book Collection
3D scanning as image capture.
Use comic sans just like you'd use metal type!
Every year SAIC/AIGA puts on a show...
for graduating Visual Communication Design students from SAIC.
As the director of programs, I was in charge of establishing a brand for the show, creating marketing materials and putting out fires.
The branding was done in collaboration with Nini Lin.
Vi Viray Bautista and Sandra Hsu were in charge of curation of the show.
As usual, many thanks to Mary Jo Krysinski for helping our student chapter for the past 10+ years.
Timeframe: 2 days
A joint social innovation design project for the Chicago Public Library focused on children and their caretakers.
Our approach focused on human-centered design—a problem-solving process grounded in empathy and iteration.
This project was conducted in collaboration with Sandra Hsu, Amber Cao, Teagan Chatterley, Jackie Stelzer, Kyuho Kim, and Koy Suntichotinun, during George Aye's Social Innovation design class.
Design meets culinary.
This dish was created in during a 3 day workshop with the Center for Genomic Gastronomy.
In a collaboration with chef Tony Rogowski, we imagined imagined a dirt day holiday that reconnects diners with the living aspects of soil in a future where hydroponics and aeroponics have come to dominate agriculture.
The dish developed constitutes of carrots sous-vide in beet juice, set on parsley cream, covered with a dirt analogue, composed of walnuts, pistachios, shallots, and oyster mushrooms
The proposed design of this publication explores the concept of quiet energy seen throughout Maya Lin's work.
This is achieved through the use of a modular grid system based on the golden ratio.
This saddle stitched booklet creates a visual narrative for one to explore, based on an artifact carried in my pocket.
The story is told through a personal archive of medical records, as well as scientific imagery, and found art.
Brand Guide for Elu LLC, a fashion startup
On Exactitude in Science, by Jorge Luis Borges, is interpreted through the rise and fall of the Brazilian national soccer team in 2014.
An exploration of color and its meanings.
Using 1600 empty capsules assembled onto a custom laser-cut board, the phrase “I’m fine.” emerges out of this bright yellow sign.
Day long experiment.
Using a designed grid matrix as a production tool, 9 distinct, yet related shapes were created, forming its own cohesive visual language.