Letters and characters have morphed and matured their forms from tools they are made with, the symbols they came from and the way they are used contextually which have formed different languages and ways of expressing linguistic forms. Scaling the relationship down to an intimate level, how can letters become personal and telling of our stories and perspectives of the world?
Through exploring of context, letter and sound, the vehicle that allows the relationship between a person’s context and the letter form to become most accessible and immediate is the board game Kibo.
Degree Project Jan Baker as Advisor
Game pieces are carved diacritics and punctuation.
Theme cards that can be chosen at the start of each game.
Human and technology is merging and designers are proposing and creating new solutions for moments in our lives. These solutions are creating new platforms for our lives to become even more fragmented in terms of time and physicality. Inspired by the Design and the Elastic Mind exhibition site by MoMa and various essays, I formed a new narrative, called Elastic Realities.
Scroll Under the instruction of Hans Van Dijk
Some physical prototypes
IDEO teamed up with Aspen Ideas to make listening more engaging and fruitful. Thus the Creative Listening process was created as a mindset that can be practiced. IDEO created a podcast series about creative listening. Each podcast is paired with a worksheet and tackles a different step in the process. This process was later presented at the Aspen Ideas Festival in a morning talk and in the Design the Future workshop.
Graphic Design: collaboration with Karin Soukup
IDEO NY Hacks Waste
IDEO NY teamed up with NYC BigApps to host a Hackathon in the IDEO NY studio. The Hackathon topic was around solving the problem of waste in NYC. I helped to conceptualize the branding and produced some of the signage and collateral used in the event.
In collaboration with Erika Lee, Loren Flaherty and Jake Blakeley.
Meet Your Major is an event organized by the Alliance to help freshmen navigate their possible choice of major. Noted was a low-budget way to promote the event and to provide information on each major at the event.
Every Student Department representative helped provide the information in each flyer. These were later folded into booklets and airplanes that were flown around campus.
In collaboration with Irin Chitman, all Student Department representatives, and the Alliance.
RISD Museum Schedule
Using only typographic elements, I extracted information from the Spring Events Catalogue of the RISD Museum into a poster format. Size 24 x 36"
Under the instruction of Hans Van Dijk
A legible and sturdy textface designed to be used at 9pts. It wears strong serifs and budding terminals. The occasional awkward curve and angle lets it hold its character at larger sizes. You can download Domestic text here!
Under the instruction of Cyrus Highsmith
You've Never Really Been to Beijing
The objective of this project was to utilize 5 process printing on the letterpress with 5 different colors. I made a travel brochure that could be easily put into a tourist's pocket. While it can be read as a booklet, it's able to open up and become a poster and a subway map on the back.
Letterpress printed on newsprint and washi. Under the instruction of Dan Wood
Tone as Typography
A Lecture poster series on the visiting designer Yasuhiro Sawada.
Under the Instruction of Lucinda Hitchcock
A series of posters that introduces the typeface Fedra, by Peter Bi'lak. The process of making the posters took many different stages: research, conceptualization, creation of a type-mark and photographic elements.
Poster Series 16 x 16" 3-D object 18" x 24" x 16"
Under the instruction of Lucinda Hitchcock
I used Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes and Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke to create a new narrative. I chose to use the book as a visual dialogue between the two authors, and myself around the concept of "punctum". Where Barthes finds resolution in his mother's death through happening upon her presence through a photograph, I find resolution in why his writing has haunted me by acting as a third voice and mediator through censorship and manipulation.