Yearly archives of “2011

Typography Research: Grid Lesson

When I was a rather green instructor, I needed to help my Type 1 class develop a sensitivity to typographic shapes and development while building their very low self-confidence. Tracing letters was doing nothing to help them. I finally realized that using a scaffolded grid exercise […]

Kickstarter Grant

Kickstarter: The Here & Now Project 103 backers, $5,225 pledged of $5,000 goal

Citizen Designer

In 2010, I took Lara McCormick‘s Citizen Designer course at SVA. We pitched and won a Sappi grant for our work with BigNYC. This class was a huge impetus in my journey into teaching. At a time when I was struggling with my identity as a […]

Typography Research: Carving Lesson

I was teaching Type 1 a few years ago  and noticed that the students were really having a hard time with white space around their letter forms. After a few false starts, I went back to how I learned the concept: from printmaking, specifically letterpress. […]

Alison McQueen

Alison McQueen is an amazingly talented musician and instructor in Brooklyn. I tried to develop a lovely, welcoming, and hip site for her.

Protest Posters: Pyramid Atlantic

In an effort to revive the connection between artists and political involvement, I designed a workshop wherein I taught the fundamentals of screenprint while helping them develop their own art/activist piece. The one-day workshop explored the revolutionary side of screenprint: from the WPA government propaganda […]

WSW: Wayzgoose Fall 2011

Wayzgoose is a traditional celebration for all traditional printers. 

Here & Now User Testing

In the development of Here & Now, I put together testing kits and sent them to galleries in Cleveland, Philadelphia, and New York City to be tested. Participants entered their data via a website, and I used the data to form the final structure of […]