Yearly archives of “2012

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland October 27 – December 8 Curated by Samantha Fields, this is a group exhibition featuring artists whose work depicts visions of future dystopias based on a turbulent present.  Desert wastelands, faux fallen satellites, devises designed to ensure your survival and a world seemingly run […]

Terribly Helpful Sign

The Terribly Helpful Sign is a simple device to help the user develop awareness of and display a statement about his/her emotional state. Dimensions: 5.5″x7.5″ Framed: 12″ x 16″ Medium: Screenprint Completed: November 2012

Here & Now: A Movement in the Making

I was a speaker during the section of the program for Contemporary and Traditional Mash-ups, since the Here & Now project combines popular media (apps and sticker slapping) and traditional present-minded practice. Here & Now: A Movement in the Making 12th Biennial Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair and Conference Pyramid […]

Protest posters with CSUN students

I am just back from Los Angeles, having spent an amazing week there working with some incredibly bright students at California State University Northridge (CSUN). I was able to lead 2 groups (about 40 people each) through the history of protest posters and printmaking, and […]

Here & Now

Here & Now is a multifaceted project: the user receives a sticker set, imprinted with the words Here and Now. He/she then places these prominently around his/her life. Later, these stickers serve as prompts to snap to the Here & Now, thus helping the user […]

Game of Love: User Testing

This piece was developed as a print piece for the back of the program I designed for the CSUN Tomorrowland show. I have had a few different ideas for the Game of Love, so I decided to send out a prototype for user testing by […]

Why do I design?

I create because I believe people are essentially good. Before you click away, just wait. I’m not saying every person in the world behaves in ways that are always good. That is not possible, and I know that. I am saying that each and every […]

Bread-and-butter work can make or break a designer

Think of this as a primer for the novice designer and a call back to arms for the experienced art director. For those of you unfamiliar with design work, there are different chunks to be done. There is the high-level thinking where you come up […]

Since becoming a designer, I have become a better person.

Since becoming a design instructor, I have become a better designer. And amidst all of this, I have become a much better artist. I am incredibly lucky to be caught in this particular upward spiral, and I hope to help others find their own cycle […]