The image database component allowed camp staff to upload and tag documentation images of their campers. The campers could then access and share those images through an internet login. The database replaced a manual system, resulting in hundreds of man-hours saved, lowered operational costs, and a better experience for the campers.Close
This is a collection of work created for Design Camp, the NCSU College of Design's summer camp for high school students. The camps are organized and administered by the Contemporary Art Museum, and I created the work while employed as CAM's student designer.
Work includes promotional materials (posters, fliers), camp collateral (name tags, instructional posters, thank you's), and wayfinding signage.Close
This was a semester-long project in which we developed community-based organizations that were relevant to downtown Raleigh. I worked with Heidi Adams, Natalie Brown, and Christin Hardie. We isolated a need, interviewed stakeholders, performed visual audits, wrote scenarios and personas, and designed a solution.
Our group developed The Grove, an indoor market that would bring together Raleigh's urban consumers with rural farmers, facilitating a cultural exchange and building community. My primary contributions to the project were the branding, website, and modular trellis system.Close
Silverback Productions was a semester long group project in which we developed an organization to promote and distribute underground and independent cinema. I worked with William Calloway and Kelley McClure on the project. My role in the group was as the interaction designer.
We developed two related organizations: Silverback Productions, which curated submissions through an online community, and the Guerilla Projectionist Society (GPS), which promoted those submissions by projecting them throughout downtown. My primary contributions to the project were the Silverback website and the GPS wayfinding app.Close
A semester-long project spent curating and designing a rare books exhibition. We selected books that we found in general circulation at the NCSU library and attempted to tell their stories and express the continued relevancy of printed material in today's digital world.
We designed exhibition collateral, including posters, labels, and protective bonnets using experimental and intentionally unfamiliar techniques, and then worked as a class to develop a cohesive exhibition. Featured on Design Observer and selected for inclusion in the 2010 SparkCon Design Spark.Close
Semester-long project in a graduate-level Industrial Design studio. In this studio we were split into multidisciplinary groups composed of Industrial Design students, MBA candidates, and engineering Ph.D. candidates. In these groups we developed medical products that satisfied a real-world need provided by a project sponsor. In my group, we developed a battery-powered LED surgical headlamp.
Good design is primarily a result of good research, and truly understanding client / user needs. This project placed me in a role I was not familiar with (as an industrial designer and engineer) designing a product I was not familiar with for users I was not familiar with. My training as a designer allowed me to meet that challenge.Close
This is a collection of design work relating to my Grandmother, Phyllis (Finky) Friedman. The poster was created for "Finky Fest 85," a family get-together celebrating my Grandmother's 85th birthday.
The ethnographic video and knowledge map were created for an Imaging class. For that project we performed an ethnographic-style interview of someone connected to our daily life and recorded it using a video camera. The resulting footage was distilled into a one minute ‚Äúsnapshot,‚Äù illustrating a moment within our subject‚Äôs life. The video was then repurposed into a knowledge map, further documenting our subject in another medium.Close
For this imaging project we worked in groups of two to develop interfaces for touchpoints used during a search. Our interfaces were geared toward activities performed early in the morning, and anticipated a potentially groggy user who might need assistance making routine decisions.
We then broke out of the group, and as individuals we selected one of the touchpoints for elaboration. Using flash we created an interactive application demonstrating how the interface might function if it was implemented. I selected a touchpoint that would be used when searching for a meal.Close
For this typography project, we designed a magazine around a specific subject of our choosing. F/ features articles relevant to traveling photographers. I curated content from various sources and created supporting imagery from scratch. I designed a table of contents, a letters to the editor page, a subscription form, a feature article, and a secondary article. Consideration was placed on creating a layout and system that was both consistent within an individual issue and sustainable over time between different issues.Close
I served as the director of Fish Market, the NCSU College of Design's student gallery for three years. My work included curating, promoting, hanging, and documenting monthly shows, in addition to managing a four-person gallery staff and maintaining the gallery space in downtown Raleigh.Close
This project was a poster and video installation designed to promote a series of lectures at UNC on ethics in journalism. The poster provided general information about the lecture series and enticed people to seek out more information or to attend a lecture. The video installation took a specific stance regarding one of the lecture issues and was meant to be more thought-provoking. The location, content, and placement of the video installation were carefully selected to cater to the anticipated audience.Close
Photography is both my passion and an integral component of many of my designs. I particularly enjoy landscape photography, and you'll find a gallery with some of my favorite images below. I have recently become interested in the controlled freedom allowed for by studio-based portraiture, as shown in the Design Camp Portraits gallery.Close