Photo series from a recent visit to India.
Cities included: Delhi, Agra, Jodhpur, Mumbai, Kolkata
Information visualizations and illustrations for a research dissertation written by a PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh. The research sought to demonstrate political ties between religious communities concentrated in Scotland and northern England. This system of maps was created to accompany the dissertation and helped demonstrate the clustering and migration of religious centers in a more intuitive fashion.
Inescapable: Black Holes & the Triumph of Gravity
Senior thesis project for BFA in Visual Communications. This 80-page book weaves together three narratives — the discovery of black holes, the life cycle of stars and black holes, and the rise of this phenomena as a popular cultural and fictional concept — with informative visuals and dynamic illustrations.
"The black hole concept has become one of the most charismatic ideas in contemporary physics."
Zoo poster set depicting some of the strange predators that inhabit the deep sea, and some of the physical characteristics that allow them to live in such extreme environments.
Planning framework and digital tool design with UNICEF Policy & Advocacy Unit and Innovation Unit. This initiative sought to improve how UNICEF undertakes global advocacy, how it tracks overall success in policy advocacy work, and how it best prepares staff across the globe to be effective policy advocates. This involved standardizing a recommended set of planning steps; streamlining educational material for interested staff to learn how to be more intentional advocates; and developing a digital tool that would help guide busy users through process while capturing their thinking.
Photo series – December 2011 – a quiet Tunisia during the first anniversary of the start of the Arab Spring.
Visual representations of how a health insurance plan works, created for a major health insurance company that wanted to respond to repeated appeals from members that said they just didn't get how the various pieces — deductibles, copayments, coinsurance — fit together and where the maximums and breaking points lay.
We explored many ways of explaining how the components of a health insurance plan work together using significantly less text than in previous communications developed by the company.
The activities in the toolkit help these groups consider the ways they would like to use SMS communications channels to solve real-world problems, and what information and planning is necessary to make the project a success. The printable PDF can be found on the RapidPro community site. The toolkit has also been expanded into a curriculum by TechChange.
Typographic poster developed with Timko+Klick; art direction by Matthias Ernstberger. The Type Directors Club and Cardon Copy asked a group of designers to take classified ads from local newspapers and reinterpret them into collectible typographic posters. The final pieces were then auctioned off to benefit the TDC Scholarship Fund.
We mass-produced a large set of these posters on newsprint both to echo the original format and give a nod to the contrast of the eloquent language with the questionable nature of the services.
Photo series of an empty St. Louis, documented a few weeks after brutal ice storms ravaged the city and surrounding region.
Comprehensive design and content update for the monthly statement of a large health insurance company. We built in first-page summaries to help users keep track of the more complex aspects of their plans, and restructured the detailed interior pages to be easier to follow and digest.
An insurance company wanted to standardize the communications they were sending their customers. We audited the dozens of different document types and hundreds of stylistic variations, then consolidated them into five main document designs with strict rules governing the treatment of text and visuals.