Floating Water Purification Pods created specifically for the section of Waller Creek that intersects the historic 6th street district.
I designed this lecture series poster as an assignment for my Typography II at the University of Texas. The graphic is inspired by traditional Japanese joinery. Joinery is studied by most architects during their academic career as a fundamental element of design. Taking the basic block shape and rotating it at 60 degree intervals mimics a classic shape of joinery that would be familiar to the viewers of this poster. The choice of color is a riff on the color used on old architectural blueprints. My typography choices were essentially utilitarian— a bold modern headline, paired with a readable body.
I created this poster for a typography class that I took in college. The assignment was to create a poster documenting type around Austin. As a young designer with a burgeoning interest in typography, I was inspired by the way I was seeing type around me in new and informed ways. This new found typographic lens allowed me to see my hometown in an entirely different way. My goal was to show what Austin looked like through my eyes— a magical, typographic wonderland, and to tell a story not necessarily about Austin, but the beauty of a new perspective.
My process involved both analogue and digital processes. I hand cut 26 lens covers out of card stock in order to create the bokeh effect, and enhanced the images using Adobe Photoshop.
The locations I chose were Spider House Coffee, South Congress Avenue, The Paramount Theater, and West Campus.
I did this project as part of a photographic communication course that I took at the University of Texas. I met Jim Cartwright a couple of years before the assignment and immediately thought of him for the subject of this story. He is eccentric and genuine and self proclaimed “uncomfortable in front of cameras”. I thought his story had a lot of warmth and depth and enjoyed the challenge of photographing him and his space exactly as they appeared to me. No staging or lighting were implemented. It was really important for me to capture Jim’s pure essence and the quietly joyous life that he lives.
SoundQuest: Bringing adventure to the local music discover process.
Collaborators: Alexander Kim, Ellen Chin, Alida Kestler
Problem Statement: The music discovery process in Austin, whether it be the physical experience of going to a show, or the virtual experience within an app or website, is tired and predictable.
Solution Statement: We created an app, SoundQuest, that brings back the fun and adventure to the local music discovery process. The app encourages a physical quest, where users seek out virtual Totems representing a real-world prize. These prizes serve to promote local artists while also incentivizing fans to get out and enjoy a live show.
User Experience: The app features two types of users: the fan, and the artist. The fan's experience within the app can be related to that of Pokemon Go. Fans are encouraged to embark on Quests that utilize augmented reality in order to attain Totems which represent real world prizes (free concert ticks, drink tickets, exclusive information regarding secret shows, etc.). The artist's role within the app is to create, place and assign a value and time limit to each Totem, create events within the app, and then link Totems to those events. The artist essentially plays the role of Totem Master. Both fans and artists also have access to a local music Discover feature, where one can listen to and favorite local artists.
Take a look at this SoundQuest demo that I made using InVision and recorded using Quicktime. The demo walks you through the Artist's user experience of on-boarding, sign-up, creating an Artist Bio, creating Events, and creating Totems. Next the demo walks you through a quick Demo of how the augmented reality portion of the app works. This demo is followed by a quick look at the Discover and Favorites features of the app. Enjoy!