Open Flame is an amazing queer comedy open mic, and I was super excited to make their website. The thing that makes their event so special is the amount of community building that happens in the audience. I’m happy with the finished product, but there was nice sketches along the way. Might make them into my own personal projects soon!
Clockwise from top-left:
For Valentine’s Day, I wrote about how in love I am. It’s a text format I’m fiddling with: text that’s on display but reticent to let you in.
State of the Union: How the Topics Have Changed
Jess Kuronen and I wanted to see how Trump’s platform has changed from last year. Here, we presenting material itself, using typography to provide abstraction, rather than exiting the form entirely (with, say, a bar chart).
Mask and Reveal
I’ve been working on this component that tries to answer the question, “how do we dissect a photo?”
It’s had a few lives, but this one is my favorite: gave us handwritten annotations of her painting. We wanted to tell the reader what she had to say, and it was important that her hand was present.
Source, Package, Market, and Deliver Your Own Meal Kit
A game about Blue Apron!
My favorite collaborator Jess Kuronen and I got to work with the talented Hanna Sender to talk about how meal kit companies are a logistical nightmare. In this text-based game, readers can make choices that ultimately end up in further complications. Turns out food is really hard to ship!
I got to do some illustration bugs. The theme was like, “Hurry! Capitalism is coming!”
The Spotify Playlist
To report on the unusual Spotify IPO, The Wall Street Journal chose to create the world’s worst playlist.
10 Years After the Crisis.
It’s been a decade since the 2008 Financial Crisis, but risk hasn’t disappeared — it has simply migrated elsewhere. I loved this collaboration with the amazing Jessica Kuronen and Gabriel Gianordoli to tell this expansive story in bite-sized factoids.
THE NIGHT ZOMBIE SMARTPHONES TOOK DOWN 911
Jessica Kuronen, Jessia Ma, and I collaborated on a story about reckless teen hackers, a vulnerable national infrastructure, and reckless social media influencers.
I coded some fun elements for this, like a shaking canvas illustration, custom audio players of panicked 911 dispatchers, and scroll-to-populate collages.
I have been practicing my trigonometry to reflect on what a topsy-turvy world this is!
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Doing some identity design experiments for THUMBLAB.
The Windows of a PoMo Palace
Price of Climate
The Price of Climate is a series of articles that looks at the financial effects of climate change. It’s a sort of different take than we’re used to seeing. There’s no aerial shots of melting ice caps. The color scheme isn’t ocean blue.
Our design direction comes from ripping off The Weather Channel, which involved this sexy palette of nauseated highlighter colors:
Anyway, the above images are a bunch of components that spanned this multi-part series:
Open Flame at The Phluid Project
My funny friends at Open Flame (an amazing queer comedy happening) were invited to host a special event at The Phluid Project. I made them this cute lil social media poster to help promote.
Soundtrack was left to their choice. I think they chose disco. It was cute.