Exhibit Design Work
Here's a small sample of my work at the Pacific Science Center as an Exhibit Technician. This is an interesting position, since it involves a lot of routine maintenance, but also a lot of independence and decision making for new exhibits.
Website & Branding Design
I worked as an Office Manager & graphic designer at Greywater Corps, a local design and build firm specializing in water conservation in Los Angeles. While there, I undertook branding initiatives for print and digital collateral, and worked with several vendors to develop signs and other promotional items. The most ambitious task I undertook there was a complete redesign of their website, which had not been updated since it’s initial launch in 2009. Their current website is a placeholder I created while the final, more extensive design was still under development.
Here you can see some before and after photos of the original website, obligatory post-it note brainstorming, storyboarding, and the mock-ups of the future design. The old website had lots of white space and blocks of text. We decided on a single-page theme, with separate sections to divide up services and systems. There are some blank placeholders, so please excuse the work in progress! To view the entire file, please download the "Website Redesign" file below. Otherwise, they have been split up into smaller pages below.
Line Drawings & Instructions
During my time as a Production Manager at a lighting & furniture design studio in Los Angeles, I worked on preparing a new lighting fixture for production. It was the first floor lamp at the studio, and needed to be documented to create build drawings and instructions for the Production Team. I developed the line drawings and helped to streamline the assembly process, as we were using unfamiliar technology for this new product. I also created the final instruction sheet, which acts as a final communication with the customer.
Over the summer of 2013, I worked on a 10 week long research project focused on customer buying habits and behavior and Stride Rite sales and marketing data. We were asked to make recommendations on how Stride Rite can improve and expand it's customer base and loyalty, and presented our findings at the end of out internship to the directors, vice-presidents, and executives of Stride Rite, Sperry, Saucony, and Keds. It was only a little completely intimidating.
Here are a few selected infographics I made for the 30+ page presentation. I was also in charge of designing Sperry's intern presentation.
I've recently completed an internship at the lovely Providence Children's Museum in exhibit design. I created a series of 17 shoebox-sized ramp boxes that are on view from February - April 2014, inspired by Dinovember and the 2014 winter Olympics. The resulting project was all about dinosaurs having fun and getting into trouble!
I spent June-August 2013 as the design intern at Stride Rite Children's Group. One of my favorite experiences there was having the opportunity to create my own shoe, and go through all of the steps, from concept ideation to revising the manufactured product.