I’m a visual communications designer caring for communities through conscientious research, meaningful interactions, and well-made things.    



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      I’m a visual communications designer caring for communities through conscientious research, meaningful interactions, and well-made things.











Visual System for the Manor Theater


creative direction, motion graphics
2023

Born from beloved Pittsburgh theater the Manor, the Fourth Door reimagines the Manor’s fourth auditorium as a space for experimentation and community gathering.

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Minor Gestures


print, design theory
2022

An illustrated and typography-focused print book exploring power in design, the concept of the design mind as a public resource, and collective iteration as an act of community care.

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Post - Disaster Communication
in East Palestine, Ohio


design research, strategy
2023

Our team researched the politics of trust and information sharing in the context of community recovery from environmental disasters and built an artifact to lessen the disconnect between the community and information holders.

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Totally Wired!


type design
2023

An experimental typeface born from finding letterforms in the wild.

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Poster Series for Amnesty International


print
2023

A poster series designed for Amnesty International’s fight against human rights abuses. 

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The Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion at Carnegie Mellon


visual identity
2022

Various projects for the Center at Carnegie Mellon, where I also serve as full-time staff member.

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The Bits


Experiements and bits and bobs from freelance and course work.


dublin on film




a pocket manifesto

logo for bob colavecchio photography




wear a mask for the vandal


100 day reflection on color




chapel of reconciliation, berlin wall


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