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




Minor Gestures


Solo Project


Tools

Indesign, Illustrator, Book Binding

Timeline

10 weeks

Overview


Minor Gestures is 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.

Minor Gestures is an illustrated, typography-focused print book exploring power and ownership in design. The book acts as a beginning of a dialogue on the concept of the design mind as a public resource, collective iteration as an act of community care, and how we, the community, can participate in conversations on design outside of an academic context. The thoughts I propose are printed on vellum, erased as the reader moves through the book and welcomes the reader to participate in a written dialogue on design outside of the context of academia.

Minor Gestures is an experiment in community iteration and attempts to be a living culmination of a communities’ experiences and a collective commentary on how we experience (and are excluded from) design conversations and decisions. It is a first draft of a collective vision, an acknowledgement that design is both inherently communal and political, and a call for a shared design process that is radically compassionate and boundless. It views the process of iteration as a collective action. To engage with each other’s ideas in a pen of our choosing and in our own handwriting is a mark of generosity and an act of community care. We offer these small deeds of faith, this collection of minor gestures, in the hope that we can produce an impact far greater than any one of us can do alone.

      Read the Minor Gestures PDF.      


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