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.






The Fourth Door


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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Off Beat


Off Beat is a no tech design concept that repurposes underutilized neighborhood spaces and transforms them into venues for live performance to connect local musicians and listeners right in their own cities and neighborhoods.

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Minor Gestures


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


We 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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Weave


Weave is a digital product that connects people who use drugs with trustworthy information and resources while supporting their agency and protecting their privacy.

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Totally Wired! Typeface


An experimental typeface born from finding letterforms in the wild.

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Amnesty International Poster Series


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

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100 Colors Library


A 100 day practice exploring color as a tool for design.

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The Center at Carnegie Mellon University


Various projects for the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion at Carnegie Mellon.

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The Bits


Experiments, exploration, the bits, etc. from freelance and course work.

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