So first off I am not a graphic or a web designer.
Second, this website, it’s complicated. The navigation is not easy. And I know, that for many people, thats a turn off.
But really, I’m Complicated.
So this website, its a reflection of me.
It has in it: what I do, what I make, what I write about, what I think about, but mostly its how I think
I want to share how I think with you. Because I have realized, theres a lot that I can do, but there’s not a lot I can do well alone.
I had a very complicated education at Parsons and Eugene Lang. I was a self directed Interdisciplinary student. I studied a lot of things, much of it was design, but I also spent equally as much time in the social sciences, I love to read, the complicated stuff, the anthropologists and the sociologists and even those Comparative International Education folks. I am not afraid of digging through peer-reviewed journals, of thinking, it doesn’t give me a headache. I am a geek. But I am also a designer, really and honestly, I live for it. I can think in systems, both social and technical and even socio-technical, and I love solving problems, because I am afraid of inaction.
But this is where the catch is, I can think, I can brainstorm, I can even make (to a certain extent) but I really work best with other people. The scary part is that I actually love groupwork. I know, it actually scares me a little to admit it. And I am not at all saying that it always goes well. I know that sometimes it’s an ugly, violent, and very irritating process. And I have certainly had my share of those experiences, but it’s those that I have learned the most from. And I know, that despite my wide array of concentrations and studies, I don’t have all of the ideas, and I can’t even realize most of the ideas that I have.
But I can imagine them.
And if I work with other talented people, I believe we can realize them, and imagine new ones.
So I hope to have a conversation with you, I hope you invite me to work on some projects with you, or even ask me to brainstorm some ideas with you, you don’t need to be a designer, you don’t need an idea, maybe just a want, a goal, a feeling.
So get to know me, look through my work, its layered, it’s hard to get through, some projects have descriptions, and their own pages, and others are just illustrations. Theres different ways, you can organize to the left by competency, or by category, or simply just look at the whole array of it on the portfolio page.
Read my blogs, contribute on them, ideate with me. Follow me on twitter, I’m very opinionated, I don’t hide that, I don’t pretend, it’s there for you to see, to comment on, even to critique.