This is a conceptual project I created for those with extreme chemical sensitivity to use while shopping in public places.
The text printed on the gloves serves as a reminder of the most toxic household chemicals found in common grocery and hardware stores. The most harmful chemicals are emphasized through scale. Inspired by ominous cellular structures found in plants, I aimed to create an organic yet clinical style. Following this project, I also designed an ornamental typeface based on the connecting cellular structures.
Voices of Liberty
Soundscape iPod Interface Design
As part of the Potion team, I was the primary graphic designer for the iPod interface in the Voices of Liberty exhibit. While walking freely between audio zones titled with themes such as "Dreams" and "Liberty," visitors listen to poignant firsthand accounts of the immigrant experience in New York City while gazing out at the magnificent view of the actual Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.
While sharing a space in the same zone, multiple visitors will hear the audio interview in sync, creating an intimate yet communal experience. Additionally, the exhibit extends beyond the space itself as visitors are encouraged to contribute their own stories through the exhibition website, which are then integrated as text into the app.
Recognition: American Association of Museums Muse Awards 2010, Silver ID Annual Review 2010, Honorable Mention IDEA Finalist, 2010
Potion Project Credits: Principals: Jared Schiffman, Phillip Tiongson Designer: Caroline Oh Developers: Xiaoyang Feng, Young Sang Cho Physical Exhibition Design: C&G Partners Photos courtesy of C&G Partners. For full project details, visit Potion.
Various quick and dirty poster collaborations announcing visiting artist and designer lectures at CalArts:
Mike Mills In collaboration with Colleen Corcoran
Mathias Poledna In collaboration with Colleen Corcoran
Hirsch Perlman In collaboration with Teira Johnson
Kim Hiorthøy In collaboration with Colleen Corcoran
All 24x36 2007-8
Exercises in Type & Film
Video and Animation
4 Walks in Newhall: Exercises in Type & Film is my final thesis project for the CalArts MFA Graphic Design Program. Based on the structure of Raymond Queneau's Exercises in Style, I explored how typography can add narrative complexity to a film by creating four very short films based on the same story. Here is a video of my favorite of the four called Collage, which combines stop-motion animation and video.
To watch the complete project, which includes all four shorts and a voiceover documenting my research, process and analysis, please visit vimeo.
Good Morning Neighbor
Video and Animation
Good Morning Neighbor: 7 Steps to Graphic Design Pleasure is a promotional video for my design practice that I created while studying at CalArts. Though quickly concocted over a few frantic weeks, I still enjoy the playful nature of this project.
I animated graphics based on Jon Sueda's new identity for the Wattis Gallery for their celebration party. To watch the animation, please visit vimeo.
Wattis Gallery, San Francisco 2007
Drawing: Rhino Bonsai
In 2006, I did a series of drawings of rhinos, bonsai and rhino-bonsai. These are a few of my favorites.
Potiondesign.com displays projects by the award-winning interaction and design studio Potion, founded by graduates of the M.I.T. Media Lab.
Web implementation by Potion. 2011
A few (of about 100) images I created in 2007 under the theme of farms, using ballpoint pen, charcoal, gouache, watercolor, ink wash, pencil and more.