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A Paper Forest

Last year, I got to draw 275+ body parts for Tinybop’s very first app, The Human Body. Today, Tinybop released their 2nd app, called PLANTS!. It is basically a working forest in a box (the box, in this case, being an iPad.) It aims to help kids understand that the forest is a system—making nature’s [...]

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Designing for the new Russ & Daughters

“There is no logic that can be superimposed on the city; people make it, and it is to them, not buildings, that we must fit our plans.”  ― Jane Jacobs   Yesterday, the bench outside of Russ & Daughters was the only place to sit. Today, the bagel-and-lox-institution opened their new Orchard Street restaurant to [...]

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A Stand-up Desk (Ikea hack)

With help from metalsmith-extraordinaire Dustin John and better-half Daniel Dunnam, I got to build my dream desk. Specifically, it is a minimalist convertible standing-sitting desk/storage unit made from Ikea cabinets, a top from Lowe’s and a linear actuator. It isn’t perfect*, but it has been awesome to use… and has practically banished the spiritually-degrading work [...]

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New-ish Branding Projects

html { margin-top: 28px !important; } * html body { margin-top: 28px !important; } Recently, I created new visual identities for some of my favorite people/entities—aiming to pinpoint that key thing (for lack of a better term) that makes them beloved. This type of work means lingering on my own excitement surrounding the subject for [...]

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The Existential Calculator (Take that job?)

A paper wheel answering the question: “Should I Take That Job?” About a month and half ago, Adobe contacted me to “make something interesting” for designers attending AIGA’s annual event—pretty much a dream assignment! The project ended up involving two of my favorite things: lo-fi prognostication equipment and paper calculation wheels. A paper calculation wheel is [...]