I am an artist, designer, and video production specialist focusing on user oriented design with a combined 10 years of experience in studio art, digital design, and arts administration. Using my skills in fine arts, graphic design, and curation, I have produced commissioned work for the W. K. Kellogg Foundation; worked as a mosaic artist at Cheryl Hazan Mosaics; and served as a curatorial assistant at the Roger Brown Study Collection in Chicago. At my previous position as a Video Production Specialist at Squarespace, I designed mock sites, created artwork, and designed motion graphics as well as wrote, recorded, and edited videos that onboarded customers to the site’s various platforms.
As a fine artist, I am motivated by the idea of empathy. By portraying first person reactions to real-world struggles such as poverty, disease, violence, and immigration, I create pieces that explore different ideas of identity, borders, and kinship to inspire wonder and social action. My themes and approach lend themselves to collaboration, and I am looking forward to working with other artists on dynamic, socially aware, creative projects.
Drawing, watercolor painting, unpredictable imagery, cats from hell tv show, walking in New York, and other things!
Applying for an exhibition.
Anything that's worth doing comes with a challenge.
Genuineness. It's true beauty.
Clipping my cat's nails. Trust me, it's a superpower.
....this is it. :)
Directions to where I need to go. I check before I head out and I'm good to go.
Today, it would be making your own felt.
Edelweiss’ CreativeMornings activity
It was books that taught me that the things that torment me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.
Just because you’re woke, doesn’t mean you’re not still in bed.
We’re in an echo chamber, where it feels like the world is changing, but it isn’t.
Here, in the cold water, I am seeing the same gang of mermaids singing as I always do.
Clicks and shares are the only metrics we have and in many ways become a currency of disaster and a currency of pain.
Sarah Maria Griffin Choosing Empathy - Creative Mornings DUB
Let’s make school less like Candy Land and more like Clue and Dungeons and Dragons.
That’s the big thing with schools, we’re blowing the punchline. We’re telling children, this is what you’re learning so learn it this way, instead of letting them discover it and find it on their own.
Art and abstract skills like leadership and high social and emotional abilities are nice to have but are difficult or impossible to measure.
If school were a game, it would be a poorly designed game.
There are actually a number of famous dyslexics. And it is still surprising to me that we call this a disability
What’s the first game that you play as a child? It’s stay alive.
Ilana Ben-Ari School Is A Poorly Designed Game
Jorge Tellaeche Inevitable, inevitable inevitable...
Si el cambio va a venir de todas maneras, entonces relájate. Relájate, acéptalo, y transforma toda esa energía hacia otra dirección.
La comedia es tragedia mas tiempo. Esta parte de romperse para luego pegarse y ahí hay comedia.
La comedia la podemos utilizar todos como arma para convertirnos en algo mejor.
Hugo El Cojo Felíz Arte de convertir la tragedia en comedia (cc)
Wade Thompson Failure & Pastries
If you figure out what your big beautiful is, it helps you do stuff.