2013 Portfolio

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Build-A-Thoning…

This past May I had the opportunity to participate in a Habitat sponsored AmeriCorps event in Seattle, Wa.  For one week the Habitat for Humanity affiliate in Seattle, Kings County, hosted numerous AmeriCorps volunteers from across the country to join together and get things done for America.  This is a yearly event know as Build-a-Thon, … Continue reading

Hopping Back 2 Hip…

I recently re-visited my sketch book from my Thesis graduate work and decided to see if it actually made sense.  It’s been about 2 years (wow) since researching, thinking, designing and completing(kinda) this project.  I must admit I was a little worried that taking a step back and now together would expose some major flaws … Continue reading

Common[unity] Architecture Beats: Hip-Hop inspired design

My site analysis process was inspired by my daily commute from Forest Park (west suburb of Chicago) to the Loop on the Green Line L’ Train.  Twice a day I observed the changes of the neighborhoods and became interested in the politics of why this was visible.  I passed through the neighborhoods of  Oak Park, … Continue reading

Man[ i ]festo…

I feel my charge as a designer is to find the balance between user need, aesthetic quality, budget and environmental issues, and execute a design that satisfies it, with all people in mind.  To pay the correct amount of attention to each aspect, understanding that the balance will be different for each design problem and … Continue reading

Will work for IDP…

The first step is sometimes the hardest, even when there is some motivation involved, getting the ball rolling is often takes much more than a light push.  Procrastination… Life… Netflix… Hunger… Chores… Work… Sleep… etc… always seem to take up the time allotted to doing other things, in my case, job searching, but today is … Continue reading