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Design Researcher and Strategist
I design and research for interactions, services, and business models that meet human needs and desires. I would like to be considered for experience, research or service design projects.
In addition to my design experience I also have 17 years experience as a fine artist, curator, art director, ethnographic filmmaker and business person in New York and Seattle.
Designing for Transition
Hindsight - art exhibition tour device
Interaction / Experience / Research / Communication
To conduct interaction design research in collaborative interdisciplinary teams in order to create sustainable systems comprised of services, technology and products.
Keywords: Design Research, Augmented Reality, Visualization, Service Design, HCI, Emotion, Experience, Social Networking, Support Systems
Design ethnography, participatory design, contextual interviews, usability testing, client relations, task analysis, strategy, user experience analysis, conceptual modeling, blue printing, emotional charting, video, design for service and concept validation.
Graduate Work :
Carnegie Mellon University
Communication / Interaction Design 09:
Communication / Interaction Projects: (research,concepts,service)
(::) Travel App "Word of Mouth"
(::) Visual Patient History and EMR: Mayo Clinic
(::) Biobank Research Donation Process : Mayo Clinic
(::) Mobile Financial Card "Current-C": Microsoft & Motorola
(::) Multimedia messaging "I Remember" : Apple
(::) Transform Airport Security : TSA
(::) Transform Patient Experience : UPMC Medical
(::) Interactive exhibition device "Hind Sight" : Mattress Factory
(::) Collaborative Video Whiteboard "Ivory Slate" : Adobe
Independent Creative Consultant
Selected Experience 1998 - present
Fine Arts, Academia and Advertising :
F i l m :
Experimental Documentary Producer
Experimental 16mm short. Several international awards, gallery and museum exhibitions.Held by MOMA in the Experimental Short collection curated by Chrissie lies.
Documentary film director
Patient / Mother 16mm short.
First exhibited at the International Visual Sociology Conference,
Documentary film director
Tattoo Worlds Fieldnotes from NY.
The adventures of an ethnographic graduate student
gathering tattoo stories of the 'modern primitives' in New York. Collaboration with Mary Kosut, now Assistant Professor of Media Society and the Arts at SUNY Purchase.
Exit Poll Interviewer
2004 U.S. Presidential election (if you wanna call it that)
Election Protection (Broward County Florida)
T e a c h i n g :
Pratt College of Art and Design. NY
Ethnographic Interviewing lecturer
Rutgers University. NJ
Seminar in Contemporary Art
F i n e A r t s :
International exhibition coordinator The Bronx Museum of the Arts:
One Planet Under a Groove - Museum Villa Stuck, Munich Germany
Theresa Cha retrospective in association with Berkeley University.
Valeska Soares, Follies - Museo de Arte Contemporï¿½neo de Monterrey
Gallery owner and director with 3 partners 31Grand Gallery, emerging art gallery Brooklyn New York.
Curated 4 group shows, 20 artists, 10 months.
Incorporated royalties for artists, with goals to include health insurance and grant support.
Fine art collection curator Altria (Philip Morris).NY
Created a themed emerging artist collection for the Corporate Capital Division. Investment increased 20% in the first year.
P u b l i s h i n g :
Art Direction / Book design
Artadia Foundation for artists. NY & Chicago
Art Fair Index Spring 2008
Art Direction /Photo Editor
Bedford St. Martin Press. NY
Focus on Writing
Developed new visual look and feel for students who are not text based thinkers.
Managing Editor Trafika Press Czech Republic (Brooklyn office) Trafika is a literary journal publishing international text for the first time in English.
A d v e r t i s i n g :
Set Designer and Wardrobe stylist
Conceptualize and produce artistic vision of creative director for catalogue print and commercials.
Art Director Warner Bros.
Various lo fi music video art directing, no budget fast and furious make-magic-now with this cardboard style of video production techniques.
Display designer Barneys NY
Same as above but in the windows on 5th avenue with smarter ideas fueling the handicraft,also more varied materials such as make-magic-now with this twig, shoe lace and broken deer antler.
E d u c a t i o n :
AA Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising
Los Angeles and San Francisco
(Design and Merchandising)
BA Evergreen, Olympia, Washington (Ethnography)
MFA Rutgers University, New Jersey (photo / video)
Mdes Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh (Interaction Design Research and Strategy / concentration Service Design) ï¿½09
A w a r d s :
Black Maria best short, Guggenheim project grant, Jerome foundation project grant
Heinz foundation and the MOMA art collection holding of BURN.
Exhibition record, filmography, complete client list and project descriptions available upon request.
Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or
( 917 ) 887 9721
Evergreen BA, Rutgers University MFA, Carnegie Mellon Mdes 09
Guggenheim foundation ::
Heinz foundation ::
Black Maria best short film ( jury ) ::