NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice—Housing

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Video Design, Direction, and Production for MOCJ’s Behavioral Health Task Force initiative. This video introduces the MOCJ initiative for supportive housing.

 

Storyboard collaboration & animation: Chadwick Whitehead.
Music: Matt Stanfield.
Voiceover: Doug Schuetz

 

Developed in close partnership with MOCJ policy experts.

Populace + Blue Ridge Labs

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An introduction to Populace—a communications platform I co-founded as a Design Fellow at Blue Ridge Labs. See HD in vid player for higher res.

 

Conducting user-centered R&D, our team (Sam Gimbel: Product Manager, & Dylan Butman: Engineer) identified a pattern where low-income New Yorkers find program opportunities—like skills-training certification—but face increasing barriers to access as time goes by. Our key finding: there’s no effective communication channel between program coordinator and beneficiary.

 

In response we developed an SMS tool that allows people to opt-in to programs and info via text. In our early pilots we’ve seen program engagement increase by as much as 10x, with coordinators spending 1/20th the time on outreach.

Making Policy Public

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Design lead with Kevin Wade Shaw for the Center for Urban Pedagogy‘s  Making Policy Public program.

 

In collaboration with the Urban Justice Center‘s Safety Net Project, we worked to research, synthesize, and articulate NYC’s complex welfare system.

 

The result was this in-depth guide detailing the application and retention process, which has been distributed to thousands in the NYC metro area.

SynoMapp

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Design and Concept of SynoMapp, is an interactive platform that maps a path of synonyms between any two words. By presenting a sequence of connection between ideas and definitions, we can visualize how meaning moves between them.

 

Shown here are screenshots from the prototype. Images demonstrate path formation between “art” and “design,” how to modify paths by swiping in alternative synonyms, and another search connecting “black” and “white.”

 

Developed with Owen Roberts.

CFA Housing Design Awards

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Identity for NYC’s Center for Architecture‘s new annual Housing Design Awards program.

 

Showing the first assets (call for entry web tiles).

MoMA’s Foreclosed: Rehousing The American Dream

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Identity and motion design for the pre-exhibition phase of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, which examined new architectural possibilities for American cities and suburbs in the context of the foreclosure crisis.

 

Development included identity, illustration, and motion design. Animated by Rob Chapman.Project incorporates many of MTWTF’s pre-existing assets created for the Buell Center.

 

Completed with the MoMA Design Studio.

MoMA’s Foreclosed, Introduction Video

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Identity and motion design for the pre-exhibition phase of Foreclosed: Rehousing the American Dream, which examined new architectural possibilities for American cities and suburbs in the context of the foreclosure crisis.

 

Development included identity, illustration, storyboarding, and motion design. Animated by Rob Chapman.Project incorporates many of MTWTF’s pre-existing assets created for the Buell Center.

 

Completed with the MoMA Design Studio.

MoMA Publications

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Design and design-support for the Museum of Modern Art’s print production output.

 

In coordination with education and out-reach programs, curatorial departments, and special programming from film festivals to workshops.

 

Completed with the MoMA Design Studio.

MoMA’s 194X to 9/11

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Identity, title wall, and interior graphics for the Museum of Modern Art’s exhibition 194X to 9/11: American Architects and the City, in the Architecture and Design galleries.

 

The show presents “design projects for a hypothetical postwar American city, [which] rethink both urban community life and the relationship between architecture and urban planning.”

 

Completed with the MoMA Design Studio.

 

Highland Apparel

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Identity and art-direction for Highland—an NYC menswear brand. In collaboration with Highland founder and designer, Lizzie Owens.

Highland Title Sequence

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Title sequence design and direction for a Highland commercial.

 

Commercial Director: Tim Gehling

DP: Ryan Samul

A Simple Guide to Vegetables

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Vegetable education sheets for Just Food‘s Farm-to-Pantry program. The pads of tear-off double-sided sheets are distributed to NYC food pantries and given to food-pantry participants.

 

The Farm-to-Pantry program “helps food pantries and other emergency food programs make fresh, nutritious, locally grown food available to families and individuals in need.”

 

Illustrations by Claire Typaldos

New Museum’s The Last Newspaper

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10 Newspapers comprising the New Museum catalog for the exhibition, The Last Newspaper. Produced and edited by the Barcelona-based curatorial team Latitudes. Each issue designed with Chad Kloepfer—1 a week for 10 weeks.

 

“…If the artwork assembled in the galleries is dedicated to deconstructing the power and possibilities of the press, then the invited participants are engaged in finding new (and perhaps more holistic) ways of describing the world.”

Bump Construction

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Identity, stationery, and website design for Robert Bump Construction.
Completed at Hinterland Studio.

Scenes From the City: Revised and Expanded

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Revised and Expanded edition of Scenes From the City Filmmaking in New York City. Edited by James Sanders, published by Rizzoli. Produced with NYC’s Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment.

 
Designed with Aron Fay at Pentagram, art direction by Michael Bierut.

Salt Lake City Museum of Natural History

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Information graphics and illustration design throughout the Salt Lake City Museum of Natural History. From lava flows to languages.

 

The graphics and illustrations work in concert with the installations—providing context, minute detail, cypher keys, and activity prompts.

 

Completed at Ralph Appelbaum Associates and with specialists from the SLC MNH.

NYC FreshKills Park

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Signage and fence-panel standards development for NYC’s Freshkills Park, Staten Island.

 

The standards address Phase 1 of a decades long project to transform Fresh Kills—once the world’s largest landfill—into FreshKills Park. Under direction of Project Projects.

Expand MCAD

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An interactive map of the Minnapolis College of Art and Design. Platform includes room identification, interior videos, facilities-list, direct access to room reservation, and overlays of building-usage types. This is a demo of the project from 2007.

 

Designed while in MCAD’s post-baccalaureate program.

 

Original vector maps by Ryan Nelson.