Infographics illustrating the expansive and diverse network built by specific teams and departments within Steelcase Health
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Just plain fun.
I started making handmade cards for pleasure in the early 2000s. Starting in 2016 I’ve been making New Year’s cards featuring the animals of the Japanese zodiac which are the same as the Chinese zodiac.
The office of Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (ISE) of the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health requested an infographic showing all the programs and experiments it had created since its inception.
The graphic includes information such as which stakeholders a program engages, how a program was initiated, how long a program ran for or if it persists, which departments within the school participated, level of student engagement, whether an experimental program led to the creation of another program, etc.
Identity design for Chase Garden, a public garden located near Graham, WA, an hour south of Seattle
[Update: Chase Garden has new owners and is no longer public. It is now only open to the public twice a year.]
The Chase Garden is unique for its modernist aesthetic and sits on a bluff overlooking the Puyallup River Valley with spectacular views of Mount Rainier. Ione and Emmott Chase, the creators of the garden, drew inspiration from their love of Japanese and mid-century modern design. Ione Chase had a particular interest in textiles and Marimekko designs. I used that as the starting point in designing the logo.
The logo features an Erythronium oregonum (white fawn lily), a native perennial of the Pacific Northwest that grows happily and prolifically at the garden. The nodding stem of the lily hints at the slope of Mount Rainier.
The garden requested color variations of their logo for use depending on the season and what is in bloom.
Wall/Environmental graphics for the Steelcase showroom, NeoCon, Chicago
Steelcase produces office furniture, architectural and technology products for office environments and the education, health care and retail industries.
These large-scale prints were reproduced on various materials such as fabric, magnetic substrate and vinyl, and applied to Steelcase's VIA panel system for its product launch.
This graphic was part of an internal presentation package for a Steelcase Health project. It shows forecasts in technology, the healthcare industry, population health and how the market may respond in delivering healthcare through a diverse array of venues.
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Annual publication by the Garden Conservancy's Open Days Program, a nonprofit organization based in New York's Hudson Valley
Open Days organizes garden tours and educational events across America. This 300+ page soft-cover book serves as its main promotional item. It is also used as a membership perk of the Garden Conservancy.
The 2016 edition was a major redesign from previous editions using a new set of typefaces consistent with the new website that lends itself to a more light, airy and playful feel. Also new to the book were maps, more photographs and added iconography.
The Open Days Program booklet was a pre-book-release promotional item that highlighted the upcoming year's events and also reminded the public of the Garden Conservancy’s core mission.
Package design and digital assets for Von Robinson & His Own Universe's album, You're Welcome, With Love
Von Robinson & His Own Universe is known for their energetic shows driven by their comedically bombastic on-stage personas. They deliver music, humor and social satire for an experience that has drawn comparisons to “a modern-day Smothers Brothers.”
The imagery for the CD and website is egotistical, splashy and loud as the band likes to pretend to want to be. It is also cosmic and space-y, filled with "star stuff" and colliding particles and uses colors from spaceman toys of the 1970s—all things that Von Robinson loves.
Print and digital publications
My relationship with the Garden Conservancy, a nonprofit organization with a mission to save and share exceptional American gardens, spanned several years. I designed brochures, digital and print newsletters, books, postcards, posters, event programs, indoor and outdoor banners and signage, digital and print advertising, invitations, letterheads, business cards, membership cards, and such.
Gardening is great!
A selection of paint scheme proposals for Steelcase, Inc.
The new paint scheme for one of Steelcase's corporate jets needed to be fresh and complement the newly-designed jet interior, yet remain familial enough to their existing fleet of jets, shuttles and cargo trucks.
Empath is a recliner by Steelcase Health. The clean and simple graphics for the caster lock and Trendelenburg pedals located at the bottom of both sides of the chair are easily understood and legible without the use of text and clearly visible from a standing position, no stooping.
Play Orbit is a multidisciplinary creative studio led by Von Robinson, my partner, and myself. Inspired by Eva Zeisel, one of our mentors, we adopted her 'playful search for beauty' design philosophy and bring a playful "deep design" approach to complex issues. Grounded in systems thinking, deep ecology and the principles of living systems, we collide ideas and matter, turning out strategies, experiences, processes, objects, films, visuals and music that fit within the larger system and contribute to health and happiness...and we think fitness is beauty.
Learn more about Von Robinson's music.
Von and I are also involved in mentoring and educating the next generation of designers and creative thinkers. Von is currently a professor of product design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI and has also engaged with the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, School of Information and Stamps School of Art & Design and with the Parsons School of Design. I was the Design Lead at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health Innovation Studio. I also managed a UX design program for the University of Michigan's School of Information and coached students at the College for Creative Studies.