Spooner, WI Railroad Park Archway
Spooner's Railroad Park is a multi-year city/community investment in redeveloping the historical railroad yard and Roundhouse into a four season city park. Located at the intersection of Front St. and Walnut, and anchored by the existing Railroad Memories Museum, the park Archway will welcome visitors and park users and act as a gateway to park paths, the Roundhouse, Museum and in the future, reestablishment of rail services. Archway construction to begin in 2022.
Rustic/Contemporary Inspired Lake Home
These plans reflect a terrific creative relationship between me and the owners. We worked through what inspires them, and I modified their simple box-plan by shifting sections of the floorplan to meet their space and room requirements, while adding some charming lines.
The YOUMedia Library serves community teens providing an open, inclusive, safe, inspirational and fun place to socialize and study. I applied an urban courtyard theme, angled the floor plan to create good sight lines and reflect a sense of the indoors and outdoors within four walls. Enjoy!
Navajo Home/Work Space
Annually, the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) organization runs a student competition. This is my entry.
Three shipping containers, 55% of the design needed to be living space, 45% work space. Quite a challenge, but I'm happy with my entry!
Spooner Roundhouse Lighting Design
As part of an ongoing project I'm helping with as Executive Director/Designer for Spooner's Friends of the Railroad Park (FORRP), I spent some time developing a lighting design for portions of the space we will be rehab'ng in the coming years. This was a great research opportunity and I love working with these historical buildings.
Flow and Aura: Arts and Crafts philosophies made
manifest in present-day, hands-on research.
Submitted and accepted to the 2022 GPEA Polytechnic Summit in Darmstadt, Germany, this academic paper explores how the 19th Century Arts and Crafts movement has influenced our contemporary ideas of material culture and labor.
Existing museum or public entertainment venues planning to offer visitors augmented reality experiences need an affordable, sustainable and scalable solution serving a diverse audience.
Design an effective, unique, innovative, safe, sustainable, augmented reality/multi-sensory device manufacturable in either small batch or mass production levels. The solution should accommodate diverse spaces, exhibition/entertainment and diversity needs. It should be multi-functional scalable, easy to service and upgradeable.
Samara Solar Light
Current solar powered outdoor lighting is cheaply made, difficult to store and has a high structural and functional failure rate due to harsh environmental conditions and sub-optimal designs and materials.
There are four uses for outdoor lighting.
- Navigation – Assists in way-finding
- Safety – Renders hazards more visible
- Security – Assists personnel to protect persons and property
- Aesthetics - illuminates a cultural display
Design and/or develop modular, scalable and durable sun-powered outdoor luminaries, sustainably manufactured using locally sourced materials that can be scaled and stored in singles and multiples compactly and will provide illumination for multiple outdoor lighting needs.
Learning my chops in advanced design illustration, this Leica camera, reconstructed from source photographs, presents a simple elegance.
sunshine coffee maker
This was a great chance to research product design to understand mechanical parts of this simple machine, then apply what I learned to a new and refreshing design!
Every Story has a Beginning!
In the years prior to starting my MFA in 2019, I completed a BFA in Graphic Communications at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh and experimented with other fine art mediums like serigraphy, photography and illustration!