Southern Fried Masala is a work in progress: a graphic novel that spans continents and generations in hopes of solving the mysterious disappearance of an the author A.B. Shah
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Scale, a 12 total artist show, opened in two locations: Space gallery in Pittsburgh, PA and the Trahern Gallery in TN. Scale’s artists explore the economic downshift in fine arts productions and how it's shaped artists methods & lifestyles.
With over 10 million downloads and 4 million users, Jigsee made it's mark on the mobile video streaming industry. I worked as lead UX designer and Visual Designer for this product.
I worked with Leapfrog Strategy Consulting to activate the Axis brand experience within the home loans application and management process.
I designed & built a portfolio for a well recognized Bollywood Film Colourist.
Bablrr is the product of an international collaboration between Engineer Thiago Hersan and UX Designer Ally Reeves. We like to help the masses keep their quick txts under wraps when it comes to being monitored on anything other than a basic human scale.
At Jigsee we created white lable video apps for partners like: Sony, UTV/Disney, Jump Games, Reliance Entertainment, and Vuclip. Check out some of our work with UTV:
Make Yourself at Home was my contribution to SCALE, an exhibit I curated at the Trahern Gallery at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.Check out the archive and installation
The Look-See Tree was made possible with a grant from the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute, and was part of the Robot 250 program which brought robots to the public arts in Pittsburgh, PA.
Every time I set out to learn something new I come up with some pretty playful stuff in the process.Hear from this Old Bear
In 2009-2010 I received Fulbright/ Nehru grant to travel and work in India. I conducted a year long project aimed at documenting street vendors and their temporary, mobile structures.
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I've taught a number of college and public arts courses at
Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts and the Mattress Factory Museum.
One Mile Garden (OMG) started in 2008, in an on-going effort to catalyze small-scale food production in the city of of York, Alabama.
The Mobile Museum (M.M.)is a portable show space which visited over 20 locations and reached over 2500+ viewers; in person, in spaces in the city of Pittsburgh that were residential and commercial, but typically vacant of public arts programming.Learn more about this the Mobile Museum
John Pena and I created a free bicycle mail delivery service called the Pittsburgh Pedal Express. We built a wooden mailbox and on it inscribed: “Write a letter to someone in Pittsburgh, drop it in our box and we will deliver it by bicycle.
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In my research of hawkers during my Fulbright fellowship, I started to created paper-cut images based on categorizations of published articles that portrayed hawkers in 4 key lights: biographical, architectural/urban planning challenge, statistics and instigators of conflict.
Taco Truck was a collaborative street-level project that sold tacos from a fake taco truck facade. We sold out within a few hours.
The One Mile Meal was a "recipe" for a day of activities exploring local food scarcity -or- availability. After a day of gathering food growing naturally or in nearby gardens, participants cook a meal with found foods: discussing food access in their neighborhood.
In the summer of 2006, I toured the East Coast as part of a 7 member puppet troupe. Our Performance, The Hardest Question Ever, featured chain-gang inspired music, and took place inside a life-size prison cell covered with hundreds of letters written by death row prisoners in the Northeast, US.
Check out photos from the Hardest Question Ever puppet show
I find that a cycle of full team define periods, along with on-going cycles of sketching with visual designers, testing with prototypes ofearly work, and refining to release are the foundations of work that has gone well. I use some version of this for long term projects; with a strategically sliced down version of that for short term projects. If you'd like to know more about my process and observations check out my writing on Medium , follow me on twitter, OR...get in touch!
I love crafting functional and exceptional, user-centered experiences that make day to day life easier and fun. I have lived and worked in the US and Asia, and have traveled extensively in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. My work and my approach to company culture are informed by my experiences in fast-paced digital start-ups, brand and product innovation firms, and my experiences with creativity in fine arts studios around the world. When I'm not at work I draw comics, travel, and read.
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