Recently I have been teaching at Pratt and at Rutgers. I’ve been collecting my teaching materials—sometimes tutorials, sometimes emotional workshops, sometimes art assignment—to a portal I’m calling “The Center for Dizziness and Balance.”
The throughline between my teaching and my creative practice is to find useful disorientations: misheard phrases that spark interest; quick glances at the clock when a second feels strangely longer; sudden vividness when a truism feels deep. Therefore, the name here is taken from a rehabilitation center seen driving 65mph down the Garden State Parkway—the center between dizziness and balance.
Open Flame is an amazing queer comedy open mic, and I was super excited to make their website. The thing that makes their event so special is the amount of community building that happens in the audience. I’m happy with the finished product, but there was nice sketches along the way. Might make them into my own personal projects soon!
I’ve been working on this component that tries to answer the question, “how do we dissect a photo?”
It’s had a few lives, but this one is my favorite: gave us handwritten annotations of her painting. We wanted to tell the reader what she had to say, and it was important that her hand was present.
Jess Kuronen and I built a site for Todd Oldham’s return to fashion. The site features Todd’s signature whimsy and love for color. There’s also a ton of weird videos for practically every product, which to us feels novel for an e-commerce website.
Jess and I are happy with the site’s color scheme picker, like it’s 2005. We think about it like the poetics of getting dressed up.