Graphic design for award-winning
DIY Nano app for iPhone and iPad. The DIY Nano App was produced in
collaboration with the NISE Network to give kids and families an
opportunity to explore nanoscience concepts at home through hands-on activities
high production value, especially for a free app." - Wired App Guide
uncluttered, easy-to-use app can help kids understand how tiny things act
differently." - Common Sense Media
The Sciencenter is a hands-on science
museum in Ithaca, NY. They needed an updated design for their annual report,
which they had previously been handling in-house. They wanted something more
professional and polished. I created a new design and provided guidance and art
direction for photo shoots so that we were able to produce high-quality assets
to work with.
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report
Nano is a 400-square-foot interactive exhibition that engages museum audiences in nanoscale
science, engineering, and technology. Hands-on exhibits present the basics of
nanoscience, introduce real world applications, and explore the societal and
ethical implications of this new technology. Seventy copies of Nano are being fabricated and
distributed to museums across the United States where it will ultimately
engage tens of millions of people.
I worked with the exhibits team at the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Sciencenter in Ithaca to design all of the graphics as well as design and prototype the hands-on interactives. Many of the graphics feature my own photography. Knowing Nano would be installed in many different locations and types of museums, we developed a design that was flexible and adaptable for different venues. The graphics are clean, concise, simple and attractive, allowing Nano to fit in seamlessly with other exhibits at a variety of different institutions targeted to different age groups, and with varied graphic treatments and color schemes.
Sun Science Activity Photos
A new DIY app about the Science of the Sun required an engaging collection of photos to show in detail 13 hands-on activities that children could participate in to learn about the sun and its properties in a fun and comprehensive way. As the photographer for this project, I worked closely with the young models to capture their enthusiasm and provided colorful prop styling to allow the photos to fit in with the overall design scheme of the app.
The Nanooze newsletter is a kid-friendly
magazine about nanoscience for middle school students. Nanooze is distributed
for free to classrooms across the country with a circulation of about 100,000. Nanooze
was started in 2007 and is published about twice a year. There have been 13
issues to date. In addition, two regional issues focus on nano in the state of
West Virginia, and have been distributed to every eighth-grader in the state.
Each issue of Nanooze features
some of my own photography and illustrations that help convey the complex
concepts of nanotechnology. I work closely with the editor to create a high-quality
publication that is engaging and unintimidating. Teachers love the product, and
couldn’t be more thrilled to have the free resource in their classrooms.