Posts Categorized: Illustration

STEAM Robotics zine

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As a recent Schara Resident through the University of Michigan Stamps School of Art + Design, I was able to engage with Detroit students and teachers to integrate art and design into existing curriculum. Through the generosity of the Michele Schara Artist & Designer in Residence Program, part of the Stamps’ Detroit Connections Program, I was able to […]

PowerHouse Map Collaboration

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Power House Productions (PHP) is an artist-run, neighborhood-based nonprofit who develops and implements creative neighborhood stabilization strategies to revitalize and inspire the community. They believe safer, sustainable and more creative neighborhoods will emerge through the long-term work of artists and designers in a community. While living down the street from PHP, I created the hand-drawn aerial […]

UNICEF: Anthropometric Nutrition Posters

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As a consultant for UNICEF Botswana I developed, designed and illustrated training materials for government health workers. The materials summarized technical anthropometric nutrition measurements including: Oedema, MUAC, Length/Height & Weight. Participatory design approaches were employed to develop a design specifically engaging to the target audience. I worked out of the Nutrition Unit in the Botswana […]

MFA Thesis: Ethiopian Childbirth Manual

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Health Extension Workers are the foundation of Ethiopia’s new health decentralization program which aims to increase health coverage in the rural areas. These workers are based in areas where they are originally from; they are young and enthusiastic women and men trained in preventative care. In summer of 2007, I lead a team of researchers […]

GAA: Soil Conservation Billboard

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This project was created during my time as a consultant for the Bahir Dar branch of German Agro Action, a food security NGO working in Ethiopia. This 3m x 4m billboard details soil conservation tactics, including check dams, low-impact grazing and irrigation as well as soil securing vegetation and basic nutritional information. The intended audience […]

Other Health Material Design

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Research assistant, designer. Discrete Choice in Health Utilization. Ann Arbor. 2007. Designed and illustrated Dr. Margaret Kruk’s discrete choice survey, used to interview rural women in Tanzania about their decisions to seek professionally attended childbirth. Survey also implemented in Ethiopia. Intern, writer, designer & illustrator. Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, BoFED. 2003-2004. Illustrated and wrote participatory monitoring […]

Other Illustration & Design

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I started out as an illustrator. I enjoy working with pen and ink and paper whenever I have the chance. Included are a few extracurricular illustration and design projects. Captain & Designer. Hamtramck Hamsters. Detroit, MI. 2009-2012. Led the small but mighty Detroit City Futbol League’s Hamtramck team into friendly battle on a weekly basis. […]