Café Terrace for Excel

Vincent van Gogh’s 1888 oil painting,  Café Terrace at Night is certainly a masterwork. But it was painted in a time before Big Business, before computers, before corporate expediency. But the white-collar worker is too busy to mess around with oil on canvas. So I’ve updated Old van Gogh by translating his painting into a Excel sheet. After watching Matt Parker’s stand-up comedy routine about spreadsheets, I … Read More

Neuropsych PowerPoint

Information Design: a PowerPoint presentation in clinical neuropsychology. The doctor who gave the presentation was a certified genius, and I am proud to have played a role in disseminating her research. Cole Nussbaumer at Storytelling With Data wrote an interesting post last week about choosing between light and dark backgrounds for data visualizations. As Cole mentions, dark backgrounds, combined with bold, … Read More

HS Student Book Trailer

I am very happy to have helped Nick E. create an awesome “book trailer” for his high school English class. Nick is a super-bright boy, and his creative energy shows in the final draft. Nick and his mother envisioned their own movie studio which would produce the trailer for James Dashner’s Scorch Trials. Nick and I brought the studio to life … Read More

Animated Production Bumper

I made this studio production bumper/logo in Adobe After Effects. This being one of my first animations in After Effects, I tweaked a template, adjusted the coloring, added audio from an open-source archive, and basically cobbled. It’s not entirely original, but what is?

Treehug App

Another prototype for the International Society of Arboriculture. They were looking for a quick app mockup (made in just a few days). I accomplished this by using some Adobe XD templates. Note: The below video is embedded in portrait orientation. Scroll down to see the play button.

360 Degrees of Arboriculture

The International Society of Arboriculture asked me to create a prototype quiz in augmented reality. The point is to teach arborists about the benefits of trees by having them take tests in virtual space. 

Founding a Design Lab

I helped to kickstart the Rutgers Writing and Design Lab (RWDL), a forward-thinking multiliteracy center with a focus on digital composition. The RWDL offers face-to-face tutoring for a population of nearly 6,000 students, as well as workshops in document and instructional design.  As a senior consultant, I helped create student videos, craft effective presentations, podcasts, and web publications. We also … Read More

Kickstarting a Digital Studies Center

I helped to kickstart and grow the Rutgers-Camden Digital Studies Center (DiSC), an interdisciplinary, collaborative research, development, and education center. DiSC helps facilitate, support, and promote projects made possible by the convergence of digital technologies within the humanities as well as the arts, natural, and social sciences. Since I was was there at the beginning of the DiSC, I partnered with … Read More

Snip | RC Game Studios

I worked as a project manager and game producer for R-C Game Studio — a videogame collab operating out of the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University. In my role as project manager, I coordinated various aspects of game production: selecting and approving the storyboards; coordinating the writing, directing, editing; offering technical advice on prototype builds. I helped to keep … Read More

Premiere Pro – Video Experiments

Jan Holevik’s Rhetoric and Info Technology course was an intensive masterclass in Adobe Creative Cloud software. I read a ton of theory — and each week, instead of writing papers, I created video-reactions based on those readings. But saying I completed one video week per video is a bit misleading. I was teaching two undergrad courses at the time, taking … Read More