New Work: NYU School of Medicine

New Work: NYU School of Medicine

After more than a year of hard work, with hundreds of pages built and contributors filling several floors of Midtown office space, the new and greatly improved NYU School of Medicine website has launched. My role has encompassed a hodgepodge of graphic design, style guide development, photo editing, and the establishment of site-wide “motifs” for photographic treatments. Additionally, a number of my own photographs (both commissioned and from my personal archive) are featured throughout its pages.

The result is a very attractive-looking, informative, and modern site that’s worthy of such a prestigious institution. Give it a look!

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Just Shelter

Just Shelter

I’m very excited to announce the launch of justshelter.org, which serves as a portal for raising awareness of eviction’s role in perpetuating poverty, for sharing eviction stories, and for locating housing resources. Under the auspices of our design company Flare/ Fade,  Noele Lusano and I created the site for Harvard sociologist and 2015 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Desmond. The project was conceived as a companion to Desmond’s book, the just-released “Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City,” which you will likely be hearing about in the coming weeks as Desmond promotes it across the country.

Just Shelter has already received mention in the New York Times, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and several other national media outlets.

 

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New photos + web design

New photos + web design

1. Added a few new photos from last winter & fall to the gallery. Uploads have been delayed for the usual reasons: a) shooting on 35mm film, b) being somewhat control-freakish about scanning it myself, but also c) having a larger-than-usual backlog.

New photos may be more forthcoming soon, now that I’ve largely switched over to a full frame digital camera. I’m still attached to the grainy, almost-impressionistic look (and the je ne sais quio) that film imparts, but I’ve also begun to discover the Nikon d610’s idiosyncratic charms. I still, though, find myself shooting Polaroids (using Impossible Project film) with the same enthusiasm, so I’ll be keeping one foot in the analog world.

2. Just finished a website for the education leader Paul Perry, who put me through my paces in terms of design bells & whistles.  It was an interesting exercise in compiling a lot of disparate textual information into a single-page scrolling format, which I think more commonly lends itself to a flowing narrative, short blurbs and lots of icons and other graphical elements. The solution was to make the longer text passages expandable & collapsible, and to use graphic adornment (such as company / organization logos) wherever possible. He also came up with the idea of embedding his LinkedIn profile, which I think might be a good option for those looking to incorporate a dynamic resume into their personal websites.



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