Rooted Moving Survival Guides

[up]rooted: Moving Survival Guides

This is a series of survival guides written specifically for girls who are moving at ages seven, fifteen, and 22. Since I am well experienced in the art of relocation and have moved at those specific ages, I decided to write and design guides to help others through the disruptive and often emotional process.
I designed each book for its intended age. The “Age 7” book includes illustrations and handwritten text. The “Age 15” book includes handwritten text and no illustrations, and the “Age 22” book uses no handwritten text and vector illustrations.

 

I designed a playful logo for the [up]rooted series to use on the title pages.

SF Neighborhood Map

SF Neighborhood Map

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This is a map that I made during my time as a design intern at Upperquad. I was asked to create a map of of Upperquad’s neighborhood in order to show others how unique and lively the surroundings are. Since Upperquad sits right in between quite a few SF neighborhoods, I chose a cheery color palette to differentiate them. I came up with a series of icons to show the great dining, shopping, and nightlife nearby. I hand-drew the name of each locale – try mousing over each icon!…

Sincerely is an app that helps users find perfect gifts

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Sincerely is an app that helps users find perfect gifts for everyone on their list, and stay on top of their gift-giving so they’ll never miss an occasion. I designed this for the person who wants to discover gifts that are curated for their specific recipient. Users can also browse specially curated collections, find all their friends and loved ones with Facebook/Contacts integration, keep track of their gift purchasing, and add their own gift ideas.

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When they sync with Facebook or their contacts, users can find friends and either choose to set reminders for upcoming occasions or create a new list specifically for them. forgetting a gift is now a thing of the past!

The Gift Wizard will curate a selection of fantastic gift ideas when the user provides information about their recipient – what they like to do, what their interests are, and their personality traits. The user can also make sure to stick to their budget by specifying a price range.

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Users can make organized “lists” to collect gift ideas for a specific recipient or event. They can also create their own “wish lists” of what they want, and share them with family and friends.

When one taps on an item, they can choose to add it to a list, make a purchase, view similar items, and see other lists that contain it.

I also mocked up a quick landing page for a potential web presence, encouraging people to download.

Climagraphics

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Climagraphics

This is my Degree Project at RISD, and is still a work in progress. I designed a set simple, subversive icons that illustrate different aspects of human-induced climate change and sustainability.

You can download them and use them for free, without license at climagraphics.com.…

Rising Waters is a mobile website

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Rising Waters

Rising Waters is a mobile website that provides coastal residents and visitors with the essential facts of climate change. I was motivated by the fact that there is a plethora of data about climate change online; however, most of it is hidden in lengthy documents, obscured by poorly designed graphics, and overall difficult to read and relate to. I wanted to design a lightweight interface for the average person who has a limited knowledge of what’s really happening to our planet.

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The Entry Points

are signs posted in coastal towns, indicating the mean sea level predicted for the year 2100. When the user holds their phone up to the sign posted, they will be launched into the site.

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Upon entering, one encounters an interactive map, where they can see a visualisation of how their location could be affected by rising sea levels by toggling different levels. The blue area indicates land that will become submerged.

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The site also includes:

  • Basic information about carbon dioxide;
  • How humans generate it and its effect on the planet
  • Information about past and future sea level rise;
  • Regional effects of climate change;
  • “Take Five!” – five easy steps anyone can take to help the environment;
  • Resources to learn more.

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