The Science of Sharks Exhibit at New England Aquarium was the first project I was involved in after being hired full-time as an Exhibit Designer & Fabricator. I helped develop initial exhibit content ideas, documented the process, and created a final document to highlight the Charlestown Exhibit Shop involvement and value to the project. These are a few pages of the final booklet that highlight my participation both as designer and fabricator.
This was an idea I had inspired by wanting to take a different approach to fundraising. There are so many collections, walks, and runs that I wanted to try my hand at creating something different supporting a social cause that I care about, but that also impacts everyone.
The idea for this fundraiser is to create a family friendly outdoor event that focuses on engineering and innovation to create a fun way to raise funding for girls education. By looking at a bra less as a gender specific article of clothing and more as if someone from another planet were to look at it, as a strange object, what they might think it was for. I thought of a sling shot for launching water balloons. The event would center around a fun day-long competition of using contraptions built out of bras to launch stuff. There would be food, music, and venders, and all proceeds would go to organizations focused around Girl’s Education or Women’s Empowerment.
This little school of fish was created as a meditative and calming escape. It is a VR experience that is best enjoyed through a phone with a VR headset. Please enjoy while seated.
I wanted to create an interactive poster design to promote the idea of “Paying It Forward”. I have observed that people love to get involved with a campaign when there is a way to show their participation, like a sticker or posting about it on social media. Kindness is powerful and we should all participate.
I wanted to explore the value of spreading kindness and happiness as a social cause, and how happiness can be used as a metric to show population health, economic growth, and economic stability.