Art is how I process and reflect upon the world. I work primarily in 2D (drawing, painting, mixed media), illustrating figures, environments, and metaphors. I was awarded the 30 Under 30 Massachusetts artist distinction twice. More recently, my focus has turned toward graphic design as a way to bridge my artistic and technical interests.
For more, see: my body of work, artist statement, the Firefly Beacon app, and my recent Artist Spotlight in Boston Hassle.
I have 5 years experience with interface design, front-end development, content management systems, and digital museum displays. My career is dedicated to making tech approachable and easy to understand — as I expand my design/coding expertise, I write and create resources.
For more, see: my web projects portfolio, skills overview, . résumé (PDF)guest article on Learn to Code With Me, and recent (January 2018) web skills for artists curriculum.
I work at the Museum of Science, Boston as the user interface designer for the exhibits software team. Earlier — through MIT’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) — I helped produce installations with visiting artists and faculty.
Select exhibitions I’ve contributed toward: The Explorers Club (MFA, DeCordova), The Expanded Field (MASS MoCA), The Colby Trophy Room (MoS), The Hall of Human Life (MoS), The Yawkey Gallery on the Charles River (MoS).
I'm up to the challenge of illuminating and visualizing complex ideas. Science was my favorite subject in grade school. I enrolled at MIT planning to major in chemistry or engineering, and instead focused on architecture and computer science. I'm most excited by opportunities where I can both learn about a subject and design for it.
Select science programming I've participated in: U.S. National Chemistry Olympiad, Biogen Community Lab, MIT Strobe Lab, World Oceans Day, Gastropod's seltzer episode Gettin' Fizzy with It.
Playing the piano and dancing brings me life and connects me to amazing people. 2004 – 14, I performed and/or choreographed for Cambridge Rindge and Latin School's Modern Dance Company, with shows at schools and outdoor festivals in the city. Performances have incorporated props such as balloons, as well as video projection. Most recently, I performed with Leah’s Chicas (all ladies Latin dance group), which tours the greater Boston area several times a year.
The Running Horse logo is derived from the first illustration in my Chinese New Year series. The horse is moving and grounded at the same time, which is what I aspire toward in my work and life.