Introduction to Web Design (CMP 2035)

Introduction to Web Design (CMP 2035)

In the fall of 2014, I taught Introduction to Web Design (CMP 2035) at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. The first half of the course focuses on the mechanics of building webpages, whereas the second half is devoted to the process and craft of building websites. Here are excerpts of documents from the course, including the overview and syllabus.

HelvetiCalendar

HelvetiCalendar

The Curatorial Programs at MassArt wanted a clean, attractive, and affordable calendar for the 2014-2015 academic year. A little while later, and voila! HelvetiCalendar. Dimensions: 36″ x 48″ (Staples engineer prints, $7.79).

Reading and Writing Machines

Reading and Writing Machines

Reading and Writing Machines: An Exploration of Existential Issues in Dynamic Media is my MFA thesis document. The 10×8-inch book was written and designed by me and printed by Paper Chase Press. The thesis is accompanied by a 5×5-inch supplement of post-bacc work, exhibitions, and miscellaneous print work from electives, as well as a mini guide summarizing the main points of my thesis.

Fresh Media 2014 Identity

Fresh Media 2014 Identity

I created a poster, a couple of postcards, and wall signage for the Fresh Media 2014 exhibition. The poster was a collaboration with Fish McGill and Qazi Fazli Azeem. The design is based on previous designs by John Howrey.

Frankentext

Frankentext

This interactive game presents a word or phrase and asks the viewer to decide whether it is a racehorse, rock band, adult film, or computer-generated text. While “real” content is culled from sources across the web, fake content is generated via a computational algorithm. The piece inquires whether we can tell the difference between what people write and what computers write. If we can’t, in what ways does this change our approach to written texts and how we respond to what we read?

View the source code on GitHub.

Friction

Friction

Friction is an experimental web-based publishing system that imagines both automated and human peer review of our social media channels. It is an attempt not only to get us to slow down and think before we speak (and publish) but to re-introduce value to and meaning in our online exchanges.

The 2013 Complete Holiday Fun Kit

The 2013 Complete Holiday Fun Kit

The 2013 Complete Holiday Fun Kit is my annual holiday letter to friends and family. I got it printed through newspaperclub.com on 11″ x 15″ tabloid newsprint.

Birthday card for Becky

Birthday card for Becky

This was a hand-made birthday card (with an assist from a Silhouette Cameo) that I made for Becky’s 21st birthday. Twenty-one white dots in the grid spell the numerals “21.”

Pleasure Cards

Pleasure Cards

My business pleasure cards.

Note: this was before the trend took off.

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