About

I'm a designer and front-end developer living in Portland, OR. I specialize in publications, branding, and web applications. View my CV, or email me to request a PDF portfolio.

Selected clients

Yale Union, Orchard47, Esperanza Spalding, Davina Semo, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Sequence Press, WebMD.

Education

BFA Graphic Design

Web development Certificate

UX Design Certificate

Institution

PNCA

Epicodus

Hack Oregon

Year

2015

2011

2011

Flash

The next generation of climbing

Book spread
About

This book is about the future of rock climbing. In this project I was interested in exploring the ways that climbing has progressed and is progressing. Leaps in technology have allowed inhuman feats to become possible, and the people pulling off these feats are younger and younger. While climbing is a personal story of progression and pushing oneself to the limit, there are also beautiful communities created via the internet, welcoming new people to the sport who have previously found it unwelcoming. The future of climbing is bright, and I mirror that brightness in the hopeful tone of this book.

Flash is split into five sections: first, an original risograph-printed introductory essay to situate the contents, juxtaposed with a bitmapped rock climbing holds. Then, a series of photos from the golden age of Yosemite climbing, followed by a set of three articles about queer climbing culture.

Next, a section of bitmoshed footage of contemporary climbers (Ashima Shiraishi and Kai Lightner) overtaking their predecessors (Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra); the superimposed videos showed the  previous generation of climbers overtaken by younger climbers. In contrast with the video piece, the same section included photoshop collages of climbing hardware mimicking styleGAN output. In the final section, a series of screenshots of Google Earth locations from a random forum commenter’s joke-favorite places they have ever climbed.


Date

08/2019

Category

Publication

Client

Role

Design, writing, illustration

Dimensions

8x10in

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