roles: interpretation, exhibit designer, photographer
The refreshed gallery focuses on Albertan talent and showcases NMC produced video content. I developed a flexible, reactive exhibit alongside the Collections and Exhibitions team. The updated gallery showcases content from ATB Storytellers, an oral history project featuring in depth interview with Albertan music personalities.
As part of the proposal, I suggested flexible themed clusters. This was to create modular units that could be updated one at a time. The content creators took this format and used it to demonstrate the diversity of roles in the music industry and showcase talent on stage and behind the scenes. Once the project was approved, I designed the exhibitions to incorporate interactive audio elements. I also designed templates and UX elements for video kiosks.
Once the designs were approved, I finalized and formatted the files for print/project. After testing and installation, the exhibition opened on October 26, 2018 with a media event featuring some of the trailblazers featured in the exhibition.
Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Bass Exhibit
roles: exhibition designer, graphic designer
Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Bass Exhibit is a temporary exhibit at Studio Bell, home of the National Music Center. The exhibition features bass’s from Lee’s collection. For the exhibit, I designed the title walls and advised on the environmental graphics. The final aesthetic is elevated, clean, and slick.
I also created print collateral for the VIP launch, as well as advertisements and merchandise.
roles: curator, photographer, content manager, installer
During the summer of 2016, I interned at the Open Studio Printmaking Center in Toronto. As part of our internship, my fellow intern Bridget Collings and I collaborated on a large group exhibition, titled Summer Salon, which opened on the last day of our internship. Bridget and I curated the Salon from recent fundraising proofs donated to Open Studio by artist members. The sale of fundraising prints go towards the operation budget and helps subsidize member’s use of the studio facilities.
After Astrid Ho, the Print Sales & Archive Manager, approved our print selections we fulfilled the additional responsibilities needed to put on a show. This included: writing publicity copy and co-authoring the show statement, I also organized the publicity materials including online listings and designing the printed collateral and collected the artists’ CV and statements and we both installed the show.
Echoes of the Explosion
roles: project manager, event coordinator, graphic designer
Echoes of the explosion will be a location-aware audio tour of the Halifax waterfront. Composite characters built from archival records will guide visitors through six responses to the Halifax Explosion. The mobile application was conceived in partnership with the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic. The project requires coordinating between Halifax and Toronto teams. To keep up with the project, like our Facebook page.
University of Toronto - Faculty of Information
Contemporary Theories of Art and Culture
Interpretation and Meaning-Making in Cultural Institutions
Issues in Cultural Policy and Contemporary Culture
Locative, Participatory and Experiential Approaches to the Heritage of Place
Museums and New Media Practice
Museums and their Publics
Museum Planning and Management: Projects and Fundraising
Theory and Methods in Knowledge Media Design
“A Tribe Called Red and Cultural Reappropriation” [A Recursive Remix] (audio playlist)
Echoes of the Explosion (mobile application)
Erotic Looking and Common Standards
Excellences & Perfections: Aesthetic Values Across Discursive Frames
The Little Things: Deaccessioning and Disposal of Manufactured Objects in Museum Collections
Panoramas to Virtual Reality: Immersion with Disembodied Visions
Parsons the New School for Design
Designing for Usability
xStudio: Early Imagination