For the past 10 years, I’ve been provoking new insight through adventure and play. I thrive on expanding people’s horizons with first-hand experience and broadening our ability to empathically imagine the experience of others. I’m driven by an innate appetite for exploration and coloring outside the lines. My work has taken the form of games, adventures, gatherings, documentary media, and educational endeavors.
As a Senior Designer at SYPartners in New York City, I help create systems of human-led, purpose-driven transformation at the organizational and societal level.
Independently, I’m exploring the design of transformative social experiences by comparing sex parties, funerals, and wilderness trips. The research started through graduate work at the School of Visual Arts’ Design Research Program and went public through a research residency at NEW INC of the New Museum.
I advise documentary and educational organizations, including:
- The Heart Radio, a Peabody Award nominated podcast about sex and intimacy.
- Photography, Expanded, an initiative of the Magnum Foundation to inspire documentary photographers to extend their storytelling practice beyond the still image.
- The School for Poetic Computation, an artist-run school about the intersection of code, design, hardware, and theory.
You can occasionally find me hanging out at Orbital.
I co-founded two design practices: Sextantworks, which orchestrated adventures in places you aren’t supposed to be, and Antidote Games, which creates playful experiences for understanding complex realities.
Before that, I traveled extensively doing documentary projects and collaborative media production in Guatemala, India, and Brazil, and pursued a Fulbright-funded project in Ethiopia.
I have an M.A. in Design Research, Writing, and Criticism from the School of Visual Arts, a B.F.A. in Design & Technology from Parsons, and a B.A. in History from The New School University.
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