Generated

Fall 2019
In order to explore ideas surrounding fast fashion, fashion waste and the illusion of choice, my project sought to create computer-generated clothing using data scraped from zara.com.  The generated items were interpreted into living garments using all second-hand materials. I first created a javascript program that ran in the command line to auto-download images from zara.com. I batch processed these images to resize, change background transparency, and rename them. The images were used in a p5js program that collaged together elements at random to generate wholly new garments.

With the computer-generated images, I collaged garments together matching the patchwork aesthetic that the program created. I followed the form, shape, and materials as closely as possible, only making accommodations for structural support or based on the limitations of the materials available to me through only sourcing second-hand.






















Making Amends

Fall 2020
My code has taken on a second life as part of a project run by the Trash to Treasure project at UT Austin. My peers Diego Allison (project lead) and Mark Yoder (coder) have adapted the project to use with their store of thrifted clothing collected from on campus residences. Students can select garments to collage and check them out from the organiation to make their own reworked fashion. The goal is to make a collection of clothes that is continually growing and reinventing itself over time with the various students that collaborate on it.
Play with the collaging tool HERE and learn more about Trash to Treasure HERE or follow them on instagram HERE!



Visual
Placemaking

Spring 2019
As part of a collaborative group project, I worked to redesign 5 lobby spaces within the Doty Fine Arts Building on the University of Texas campus. This project is ongoing starting the spring of 2019 and our contribution culminated in a cohesive group proposal to be submitted to stake holders, including the dean of the college. The project is part of an initiative of the college to adapt the antequated brutalist building to the needs of modern student life and create a cohesive vision throughout a disjointed building.

My contributions focused on the basement level and the stairwell leading into it. Although the idea generation between the team was fluid, all models, floor plans, and elevations are my own.  







Basement Lobby










1.5 Level Stairwell 









Poetry Co
Mark

Nightingale

Spring 2020
The project initiated from a goal to utilize blockchain technology in a startup business application. My team consisted of two business majors and myself as the designer. This google chrome extension is connected to a blockchain enabled oracle database where fashion companies can input information on their sustainability practices in a secure way for us to display to online shoppers.
The goal is to empower consumers of fashion with easily accessible information on the hidden costs of consumption so that they can make informed decisions. The tool also redirects shoppers to similar products to the one they are looking at with a higher sustainability score. As the user shops with the extension downloaded, they develop their personal sustainability score based on all previous purchases.








A Tool for Sitting

Fall 2018
College students today exist in spaces where the intentions of the university do not align with student needs physically. Modern spaces have been created with the intentions of appeasing the group, the public, and the reputation of the university. The individual student becomes ignored. The challenge is to take back the space for the individual student and provide them with control over their environment and security over their personal space.

My tool for sitting was designed specifically for the Student Activities Center at the University of Texas but more broadly for all newly created university spaces meant for student use and collaboration. My goal was to create efficient and streamlined seating options that can be modified and arranged to accommodate the fast turnover of students in any large, public space.
In the end, I lowered my seat to the ground and expanded its dimensions in order to make a seated floor desk that can be approached from all sides and used with postures such as sitting, squatting, kneeling, or leaning. The shape and fiberglass material of the final design also imply the ability to reconfigure the seating into the desired position which gives the student the power to choose to sit alone or in small groups.