Power to the Pedestrian
Publication, Photography, Web Design
This project centers around a 186-page publication that visually explores automobile dominance in Minneapolis with strategies to return power to pedestrians by way of graphic and urban design.
The vast majority of Minneapolis streets are dominated by car traffic and are unsafe for pedestrian life. This vehicular dominance has been normalized on our urban corridors and needs disrupting. That said, many residents are unsure of how to advocate for their neighborhoods and what design strategies are available beyond lowering speed limits. This publication equips urban residents of Minneapolis with knowledge of data, traffic calming strategies, and resources for advocating for people-first infrastructure on their local streets in order to create future streetscapes that benefit all users.
Read more about the project’s process, inspiration, and sources on my self-coded capstone page here.
Master of Arts in Graphic and Web Design | Minneapolis College of Art and Design
Chapter 1: Reality CheckUsing data visualizations, this chapter takes a close look at the bleak reality of walking on the streets of Minneapolis.
Chapter 2: Keep Traffic Calm and Carry OnUsing photographs, diagrams, and text, this chapter delves into specific traffic calming typologies, their economic impacts, and successful examples that reclaimed streetscapes for people.
Chapter 3: Case Study — Lyndale Avenue S and 27th StUsing photographs, street plans and sections, and contemporary examples, this section examines the pedestrian challenges at this notorious Minneapolis intersection and offers traffic-calming-centric solutions to improve the space for people on foot.
Chapter 4: Advocacy ToolkitThis chapter includes additional contacts and resources to support better pedestrian infrastructure and a collection of postcards to distribute to expand their advocacy reach.
Stille is a conceptual sauna and product line that prioritizes a restorative atmosphere and organic, high-quality ingredients. The word "stille" is Danish for still, calm, silent, or rest. In its old Norse etymology, it means to place, supply, satisfy, quench, or alleviate. Inspired by Sjaellandsgade Bade, a historical bathhouse in Copenhagen, Denmark, Stille elevates the communal rituals of sauna-ing and bathing through its relaxing environment and quality spa products. In addition to its services and products, Stille hosts croquis figure drawing workshops to celebrate the body and community openness. These events and the organic ingredients and textures found in the spa inspire the painted illustrations seen throughout the space and packaging.
Services: Sauna gus, warm baths (free for those without access), croquis (figure drawing) events
Products: Natural lotions, essential oils, room sprays
Brand voice: Inclusive, sensory-focused, expressive, calm
Brand essence: natural, relaxing, open, clean, aromatic, sensual, patient
More coming soon!
This scrapbook is a collection of film photographs taken in Copenhagen, Iceland, Berlin, Norway, and Italy while living in Denmark for a year and a half. The publication also includes Danish recipes, handwritten notes written on surfaces throughout the city, and other fond memories of Danish culture. The grid is based on the interior brickwork of Grundtvig’s Kirke (designed by Peder Vilhelm Jensen-Klint) in Copenhagen’s Nordvest neighborhood where I lived.