Haptic technology, also known as kinesthetic communication or 3D touch, refers to technology which can create an experience of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user.
I chose bright colors, humanistic iconography and vibrational line work to embody a touch-aesthetic for this international conference focusing on haptic research and education.
Jubilee Arts Youth in Business
Youth in Business (YiB) is a program of Jubilee Arts in West Baltimore that cultivates the entrepreneurial leadership skills of high school aged youth by providing hands on experience operating an art and design based business.
YiB is run by high school students in West Baltimore, so the brand’s style is young, fun, bright, contemporary and urban. As the Program Manager I created all the digital and print content, led marketing and brand strategy with the youth leadership team, taught graphic design courses, and managed client services.
Mockups by Akia Jones. Photos by Lendl Tellington and Avery Griffin.
18th Street HealthCare
18th Street HealthCare is an imagined free healthcare clinic. The mockup wireframe uses a clean, simple layout with a bold and accessible composition, making it easy for users to navigate the homepage and select the care they are looking for.
MCIW: Segregation and Suicide Report
Disability Rights Maryland (DRM) conducted an investigation into Maryland’s only prison for women (Maryland Correctional Institute for Women, or MCIW) following the 2017 suicide of an inmate. They found the facility violated the constitutional rights of people with disabilities who are placed in segregation and did not take sufficient steps to “prevent future harm.”
I worked with DRM to design the cover of the legal report and create an infographic brochure to make content from the 36 page investigation more accessible to the public.
“Denylium” explores how America’s profit-driven and reactionary health-care system might treat those harboring the illness of racism. This hoax: a pharmaceutical company, Miraciprol has released a drug Denylium, that manages the symptoms of Chronic Racial Anxiety Syndrome (CRAS) in white people.
Along with the imagined pharmaceutical company and drugs, I created a full brand identity and marketing strategy; including logo, print marketing materials, product line and website. I performed this installation as a pharmaceutical representative and attempted to sell the (placebo) drug.
The intention was to engage white people in acknowledging the notion that there are consequences for participating in systems of power that oppress others, and to take responsibility for this endemic “disease” that affects us all. Denylium used satirical marketing practices to address the irony that individuals might only engage in anti-racism if there is a direct benefit for them, like... clear skin.