10 Jan 2011

new collaboration

A collection of some of the meaningful objects, the raw materials for our piece.

A collection of some of the meaningful objects, the raw materials for our piece.

After years of working as the primary or sole designer at different cultural institutions, I am happy to be able to collaborate with many of the talented designers and artists I have met since moving to Los Angeles. Collaboration has become an important part of my practice, advancing my understanding of graphic design and the role I see for myself the field. In working—and learning to work—with others I stretch beyond where I feel most comfortable. In the process, I approach design problems with new questions or in new ways; observe, consider and act, rather than re-act; articulate my ideas—whether visual or verbal—with clarity, confidence and openness; and learn new things.

I’m delighted to share photo outtakes/process shots from the latest team effort for Collective Show LA. Lauren Mackler invited Juliette Bellocq, Katie Bachler and I to join her in a temporary design collective. Our collective is operating as an arm of Lauren’s museum, Public Fiction, and together we are creating a piece for the gallery and for distribution. Yesterday, we played with creating maps and mobiles out of meaningful objects. I’m looking forward to sharing the final results.

Lauren Mackler and Juliette Bellocq photograph our "map"

Lauren Mackler and Juliette Bellocq photograph our "map"

The map of a "group of groups"

The map of a "group of groups"

Juliette takes a break near our mobile, another kind of "group of groups"

Juliette takes a break near our mobile, another kind of "group of groups"