• 11/07/19 Uncategorized

    Atlanta Streets Alive + Renew Atlanta

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  • 11/07/19 Uncategorized

    2018 Atlanta Streets Alive

    The last Atlanta Streets Alive of the year took place on Peachtree Street, one of Atlanta’s hubs of activity. We wanted to study public support for a complete streets program on Peachtree, which might look a little like this rendering below:

    In this, you’ll see unprecedented pedestrian access to Peachtree Street, where all types of transit modes are able to work together. Even just removing a lane on either side of a 5-lane street like Peachtree and extending bike lanes + street-level retail could make a huge difference in the area.

    Chord Diagram

    You can interact with the Living Infographics project in any order, but for the sake of these results, let’s start with the complete streets chord diagram:

    We saw huge public support for this right away – most people we talked to about Peachtree lamented the congestion and traffic.

    Parallel Coordinates

    Even before the event was over, we noticed a pattern: most of the people who participated at this event were between 25 and 34 years old, had a full-time job onsite (not remote), owned at least one car, and drove it around the city.

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    Parallel Coordinate Breakdown

    Because I’m a data nerd at heart, I reorganized the data a few ways to see if other pictures emerged.

    Employment Type vs Age

    In short: Most of the people who participated in this project work full-time jobs onsite. Also, most people between 25-34 have full-time jobs, either remote or onsite.

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    Age vs Primary Mode of Transportation

    In short: Most of the people who participated were between 25 and 34, and get around the city mostly by driving. The second most common transportation method was taking MARTA (and people in this age group also make up the highest percentage of MARTA riders). Pretty much, the bulk of any age group was driving.

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    Primary Mode of Transportation vs Employment Type

    I was curious about this one and how it relates to commuting habits. Since most people work full-time jobs onsite, and mostly drive a car to get around the city, I feel like we can safely assume you’ll see most of them during rush hour. Remember, you’re not stuck in traffic; you are traffic.

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    Scatterplot

    We found that a lot of people who regularly visit the Peachtree Street area come for work or they drive through as a commuter (okay, and a lot come for DragonCon). Most said that they usually get the heck out as soon as they’re done doing the thing they came for, but really loved the idea of being able to stay and spend time in the area if it was safer and more comfortable to exist as a pedestrian.

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    Gallery

    Check out some of our favorite photos from the experience.

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  • 21/02/19 Blog

    Spare Snacks Rebrand

    I’m working on a project with my interns that helps them build their writing skills. Here’s the fourth one, by Natalia: a recap on the new Spare Snacks rebrand.


    Spare Snacks, formerly Spare Fruit, is the type of company you should want to support just on principle.  The whole concept behind the snack is that it uses fruit that is deemed “the wrong shape, size, or color” and dehydrates them and then turns them into chips. The aim of the company to raise awareness of food waste in general, but specially in the UK.

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    Spare Snacks Rebrand
  • 16/02/19 Blog

    ZARA Rebrand

    I’m working on a project with my interns that helps them build their writing skills. Here’s the third one, by Natalia: a recap on the new ZARA rebrand.


    ZARA: where fast fashion meets marked up prices. Personally, I never fully got the hype of ZARA, and that’s okay. I like that they bring European style to the world, and I dislike the quality and price of the clothes. As a brand, I’ve never really given them much thought.

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  • 01/02/19 Blog

    National Museum of Iceland Rebrand

    I’m working on a project with my interns that helps them build their writing skills. Here’s the second one, by Natalia: a recap on the new Museum of Iceland rebrand.


    The National Museum of Iceland, located in the capital city of Reykjavík, is devoted to highlighting the country’s culture and history. Before it got its own building in 1950, the museum was housed in different attics across the city. Since its establishment, the museum was renovated in the 1990s, and now features permanent collection on Iceland’s history, and iconic contemporary works. Now, thanks to a new identity designed by Jonsson & Lemacks and Siggi Odds, the National Museum of Iceland has a new look.

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    National Museum of Iceland Rebrand
  • 29/01/19 Blog

    Slack Rebrand Recap

    I’m working on a project with my interns that helps them build their writing skills. Here’s the first one, by Natalia: a recap on the new Slack rebrand.


    As someone that doesn’t use Slack but is a designer, the rebrand of the collaboration platform was interesting to watch unfolded through social media. Seeing as I’ve yet to use Slack but know of its notoriety, the company’s decision of a new look came as a surprise. Slack’s original logo, a multicolored hashtag tilted on an angle, already had recognition. Why bother fixing something that isn’t broken?

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    Slack Rebrand Recap
  • 15/01/19 Blog

    How to Build Your Own Snack Stadium

    I have this funny stadium-shaped dish I found at a Goodwill a few years ago and only break it out for the rare occasions when I am a. watching football and b. am excited enough to make snacks. When I brought it over to Rachel’s for the game last week, she told me about snack stadiums. With the Super Bowl coming up, I knew I wanted to make my own.

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  • 10/01/19 Blog

    5 Things You Could Make (and sell) with a Glowforge laser cutter

    When I first discovered the Glowforge a few months ago, I knew it was something special. Since I got it back in December, I’ve probably spent over 100 hours cutting, engraving, and building things, from gifts to crafts to weird utilitarian gadgets. Here are five things that are incredibly easy to make and sell in an online shop like Etsy.

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    5 Things You Could Make (and sell) with a Glowforge laser cutter
  • 02/08/18 Blog

    7 Delightful Games to Learn Design

    Design principles can be technical and boring to those who aren’t working with them all the time. I’ve been collecting some of my favorite games for the past few years that teach design terms in a fun and kind of neat way, and finally collected them all into one list – you can learn how to kern type, use the pen tool, and even play a game that teaches you how to read hex codes!

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    7 Delightful Games to Learn Design
  • 07/05/18 Blog

    DIY: Typographic Guess Who

    Okay, remember Guess Who? It may have been awhile since you last played, so here’s a refresher:

    • You start with all of the tiles up, your own card in front

    • You ask your opponent questions about who is on their card, and use your tiles essentially as notes. “Does your person have glasses?” “Is your person wearing a hat?” depending on their answer, you turn over tiles until you only have one or two remaining, and then you can guess.

    I thought this would be a really great way to experiment with those learning typography. You could ask questions like “Does your typeface have slab serifs?” “Is it a script typeface?” You’d both need to be able to use type anatomy and your knowledge of type anatomy to win. Since you can’t exactly buy a blank Guess Who board, I decided to make my own:

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