In my writing I work to bridge the gap between the pragmatism of contemporary design practice. I find and cultivate connections between these two equally important facets of my field. Traditional research methodologies and the use of primary source material allow me to collect and distill material on a range of issues affecting contemporary design practice.
While contemporary issues in design have provided much of the focus of my research, I am equally cognizant of the need to look back and to document the history of what is a relatively young field. The book Elaine Lustig Cohen: Modernism Reimagined (RIT Press, 2014) was different from previous projects I had worked on. It examines the work of a pioneering graphic designer from the mid-twentieth century whose work has been gravely underrepresented in the historical canon.
As I look ahead and begin to form ideas for new projects, I remain committed to the idea that research and scholarship are more than a means to an end; they provide a way of approaching narrative and the material environment
Types of writing I've had published or used by clients
Academic program and curricular reviews Articles (academic, trade and alternative)
Books (academic, trade)
Copy for websites and social media
Encyclopedia Entries (academic)
Promotional Copy for Print Materials
Reviews of books and films (academic)