Future Earth Catalog

research and design for Future Earth

Future Earth is a community and online platform that seeks to inspire meaningful engagement with the climate crisis througheducation and social media. Future Earth was founded by Max Moinian and Stephanie Shepherd Suganami with design direction led by Sydney Rae Hass. My role began in 2020 as a design and research intern, These posts were designed by me under the direction of and with some edits by Max and Syd. I am currently in the role of Research Creator, focusing on the research side of posts rather than design, and the content for series: Follow Fridays, and Good News Tuesdays. 

 

Lateral Objects

Stefan Beckman Studio | role: graphic designer

Lateral Objects is a home objects design lab out of Stefan Beckman Studio, based in NYC. The collection is inspired by the bold pop colors of California art in the 1960s and the supergraphics design movement of the 1970s.

Lateral Holiday Graphics - 2021

Bellport Popup - t-shirt graphics

MSGM x Lateral Objects Towel Design Collaboration Graphics

 

Snap Inc. Graphics

Stefan Beckman Studio | 2020

Save the Date graphic options for Snapchat Summit 2020 (Cancelled due to Covid)

 

Logo Design: Sustainable Mocean

Logo design for Newport RI-based reusable take-out container company, Sustainable Mocean

 

Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center Graphics

While at the Jones Beach Energy & Nature center, I prepared for the public opening of the center, reviewing graphics, producing print materials, and reviewing and coordinating online presence with a web developer for squarespace and eventbrite. One of the graphics I produced was a 3D Map of the center as a guide for the audiotour. The audiotour takes a visitor through the center and the gardens. I also established a social media presence and created design guidelines for the staff. 

 

Jones Beach x Parley

Product / Graphic Design | Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center | 2020

The Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center, located in Long Island New York, worked with Parley for the Oceans and local artist James Prosek to offer unique Ocean Plastic® tote bags that help remove marine plastic waste from the world’s oceans. In my role, I brought forward this idea and used a digitized version of the artwork provided by the artist to create a variation of the piece for print on the bags. As a center that is literally steps away from the ocean, I selected this brand for their ethical production of merchandise. The use of this brand is in line with the goals of the Jones Beach Center, to be more concerned with environmental impact rather that just environmental appreciation.

 

Lo-TEK Illustrations

Under direction of Julia Watson, Author and Creative Director

In an era of high-tech and climate extremes, we are drowning in information while starving for wisdom. Enter Lo—TEK, a design movement building on indigenous philosophy and vernacular infrastructure to generate sustainable, resilient, nature-based technology. 

Designers understand the urgency of reducing humanity’s negative environmental impact, yet perpetuate the same mythology of technology that relies on exploiting nature. Responding to climate change by building hard infrastructures and favoring high-tech homogenous design, we are ignoring millennia-old knowledge of how to live in symbiosis with nature. Without implementing soft systems that use biodiversity as a building block, designs remain inherently unsustainable.

Lo—TEK, derived from Traditional Ecological Knowledge, is a cumulative body of multigenerational knowledge, practices, and beliefs, countering the idea that indigenous innovation is primitive and exists isolated from technology. It is sophisticated and designed to sustainably work with complex ecosystems.

Illustrations and research done under creative director and authorship of Julia Watson for publication.

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