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Biomimetic Industrial Design

I’m thrilled to be taking my first foray into Industrial Design. Under the expert guidance of biology guru/designer/urban planner Tom McKeag, and our brilliant TA, Patima Pataramekin — who left partway through the semester to start her first real job: UX Design at Apple — we’ve designed two biomimetic projects. 71 more words

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Wednesday Words

This Wednesday I start a new series of posts: Wednesday Words. However the weather is around me and the smells and sights, I’ll put down words to describe them. 14 more words

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Two Willing Sacrifices to the Goddess of Sleep

As though there wasn’t enough to do in grad school, I couldn’t pass up on two chances to take part in CCA’s very different two-day design sprints, held just three weeks apart. 433 more words

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Sending Good Vibes at CAS Nightlife

The second challenge of my biomimetic industrial design class this semester: devise a carnival-style game for the California Academy of Sciences’ November 13th Nightlife event. It had to be fun, engaging, and demonstrate a unique aspect of animal sensation. 196 more words

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First Official Gallery Show!

It’s been incredibly fun and rewarding to experiment with color instead of just words this year. This week, five of my newbie paintings are hanging amongst some brilliant actual-student-artist pieces at the College Avenue Galleries. 20 more words

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The Writing Files: Working While Editing?

It recently got to me that I wasn’t writing anything in bulk. No large projects, no book. I had to wait for my book to be edited first. 161 more words

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Monday Excerpt

Here is today’s little bit of miscellaneous writing. Hope you enjoy it!:

Charlotte whipped around and fixed Katherine with her cold gaze.

“You shouldn’t have said that,” Eliza whispered. 82 more words

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