Design Lead and Art Director

States of Incarceration

States of Incarceration is a project of the Humanities Action Lab, a coalition of over twenty universities led by The New School in NYC.

I worked on this project for over a year while I was working at Picture Projects., an independent new media studio in Brooklyn between 2014-2016.

I led the design and art direction for the web platform.

The Design Challenge

Communicate research undertaken by over 500 individuals across 18 states.
Create entry points for visitors to provide their point of you and for new universities to join the project
Create a connection between the traveling physical exhibition and the online platform.
Potential Users


Students and teachers across the United States


Visitors to the physical exhibition who want to learn more


The public at large

16 months
The Team

The team for the webplatform included Alison Cornyn, the Creative Director, Joe Kirchhof the web developer and I as the only designer.
My Role -
Design Lead & Art Director

    • Conceptulizing the platform and its potential
    • Creating presentations for multiple stakeholders to help them articulate their wants and needs
    • Identifying core features and pages
    • Critical research towards alternate forms of representation of mass incarceration
Communications & Management
    • Participating in core team meetings with senior stakeholders.
    • Communicating with the web developer to problem solve and  trouble shoot
    • Managing timelines and web platform development
    • Writing grant proposals
    • Advising teachers and students on media production and setting guidelines
    • Managing volunteers and guiding data population
    • Research on responsive web design
    • Iterative information architecture maps to obtain clarity from stakeholders  
    • Designing all screens and interactions
Select features UI/UX

IA Drafts

Early presentation slides