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I am passionate about:
...using my creative skills to affect people's lives in positive ways. Whether it's simply to create a product that brings them joy, share life stories or solve a serious personal issue, I want to be useful to others. And then there's racquetball.
A little known fact about me is:
I'm a shy extrovert (hard to notice the shy part, because I'm a talker and need people).
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Washington, DC, United States
Visual/Graphic Designer (includes UXD)
"Don't let fear be your guide."
I am a multidisciplinary designer with experience in illustration, digital design, web, print, publication, advertising and marketing design. I incorporate essential user experience design methods, to create successful solutions and positive experiences. Some might call me a unicorn, but I would spell that with an E (Eunicorn).
I’ve finally had a chance to read your comments about this end-of-life challenge idea. I think these are fantastic concepts. Unfortunately, I haven’t been to contribute my thoughts because I’m actually in the process of a real life end-of-life challenge with my father. I’ve been trying to find an assisted living home for him. At 86 years of age he is no longer able to stay alone long term. My dad is very frustrated with his situation and also angry because he feels he’s run of time to tell his story. A few years ago to help him relax I gave him a few journals and told him to write down what he was feeling. From this lead, he started writing a book and has about 19 chapters typed (double spaced of course). My father is socially shy and I wonder how he would feel about such an endeavor as a recording of his story. I plan on getting his feedback about this very idea.
The good news is I was able to find a new home for him and he’ll be moving in the next few weeks. I hope I can follow-up with your progress on this idea once he is settled in.
Thank you for mentioning that my story for the higher education challenge inspired you. I found your personal story and the outline of micro-campuses also inspiring. This idea embraces the original concept of university and community. I enjoyed your presentation and storytelling method which included some awesome sketches! It made me feel hopeful that we can rethink traditional campus models and spread the value learning based on experiences. The more conversations we have about re-imagining higher education, the more possibilities there are for others to embrace new ideas in terms of what education means. Stories like yours, are reminders that there are different ways to learn. I agree… It’s time for an educational revolution.
I would love to see the micro-campuses idea come to fruition. If you think I can help in any way, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Thanks for responding. You're right about this already taking hold in the tech community (I've taken a General Assembly course). In some cases, there are affordable options available that students may not know about. I have to be clear and say I do think it would be wonderful if everyone could experience the idea of what a college life means to them, but amazing experiences await for those that think outside the box.