Hello + thank you for visiting my site! My design work explores the boundaries between old and new technologies. Through image-making, I use the interplay of image and type to underscore the complexities of the topic I am working on. I make numerous iterations of an idea by hand, playing with materials (mostly paper). These iterations are then digitally scanned and reworked on the computer, sometimes along with creating and photographing 3-dimensional forms. This manipulation of materials is a playful, creative activity with often unexpected results. The form of my work evolves through this process.
The Way You Say It: Jazz Explorations From The Big Class Workshop is a gorgeous collection of poetry and visual art created in a Big Class workshop that explored the elements of jazz and how they can be applied to different art forms.
Big Class’s mission is to cultivate and support the voices of New Orleans’ young writers through creative collaborations with school and communities
Design by Nancy Bernardo
Writing by Allison Schuette
Through text and image, Allison Schuette and Nancy Bernardo explored the ways in which we as individuals and as a society approach the body in order to organize experience. They take anatomy as a metaphor for this process and gender as its subject. By juxtaposing personal narrative with cultural analysis, they first argue that science has played a supporting role in the way patriarchy objectifies women before it turns and problematizes this very position. In the end, Schuette and Bernardo suggest neither patriarchy nor the practice of anatomy is a totalizing system. There are always fissures through which individuals can approach the body.