What We Want is Here

Neighborhood Projects 2012-2018

The Asian Arts Initiative is a multi-disciplinary and community-based arts center in Philadelphia that activates artists, youth, and their communities through creative practice and dialogue grounded in the diverse Asian American experience. In 2017, they asked me to work on a book that would help them to tell the story of their pioneering neighborhood arts projects. The publication documents six years of the Social Practice Lab, the Pearl Street Project, and the People:Power:Place cultural plan.

The design of the book showcases images, sketches, interviews, plans and artwork from these community based projects, including Rick Lowe’s Pearl Street Residency and Meei Ling Ng’s Sunday Breakfast Rescue Mission. The book also features in-depth essays by Roberto Bedoya, Theresa Hwang and Gayle Isa, in which they discuss how arts organizations are redefining their mission in Philadelphia’s quickly changing neighborhoods, and how they can play a prominent role in community development and planning.

Project

Services

Industries

1 Faster Than_

Global Advertising Campaign

Adidas Running

2 Carbon Social Club

Identity Design

Podcast

3 PSFK

Digital Design & Strategy

Trend Forecasting

4 256

Digital Design & Strategy

Gaming

5 Good For One Fare

Installation and Book

Self-Initiated

6 Strategic HR

Book Design

Strategy & Business

7 Adidas Ultraboost 19

Global Advertising Campaign

Running Sports

8 City as Character

Book Design

Self-Initiated

9 Asian Arts Initiative

Book Design

Arts & Culture

10 Kill Screen

Digital Design & Strategy

Gaming

11 The World by Train

Book Design

Self Initiated

12 Next City Anniversary

Editorial Design

Urbanism

13 An Inaccurate, Incomplete and Absolutely True History of the City of Philadelphia

Installation and Publication

Self-Initiated

14 Philagrafika

Book Design

Publishing

15 Michael Snow / Photo-Centric

Book Design

Arts & Culture

16 LoDown x Radical Cutup

Editorial Design

Fashion, Arts & Culture

17 The Pool

Graphic Identity

Fashion

18 The World Stage

Strategic Design, Publishing

Non-Profit

19 Next City

Strategic Design

Urbanism

20 Akustikplatten

Identity Design

Music

21 Heartworm Press

Book Design

Publishing

22 Letting Go

Book Design

Arts & Culture

23 Steve Powers

Strategic Design, Publishing

Art

24 The Stumbling Present

Book Design

Arts & Culture

25 Swindle

Art Direction, Design

Arts & Culture, Fashion

26 Common Touch

Art Direction, Book Design

Arts & Culture

27 City Limits

Art Direction, Design

Urbanism, Publishing

28 Minimal Risk

Graphic Identity

Fashion

29 Riverview

Web Design, Graphic Identity

Real Estate

30 Fels Policy Research Initiative

Web Design, Graphic Identity

Education

31 Red Collective

Graphic Identity

Real Estate

32 Room 21

Web Design, Graphic Identity

Arts & Culture

33 ICPH

Web Design

Non-Profit