Work For Public Workshop + Tiny WPA
Public Workshop and it’s sister non-profit Tiny WPA work to create uniquely engaging opportunities for youth and their communities to shape the design of their cities. I’ve worked with Public Workshop since 2013. I starting by volunteering, then was hired as a designer to work on specific projects, then in the summer of 2016 after the founding of their non-profit – Tiny WPA. I was hired as a graphic designer and builder at their community makerspace at 4017 Lancaster Ave. in West Philadelphia. Between both organizations, I’ve worked with teams of people from diverse backgrounds to design and build large scale projects across Philadelphia.Including mobile hangout pods at the Eakens Oval (shown above) and while overseeing the design and installation of graphics for the makerspace at 4017 Lancaster Avenue.
Smith Memorial Playground and Playhouse
Over the Summer of 2013 I worked with a team of individuals to build an adventure playground addition to Smith Memorial Playground in Fairmount Park in Philadelphia.
The Fairmount Launch at Eaken’s Oval
Over the Summer of 2016 I spent a few weeks outside working with a group of volunteers to build rolling hangout pods for the Fairmount Park Conservancy in “The Oval” – a pop up park adjacent to the Philadelphia Art Museum. These pods were designed to act as a launch point for visitors of The Oval to explore Philadelphia’s much larger Fairmount Park.
Over the Summer 2016 when I wasn’t working with the team at The Oval, I helped on other design-build projects across the city and as a designer for both Public Workshop and Tiny WPA at their makerspace at 4017 Lancaster Avenue. My work included vinyl graphics for the windows of the makerspace, t-shirt designs, guerrilla wayfinding signage, and more.