I’m interested in people. As a designer, this means I seek to understand the underlying motivations and intentions that drive interactions. In my current work, I’m particularly interested in what this means in how artificial intelligence is changing industry and social norms.

Before returning to school at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Design, I was working in makerspaces. That environment taught me a lot about culture and the built environment, both things that continue to influence my work.

Interested in seeing some of my past work?

 

Design

Whether graphic, digital, print, event, or curriculum, design has always been a part of my life. Most recently, I have been working on documents and websites about TechShop's managed services. This involves +200-page feasibility studies that are distributed digitally and physically and a website outlining these services. My preferred programs include Illustrator, InDesign, Fusion360, Wordpress, Squarespace, and, when applicable, Arduino.

 
IMG_4231.jpeg

Education

I teach at Prototype and Carnegie Mellon University. I've taught all age levels and a wide variety of topics, from laser cutting to zine making. Previously, I've worked as the Education Manager (and instructor) of TechShop Pittsburgh, Education Coordinator of Assemble, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts summer camp instructor, and a Digital Corps mentor.

 
worldmakerfaire.jpg

Making

I've never been siloed in a singular medium. My projects experiment with the boundaries of materials, culture, and context. This is also how I learn best—by taking on experiments that push my own boundaries. The gallery above is a sampling of some personal projects. Interested in following the development of my Arduino phone or KZ400? Follow me on Instagram @elouiselarson.

 
0A8CE915-E3F5-4CA9-9882-1C9733A3B56D-3381-000003BDDA89F36E_tmp.jpg