Hello, I’m Louise!

I’m a Strategic Designer studying at Carnegie Mellon University.
My focus is on building accessible interventions that address complex problems.
I’m also the co-founder of Prototype, a nonprofit makerspace in Pittsburgh, PA.
Below is a sampling of my personal, professional, and academic work.

 

PROJECT: academic
AIR QUALITy CURRICULUM

This curriculum includes a teacher’s guide, student field guide, air magnifier kit, and plans for a vinyl installation.

Role: CARNEGIE MELLON
ADJUNCT Instructor

digiTOOL is a skills-based class where I teach digital fabrication. Students design and build their own project.

grant: Prototype
CITY AS OUR MAKERSPACE

This program was co-designed with local stakeholders. Prototype won the grant from BNY Mellon in 2018.

 

PROJECT: academic DESIGN MANUAL

This series explores the distance between ideas and theories that have shaped the Design Thinking Process.

ROLE: Techshop
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

This visual system documents the development of human factors in the coal mining industry.

PROGRAM: scoria
PUBLIC LAB RESIDENCY

Scoria, a now-defunct artist residency, hosted the Public Lab for a DIY aerial mapping project in Butte, MT.

 

Interested in my work?
Here are a few of my continuing projects:

academic experience

I’m currently pursuing a Master’s of Arts in Design at Carnegie Mellon University. I’ll be graduating in May 2019 and am eager to find my role in a dynamic organization.

professional work

Open to all majors, my classes are taught in CMU's IDeATe interdisciplinary program. These courses take an integrative approach to design, art, and technology.

Prototype, 501c3

One of few feminist makerspaces, Prototype is an organization I co-founded in 2016. We have over 150 paying members and regularly scheduled classes.