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.
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
digiTOOL is a skills-based class where I teach digital fabrication. Students design and build their own project.
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.
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
This visual system documents the development of human factors in the coal mining industry.
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:
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.
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.
One of few feminist makerspaces, Prototype is an organization I co-founded in 2016. We have over 150 paying members and regularly scheduled classes.