Design Syncopations












Rhode Island School of Design
Graphic Design MFA Thesis

7.25 × 10 in, 310 pages, saddle stitch thread, digital printing, 2017.

Design Syncopations is an inquiry into space and intervention. My thesis work at RISD explored the relationship between design and music. This book contains a sequence of work, writing, conversations, and experiences—a syncopation of attitudes towards design’s role in a range of spaces. The design of the book reflects the structure of a mechanical metronome, as indicated by the lines representing pendulum swings that appear throughout the book as a time keeping device.
Advisors:
James Goggin, Paul Soulellis, and Ben Shaykin

External Critic:
Sarah Hromack

Interviews:
Peter Mendelsund, Hannah Chan-Hartley, and Alisa Wolfson