Hi, I’m Lexi, a New York-based graphic designer exploring the intersections of advocacy, education, and design.

Gif of a spiral bound book titled, "Amid Access" flipping through different spreads.

How do we as designers control the narrative and visual meaning of accessibility?

With 1.3 billion people having a significant disability, how we create access and who we include in the process is essential to providing adequate support.

Focusing on accessible design beyond function, A is for Access highlights work emphasizing delight, personal expression, and innovation for people with disabilities. The project is composed of three complementary projects: a digital archive, a book, and a manifesto.
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︎︎︎ Course: CD Thesis
︎︎︎ Role: Writing & Research, Editorial Design
︎︎︎ Deliverables: Spiral-Bound Book, Mini Design Manifesto

Rough Style Frames:

How can motion activate existing posters and tell more of the story with design?

This assignment brought to life one of my favorite printed objects I own, a risograph poster print of Angela Davis, designed by Studio Two Three.

Bringing to life the original work of Studio Two Three, the project includes type, historical ephemera, and print-collaging technicques to expand on the passion and important message from Angela Davis.

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world and you have to do it all of the time.”  – Angela Davis

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︎︎︎ Course: Motion Graphics Studio
︎︎︎ Role: Motion Designer
︎︎︎ Original Poster Design: Studio Two Three
︎︎︎ Music: "Swinging Sofas Remastered” by Lobo Loco

How can we create a safe space to engage + process our emotions in our bodies for both caregivers and children?

Somewhere Feelings
was developed with DERT Books to guide readers through understanding how we can feel emotions in our bodies.

Inspired by child development research (Bodily Maps of Emotions, 2013), the feelings discussed have an associated action to activate or release their impact.

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︎︎︎ Client: DERT Books
︎︎︎ Roles: Editorial Design, Writer
︎︎︎ Collaborators: Marcos Chavez
︎︎︎ Deliverables: Baby Board Book

Speculative Fridays For Future Exhibit

How has the Fridays for Future movement grown and impacted climate policy today? 

This speculative MoMA PS1 exhibit ‘Fridays’ explores a closed-loop exhibition experience and experiments with a historical timeline data project of the 195+ weekly protests held around the world.

*Please note: this is a university project.

︎︎︎ Course: Multiple Editions
︎︎︎ Role: Graphic Designer
︎︎︎ Deliverables: Exhibition Catalog, Merch

Darcy Miller Designs

What does centering celebration as a brand value look like across multiple mediums?

Working freelance for Darcy Miller Designs, I assisted with creating ideas for socials, animating drawings for short stop motions, assisting with email campaigns, photo retouching, and freelance design strategy.

Some images displayed are ideas brought to life by Team Darcy, while others I assisted in production. 

*All illustrations and text are copyrighted to Darcy Miller Designs.*

︎︎︎ Client: Darcy Miller Designs
︎︎︎ Role: Graphic Designer + Studio Assistant
︎︎︎ Deliverables: Stop Motions, Editorial, Strategy

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