Jordan is a multidisciplinary designer and artist with a focus on interface design and user experience. She always wants to learn something new and create a positive impact. She likes to make things, especially when it involves making things with other people.
Visual Communication Design // The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
History and Philosophy // The Ohio State University
Visual/UI Designer // IA Collaborative [freelance] / present
Visual/UI/UX Designer // Alder Planetarium: Zooniverse / Aug 2015–Jan 2017
Visual Designer // The Field Museum: Education / Apr 2014–Jun 2015
Art Director // FNewsmagazine / Jun 2013–Aug 2015
The Design Show 2015 // The Chicago Art Department
Data as Art 2015 // Ford Engineering Design Center
"Why Art Belongs in Science Museums" // NAEA Post-Op 2016 Symposium presentation
Created for The Adler Planetarium | Far Horizon's Earth imaging Cubesat intiative. The identity for NITEsat (Night Imaging & Tracking Experiment Satellite) drew inspiration from technology and aerial photography. It looks geographical and of-this-earth, as well as space-age and futuristic. It represents both the Cubesat, and what the Cubesat will be looking down upon.
Identity and ecommerce landing page for the alternative, independent publishing house, Zealous Press.
Google Fiber came to us asking if we could find a way to design an experience that increased customer signup and customer recognition in their existing markets. As I worked with the Fiber team, I wanted to find a way to leverage the love of Google's brand and highlight Google Fiber's unyielding dedication to providing the best customer service of any internet provider.
UI updates to Zooniverse.org, a joint Adler Planetarium and Oxford University citizen science platform, Project Builder landing pages. The new design encourages community involvement and allows the volunteers a quick glimpse at up-to-date activities occurring with a given project and the project's research team. he former design for the Zooniverse Project Builder platform had a bloated and overwhelming navigation where Zooniverse.org primary navigation was layered on top of each individual project's own navigation. But by condensing the navigation system down it becomes approachable and to the user and reinforces Zooniverse as a holistic and persistent identity.
Un*Spoken is an interactive installation that explores the contrasts between laughter and crying and how these non-language based utterances relate to the emotional responses that arise when one hears music. Emotions compel us and create a universal phenomenon in which we understand and relate to others. Using project-driven research and by translating a database of such sounds into music that can be played back, the piece allows the audience to come to their own conclusions and comparisons. Un*Spoken was created by transcribing audio into dot compositions that can be played through a music box. Because these emotions are so similar, they can easily be misinterpreted but when these non-verbal methods of communication are stripped and transcribed, the potential for an emotional vocabulary is reestablished.