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01/10/19

TARP Open House

The Atlanta Region's Plan, Atlanta Regional Commission, Summer 2019

Client: Atlanta Regional Commission

Writer: Melissa Roberts, Elizabeth Sandlin, & the ARC team

Designer: Sarah Lawrence

Every four years since the 50s, the Atlanta Regional Commission has released a plan to try and account for future technology. In the 1970s, it made arrangements for MARTA. In 1995, it established the Livable Centers Initiative, promoting livable communities. And as we move deeper into the 21st century, there’s a renewed interest in non-car transit, to ease traffic and build a better quality of life.

But how does the ARC engage residents of the Atlanta metro area? A big way is through open houses throughout the region – they educate residents on all of the different facets of transportation planning, how it affects them, and how it’s paid for. They seek feedback from these folks to help hone in on the areas that need the most attention.

I was very excited to work on this project – as an urbanism nerd, I love any chance to learn more about good policies and how they affect every facet of our lives. And as a designer, my dream is to be able to make a lot of different and complex pieces of information fit together for the layman.

For this open house series, we made 12 infographic boards, 2 maps, and 3 Living Infographic boards.

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TARP Open House
03/07/18

Golden Radish Awards Infographic

Golden Radish Awards Infographic, Summer 2018

Client: Georgia Organics

Designer: Sarah Lawrence

I worked with Georgia Organics to produce this infographic about their Golden Radish Awards, celebrating Georgia’s Farm to School programs. I loved getting to learn about the growth of these programs in the state and see how much of a difference the Golden Radish Awards has made in the community.

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Golden Radish Awards Infographic
14/12/17

The Friday Night Lights Effect

The Friday Night Lights Effect, Curbed, Winter 2017

Client: Curbed

Photo Editor: Audrey Levine

Writer: Jeff Andrews

Designer: Sarah Lawrence

“How did a Texas town with the biggest, well, everything come to think of itself as the little guy on the block? The answer, like many things in the state, is found in its high school football team.”

Check it out here.

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The Friday Night Lights Effect
14/11/17

The Swag Project

The Swag Project, Racked, Fall 2017

Client: Racked

Writer: Eliza Brooke

Designer: Sarah Lawrence

How much swag do brands send the media in hope they’ll get covered? Racked staffers collected and collated all of the swag, offers, trips, and event access they were offered over six months, crunched all the data, and displayed it for the world to see.

Check it out here.

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The Swag Project
21/06/17

Living Infographics

Living Infographics

In June 2017 I unveiled my newest interactive public art project: Living Infographics. The purpose of this one was to examine the daily commutes to work or school for Atlanta’s residents (specifically, visitors to the summer Root City Market).

Participants approached the project, and drew a piece of yarn from the glass that most closely represented their commute—usually we based this off of the length of time spent with each method. So, if you drive five minutes to a Marta station but spend 30 minutes on Marta, we’d consider you a public transit commuter.

This project is done through interactivity and collaboration – people tie string to different nodes on the board expressing their own information or opinions. In time, throughout the event, we build an actual infographic for everyone to see based on this feedback.

My favorite thing I love about these projects is how they continue to surprise me—there were so many people driving alone for a commute under 15 minutes. One guy smiled as he finished tying his on, and said, “I’m so lucky.” A French woman we talked to for awhile said she was disappointed that so many people with short commutes chose to drive. “Couldn’t they bike?”

Another thing that jumped out was a walking commute that lasted over an hour. Someone walks an hour to work every day? I wish I’d talked to them more about it.

Love this project, and want to bring it to an event near you? Let’s get in touch.

Selected Results

From the Mayoral Forum, 2017

From Midtown Alliance, 2018

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Living Infographics
26/01/16

Music Festivals

On the Inaccessibility of Music Festivals

New infographic for Paste that compares the various costs of attending music festivals — I wanted to show the various prices side by side, so that people could see easily. See the full post here.

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Music Festivals
26/01/16

Should I Thrift That?

Should I Thrift That?

So, picture this—you’re standing in the aisles of Goodwill, holding two denim shirts and not a clue what to do with them. Earlier you came across a hot pink boa and threw it in your basket, just because. You found some suede Clark’s that are your size, but a little expensive. How do you decide if you should get it or leave it?


In comes this infographic I did for Paste—I tried to make it informative and useful, while tossing in the right amount of sass. I also wanted to depart a little from the overly-clean infographics I made before, and try and rough this one up a little. It’s still obsessively gridded, because I just love it.

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Should I Thrift That?
26/01/16

Net Neutrality

An Infographic on Net Neutrality

This debate frightens me—not just because it will affect every user on the internet, but more because most people don’t know about it. When I first heard the term “net neutrality,” it sounded like some far off distant term that would never affect me. People care most about what affects them, and in this case, what you don’t know will hurt you.

I spent a few weeks working on this graphic to try and elucidate some of the issues, and published it today. I’m both hesitant and excited about opening this conversation up more, because I am, after all, the messenger, not the leader. I didn’t start this battle, but I’m committed to helping. The internet is an exciting, weird, funny, terrible, and innovative place, and all of its quirks and inventions will quickly cease to exist if there isn’t an even playing ground!

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Net Neutrality
26/01/16

Brackets

Brackets—Beer, Game of Thrones, and Movies

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Brackets
26/01/16

The Paste Guide to Binge-Watching

The Paste Guide to Binge-Watching

I finished another graphic for Paste that went up this week — inspired by our fourteen hour House of Cards binge and the upcoming Simpsons marathon, I decided to compare the total runtimes of popular shows. The data was from an algorithm website called Tiii.me, and I verified a couple to check. Click the image to see it full size.

Some people weren’t pleased because I missed their favorite show. But who could possibly list out every single show in the history of forever? I tried! I recommend you check out the original on Paste Magazine.

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The Paste Guide to Binge-Watching