30 Nov 2016

Discover Point Lobos is a multimedia book about the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, designed and written for children in the 4th and 5th grades, with original photography Kip Evans. I created all the graphic design and game design. This app includes a new game in which readers find the missing species along the park’s trails. The app also includes a tide pool ecosystem game and the food web game. Like Kelp Forests, this app has a 90+ page book of species that overlays the main book.

Client: Mountain & Sea Productions for the Point Lobos Foundation

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24 Sep 2014

The Inside-Outside Project App is a platform for multimedia advocacy. It showcases photography, art, stories, and essays. It is also a medium for sharing people’s lives, beginning with the Syrian refugee children in our project from Turkey.

The goal of our first project is to find an unusual and compelling way to connect you with the Syrian children who need your help. Images of refugees in the media generally don’t help us make the emotional connections to these distant and foreign people that lead to action. We know there is a problem because, despite the media coverage of the Syrian war, humanitarian aid organizations still don’t have the resources they need to help the refugees.

This project seeks to break through the filters of distance and otherness by presenting Syrian children as dignified individuals while sharing their inner turmoil in a way that any parent can immediately understand.

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13 May 2014

Kelp Forests is a multimedia book about the California kelp forests, designed and written for children in the 4th and 5th grades, with original photography Kip Evans. I created all the graphic design and game design, including two custom games, a kelp forest ecosystem simulation and a food web game. In addition, this is the first book to use an overlay book, a client-editable book of the kelp forest species. Learn more at the Monterey Bay Aquarium website.

Client: Mountain & Sea Productions for the Monterey Bay Aquarium

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25 Apr 2013

Designed by photographer Ed Kashi, this app is a unique experiment between journal writing and photography. Ed Kashi writes: As a photojournalist, home’s always been a shifting term, with shifting people and shifting objects vying for my attention. Upon marrying Julie in 1994, that dynamic was forever altered. Encompassing nearly 20 years, Photojournalisms is a collection of photographs, diary entries and letters to my wife. Paired with images taken from around the globe, they reflect my deep-seated desire/need, to connect and let Julie know what I had just seen, felt, heard and recorded. The very art of creating this book touches upon my desire to reach out to others and to report on issues throughout the world.

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25 Apr 2013

This collection of photography and writing captures a side of the conflicts in both Turkey and Iraqi Kurdistan that is rarely seen. Photographer David Gross and writer Nicholas Birch intimately explored three stories from this war-torn region. One story asks how Iraqi Kurdistan protects itself in the face of Arab intimidation. Another looks at how arming poor villagers can backfire. The third is a series of audio interviews and portraits of courageous fighters for human rights in Turkey.

Client: David Gross

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25 Apr 2013

Each year, the Aftermath Project publishes “War is Only Half the Story,” a book featuring the work of the previous year’s grant winners and finalists. As our primary outreach to the public, the book is distributed to every US senator, university and high school journalism and media programs, academics in peacebuilding and post-conflict studies, human rights organizations and museum curators.

These apps are special multimedia versions of volumes 3 and 4 of “War is Only Half the Story,” specially designed to give a focused, intense experience of the artwork and storytelling.

Client: The Aftermath Project

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25 Apr 2013

Each year, the Aftermath Project publishes “War is Only Half the Story,” a book featuring the work of the previous year’s grant winners and finalists. As our primary outreach to the public, the book is distributed to every US senator, university and high school journalism and media programs, academics in peacebuilding and post-conflict studies, human rights organizations and museum curators.

These apps are special multimedia versions of volumes 3 and 4 of “War is Only Half the Story,” specially designed to give a focused, intense experience of the artwork and storytelling.

Client: The Aftermath Project

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25 Apr 2013

This book displays the winning photographs of the ESFOTO 2011 festival of photography in El Salvador, created for the Centro de la Fotografia.

ESFOTOPERIODISMO 2011, la selección de imágenes que dan vida a las historias más representativas de la realidad narrada por los profesionales del fotoperiodismo centroamericano, en el transcurso del último año.

Client: FUNDACION LATITUDES

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25 Apr 2013

This book of photography of the street cats of Istanbul shows their lives and loves, and the people who love them. The book includes photographs from the streets of Istanbul, a portrait series, and a glimpse into the rescue of seven cats.

Istanbul is a massive, sprawling city of over 12 million people, spread over more than 1000 square miles, half in Europe and half in Asia, straddling the Bosporus strait. It is itself a sea of humanity, rich and poor, young and old.

It is also a city of cats. They are everywhere. No one knows how many there are, but I guess there are millions of them, too. It is well known that the Turks love their cats, and in every neighborhood, there are men and women who feed them, delivering cat food each day to some central spot. Sometimes they even build them little houses.

Some struggle to survive the dogs and disease, while others feast on fish and kibble. Their lives are as varied as those of the people around them.

I began working on this book because I was looking for a subject that I could work on with my girlfriend, something that didn’t involve death, doom and destruction. By the time I was finished taking pictures, she had rescued and adopted Féline, The Smudge, and the five kittens of Eyüp. I grew to love them all.

David Gross is a World Press Photo-award winning photojournalist, formerly based in Istanbul, Turkey, where he lived for six years. He’s usually off looking for a wildfire, hanging out a prison camp, hoping for a disaster, or sleeping off the post-traumatic stress from his last trip. Since he mostly works with war, social justice, and human rights related issues, this book has been a welcome respite from the death, doom and destruction.

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25 Apr 2013

The J210 course at the U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism teaches students the fundamentals of photographing and editing photo essays. The J210 app allows students to experiment with making multimedia photo books using an easy-to-use publishing system.

Client: U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

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