In Michael Rock's essay, Fuck Content, he examines the roles of design and the designer, and justifies design as a content as substantial and influential as other kinds of content, like writing and art. I wanted to create a book form that would highlight "design" as the designer's content, and landed upon the idea of frames.
A frame, as a symbol for design, alters the perception of its content. As frames can obscure, clarify, or comment upon the content they hold, and exist in places where we may be entirely unaware of them, they are immensely powerful. Rock's essay, too, is a frame through which many might view design or have their views altered. Pulling from this idea, the book layers frames made up of text on translucent paper, and merges Rock's original and revised essay. The frames increase in size as you move towards the back of the book, and openings in the center allow you to see the essays behind each page, so that every essay is literally framing the framing of itself, which is its design. The book intentionally echoes the justified page format of illuminated manuscripts, and is itself illuminated by 21st century ornamentation (icons) that separates the paragraphs in Rock's essay, with each icon referencing the sentence that follows it.  

More projects:

2018
Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly
Redesigned the identity for The Frank Lloyd Wright Quarterly magazine, and art directed and designed several issues from 2017-2018.
2016
RISD Convocation 2016
An identity for RISD convocation, using the given theme of “fumbling” as a metaphor for the process of searching and experimenting in the intermediate stages of a project.
2016
Interactive Grass
An interactive program that grows grass and sprouts flowers on screen wherever yellow is spotted on the webcam. Coded with Processing.
2015
The Future of Food
Experimental packaging for crickets inspired by the space age jello fad of the 1950s.
2016
Web Experiments
A series of html/css web tests illustrating quotes from some of my favorite books.
2017
Pasta Packaging
Pasta packaged in pastel cartons that stand out on the shelf and make it easier to pour out pasta.
2015
Wedding Menu
A lasercut menu design for a wedding with the theme of a springtime garden party. A collaboration with Jessica Lin.
2017
8eyes Opening
An opening show and exhibition showcasing four display typefaces by 8eyes type foundry. A collaboration with May Kodama, Kaitlyn Nee, and Taryn Oshiro-Wachi. Advised by Font Bureau's Richard Lipton.
2016
Touch Me
Touch Me is an app that encourages museum visitors to touch the art. A collaboration with Laura Lin.
2016
Lullatone 3D Album Cover
We follow the dream of a sphere through shape land. A three-dimensional exploration of Lullatone's 2D album cover for We Will Rock You To Sleep.