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South Line Table

A Tangible StoryIn 1872, one year after The Chicago Fire, a gathering of companies pulled together to create Chicago’s first elevated train line. Twenty years later in 1892, the first ‘Alley El’ extended from Congress Ave to 39th Street – a distance of 3.2 miles.  The new ‘El’ provided transportation opportunity and connection to jobs that were […]

The Sabbath Table

The Sabbath Table was project I completed for a class here at The Seattle School in my first term last fall. This school encourages students to think wide and wild in the search for connections between theology, culture and psychology – and this project was just that exercise for me. It represents the most creative […]

Making of LaDanse

Crafting The LaDanse award was such an honor. I was given complete and artistic autonomy on the project, and even asked to do something that was a risk. Yes, I risked… a lot.. and I learned some wonderful things along the way. The maple you see in the design is actually solid all the way through. To […]

Pallets!

We’ve seen them all over Pinterest. Nothing could be “cooler” than repurposing a pallet to make a coffee table or headboard. Well this week, I decided to put pallets to kidmin purpose. You would think it would be simple: find a pallet, tear it apart, use the wood to make something new. Not. In. The. City. […]

Auditorium Theatre Audio Install

My largest project to date was an audio redesign of Chicago’s historic Auditorium Theatre. Built in 1881 by Adler and Sulivan, The Auditorium is home to Willow Chicago – A Church for the City – every Sunday. I started working at Willow in 2009 as a Tech Director and the opportunity to lead this project was […]

Made in the PNW Holiday Pop Up Shop

Tomorrow we host our very first pop up: The Made in the PNW Holiday Pop Up Shop. As we’ve been prepping every last detail, I’ve been thinking about why we would choose to use our limited emotion and energy resources to put on a holiday shopping event.As I wade through email after email from stores […]

The Sabbath Table

The Sabbath Table was project I completed for a class here at The Seattle School in my first term last fall. This school encourages students to think wide and wild in the search for connections between theology, culture and psychology – and this project was just that exercise for me. It represents the most creative […]

“Courage of Face” | LaDanse Award 2016

In March I was asked to design the 2016 LaDanse awards for the annual Spring Banquet at The Seattle School. The request was such an honor and one that I thought and dreamt about for much time before I landed on a design. When you first walk into The Seattle School, you cannot help but notice a […]

A Theology of Craftspersonship and Storytelling

The piece that follows comprises most of an essay I wrote for a class at The Seattle School. In title, it is a brief theology of craft and storytelling that speaks accurately to the intersection of theology, design, and craft which I find myself currently. I begin by rooting this Crafspersonship and Storytelling in my own theological anthropology, which […]