I am a storyteller.
A full-time curioso.
A go-get-’em designer.

Stay Curious.

Through interaction, culture and design, [PLE] (pronounced “play”) is about the crafted balance of intuition, intelligence and inspiration. It is creative playfulness, it is well-being, it is about working together to design for a better world.

Design Thinking + Design Doing

I apply design-thinking and design-execution towards aid and development in the areas of entrepreneurialism, education, nonprofit social service, cultural preservation and in bettering quality of life. I am a firm believer in cultural and empathetic inquiry towards problem solving.



Why We Train: Three Generations of Cultural Study
Creative Direction, Video Editing, Cinematography, Narrative Conception, Pre-to-Post Production

caregiver-header1Caregiver: Bringing the Human Element of Happiness to Home Care
Human Centered Design, Persona Case Study, Branding, Graphic Design, Presentation


123 & CO.
Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Strategy, Event Planning, Social Service, Fundraising


Alzheimer’s Association REC Center Program
Discovery, Ethnographic Research, Ideate, Iterate, Prototype


Master’s Thesis: Tree of Life
Arduino & Processing, Interactive Design, UX Design


Matthew Ross Smith
Strategic Thinking, Identity, Branding, Graphic Design


SBYF Project
Strategy, Creative Direction, Graphic Design, Video Editing


Hearts & Minds: Programs & Services
Strategic Thinking, Iteration, Presentation, Video Editing

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