Highlights of things that are out in the public domain.
I co-authored a thought piece recently published by Catalyst (aka Pratt's design journal for leading creative enterprise) on Inclusive Design and Leadership. Was then picked up, expanded on, and republished by Massive Change Network (Bruce Mau's initiative for global change though design).
play the devil
Segue alert! No acting experience (or any idea that I could act - something that is still disputed ;) led to a chance casting, which led to a lead role in a feature film, which lead to a Hollywood premiere, which lead to a few awards for the film, some great reviews, and some not-so-great reviews (thanks Hollywood Reporter).
Not the easiest role - I play James, a successful but deeply unhappy man, lost in a world of power, manipulation and sexuality (the last of which put me at odds with a deeply conservative Caribbean culture).
Acting turned out to be my deepest experience of empathy, and brought with it huge lessons in vulnerability, teamwork and trust. Next to being a parent, this was one of the most difficult things I've ever done - huge respect to those who do this for a living!
I wrote an article recently for Design Objective about the mistake of pursuing design without strategy in the case of the relaunched national television station in Trinidad & Tobago. It got picked up and reprinted by the press.
TedX Port of Spain
Design makes the Difference - my exploration of how design, empathy and social development intersect. Looking at it now, I’d love to explore this deeper, especially as I am applying to further my education in Psychology. (Oh and note to self: never longer than 5 minutes, ever again).
I was interviewed by the late, wonderful Jon Daniel for Design Week. I talk about my background and approach to design and its effects on society.