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Sometimes I make things as solutions to problems. Other times I make things to explore an idea or for no other reason than the joy and pleasure I get from making them.

Projects free from commercial constraints and pressures are a vital channel for creativity and self-expression. These projects also serve as an earnest reminder that, as humans, we’re not just here on earth to pay our bills and die. ︎

3d Printed Lamp
As part of my greater life commitment to create more and consume less, I resisted the urge to online shop and spent an entire week, instead, modeling and 3d printing a bedside table lamp.
#2022 #DigitalFabrication

Sustainable Figma
A redesign of a popular design tool to promote sustainable design practice.
#2021 #SustainableDesign

One team on Teams
A light-hearted reminder of my coworkers’ multi-dimensional humanity and an effort to combat the empathy-reducing effects of constant 2D engagement.

Rug made out of recycled materials
During my stay at the Holden retreat center in the North Cascade Mountains, I used a loom (a real loom!) to weave a rug made out of recycled yarn and leftover scraps from three Pendleton wool blankets.
#2022 #Textile

Body alphabet
A huge shoutout to my beautiful friend (name omitted for privacy) for not being shy about baring her body for this project.

Discarded printouts
A curated collection of the abandoned printouts from the computer labs of some of New York City's best design schools.

Draw and erase
Opposites in harmony, a visual metaphor of the creative process.

Paula Scher doll
A creepy satire on design hero worship, featuring Paula Scher, who is posing with the doll I made of her. My face, silkscreened onto the doll’s shirt gazes adoringly up at her.

Cold emails welcome ︎

© Minah Kim Bass 2023