Since I started using computers back in the early 1990s, I have used illustration as a way to learn certain technologies, and represent myself. As a professional archivist, I use drawings, zines, gifs, and other artful tidbits to make archiving, and the technology that supports it, accessible, approachable and fun for everyone.
PS – I’m available for freelance work! Get in touch.
In 2018, myself and an amazing team of women embarked on a 2-year, Mellon Foundation-funded outreach and education project, to bring preservation and archival concepts to “indie” podcasters. This project entails a multi-episode podcast on podcast preservation, a supplemental exercise zine, and hosting workshops around the country.
In spring 2017, I co-facilitated and presented a workshop at the Personal Digital Archiving annual conference on archiving for podcasters. I created a zine introducing concepts on what makes podcasts a unique format, metadata and backing up your digital files. This zine is the “first generation” of podcast preservation zines. The newest version can be found right above here ^^^.
Made in 2017, XFR Collective (a non-profit organization I volunteered for) partnered with the Metropolitan Library Council to build a transfer station at their studio space in Hell’s Kitchen. This zine provide a quick tutorial on how the rack works, and its various technical components.
It’s Pronounced Transfer! (graphic for a tote bag to promote XFR Collective)