Library of Congress

Knowledge and Wonder

The Jefferson
Building

The Great Hall is the entryway of the Thomas Jefferson Building, which houses the Library of Congress. This project gives guests of the library an introduction to the building. Through an interactive kiosk, the user navigates high-resolution images and details of many aspects of the hall.

I completed two main items for this project. I worked as a visual designer for the user-interface of the interactive kiosk. And I worked as a retoucher for the photography, dealing with extremely high-resolution images.

Agency: 
Second Story Interactive

Place: 
Washington, DC

Project: 
Library of Congress: The Jefferson Building

Role: 
Designer, Retoucher

Jefferson &
The Library of Congress

For most museums, artifacts are hidden behind thick walls of glass. And so it can be hard to grasp their significance in history. This project faced the challenge directly, and immersed the viewer into the history of the books of Thomas Jefferson. With this interactive presentation, the viewer could now look inside the books behind glass, and virtually flip their pages.

With this project, I helped the lead motion designer complete the “attract screens,” animations that attract visitors to interact with these kiosks. It was a 15-second loop, where I created animations revealing Jefferson’s notes, and flipping pages of his books.

In 1814, the Library of Congress was destroyed by fire when the British set fire to many government buildings during the War of 1812. The following year, former president Thomas Jefferson offered his collection of 2000 books to Congress to rebuild the library.

Agency: 
Second Story Interactive

Place: 
Washington, DC

Project: 
Jefferson & The Library of Congress

Role: 
Motion Designer

Early Americas
Overture

On this specific project, I worked as a motion designer. We had simple photographs of the objects on display in the exhibit, a two very big screens.  We needed to find interesting ways to present the images without making people feel sea-sick while entering the exhibit.

Agency: 
Second Story Interactive

Place: 
Washington, DC

Project: 
Library of Congress: Early Americas Overture

Role: 
Motion Designer, Production Artist

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