Quin Crumb
Graphic Design

Design has long championed practicality, efficiency, and clarity. Pragmatism has become naturalized to the point that it seems to be the only reasonable approach to design. Things around us work as they should: quickly and effectively. We rarely, if ever, take the time to acknowledge our relationship with these objects because they are designed to be invisible. They disappear. However, objects mediate human existence and define our perception of reality. Developing an approach to design that deviates from pragmatism and ventures into nonsense and absurdity allows me to leverage intuition, material experimentation, irony, and chance to inspect and reveal our relationships with the things around us.