playboy contact other a short history man walks into a room man walks into a room university of maryland university of maryland design school confidential design school confidential bike-minded bike-minded bike-minded bike-minded bike-minded bike-minded blackcreek blackcreek blackcreek blackcreek blackcreek rationalact rationalact alexis wislon alexis wislon ctownhomes ctownhomes publicsource marcellus shale documentary project orbis caffe potomac exchange pittsburgh filmmakers/pittsburgh center for the arts rational act clothing


You have reached the site of Alexandra Kanik.

She currently lives in Pittsburgh,
works at PublicSource
and tries to make and contribute to
awesome interactive data projects.

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a short history of nearly everything

Book cover design for A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson. The narrative addresses the various fields of science using general, laymens terms.

man walks into a room

Book cover design for Man Walks into a Room by Nicole Krauss. The story follows a man who has lost his memory and is in search of his true identity.

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university of maryland architecture lectures

A poster for a fictional University of Maryland School of Architecture lecture series.

dimensions: 13in x 19in

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helvetica nation

An organized group of Helvetica townspeople made entirely out of the disassembled pieces of the typeface Helvetica. They were featured in Design School Confidential: Extraordinary Class Projects From the International Design Schools, Colleges, and Institutes by Steven Heller and Lita Talarico.

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Bike-minded is an initiative created to entice city dwellers to consider biking as a legitimate means of transportation both in general and for themselves specifically. I created the concept, the brand, the posters, the advertisements, and held the actual event in Baltimore City. Each poster was screen printed by hand using earth-friendly materials and water-based inks. Bike-minded is intended to be an annual event, functional in any city.

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blackcreek tea company

Blackcreek Tea Company is a fabricated tea company for which I gathered research, created the brand and developed the packaging. Blackcreek tea is a high-end tea, geared toward experienced tea drinkers.

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rational act clothing company

A line of business products designed for Rational Act Clothing, a company dedicated to sustainable screen printing. They use only organic cottons and earth-friendly inks and materials.

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alexis wilson, massage therapist

Logo and business card development for an emerging massage therapist.

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ctownhomes logo

Identity design for a small construction company, Ctownhomes, based out of Carrolltown, PA.

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Initial designer/developer in the start-up of PublicSource, an independent news organization in Pittsburgh, Pa. Created brand and branding materials, designed and developed website with Drupal content management system, developed custom functionality for journalism needs.

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orbis caffe

Redesign and development for a Pittsburgh-based cafe that specializes in homemade foods and refined coffee brewing. This website was built with Drupal and is built with a responsive layout that will adapt to the media device used to view it.

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potomac exchange

Redesign and development for the Potomac Exchange, a Washington D.C. based organization that brings together business executives and foreign ambassadors for networking purposes. This website was built with Drupal and is built with a responsive layout that will adapt to the media device used to view it.

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The Marcellus Shale Documentary Project (msdp) is a photographic effort aimed at documenting the effect that Marcellus Shale drilling is having on the land and people of Pennslyvania. This website was built with Drupal and is built with a responsive layout that will adapt to the media device used to view it.

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pittsburgh filmmakers/pittsburgh center for the arts websites

Recreated the web presence of Pittsburgh Filmmakers/Pittsburgh Center for the Arts (pf/pca) by enhancing and expanding the design aspects of the site, and converting all site data to a Drupal framework. Previously two completely separate sites (Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Pittsburgh Center for the Arts), all aspects of the pf/pca organization were analyzed and divided into three subdomains, all with the same layout and style with only a differentiation in color and content.

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rational act clothing site

Remodeled site for Rational Act Clothing an organic, sustainable screen printing company. The site is a single page with scrolling navigation. It includes layers of content meant to comment on the layering process used in the process of screen printing.

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