Design

Advocate Personality Quiz

I designed this personality quiz to educate people about the various ways to get civically engaged. So often, people think you need to be an extrovert or a barnstormer to be an advocate, but advocacy can take many forms. It also serves as an intake survey to get a baseline on current knowledge and civic …

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H5P interactive games

H5P is a free and open-source content collaboration framework based on JavaScript. I’ve used it to create interactive games and interfaces to support learning curriculum I have designed. I created this game as part of the Better Utah Institute Civic Engagement Toolkit. It aims to teach users that while there is an optimal path to …

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Action Utah Rebrand

Action Utah was a nonpartisan advocacy organization working to empower Utahns from both sides of the aisle to get involved. I designed this logo to reflect that mission using a beehive symbol created by an arrow on the left in the brand’s signature turquoise color representing the political left and the right represented by the …

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Ranked Choice Voting

The aim of the project was to explain Ranked Choice Voting, a concept that eludes many people, in the simplest way possible. I used the visual language of a traditional school composition book and punny stickers to try to bring levity to an otherwise dry topic. I designed all of the graphics, wrote the copy, …

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Civic Engagement Toolkit

Talk about a labor of love! This project started at one organization and finished at another. I spent from June 2020 to February 2022 developing and launching this toolkit. It was genuinely a dream job. It allowed me to work toward my personal goal of inspiring and educating everyone about civic engagement. One of the …

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Chasing the Pink Glow

Chasing the Pink Glow In December 2013, my dad, Dick Nelson, died very suddenly, and I was grief-stricken. As the primary caregiver of my two children, my life was also drastically changed when my youngest child enrolled in school all day. I became adrift & depressed. Before my sadness, the things that delighted me were …

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