UI COMPS


The CONCEPT

Like a lot of artists, I'm inspired by my surroundings. Working as a user experience designer, I'm surrounded by wireframes, mood boards, and mock-ups all day and am forever seeking out the latest and greatest websites. In all these things, I find unintended compositions, repeating elements, and endless inspiration. 

In this body of work, it is my intention to celebrate these accidental arrangements and mundane web elements by giving them permanence in an analog form. 

Project Details

  • Over the past year, I've been experimenting with a variety of ways to render these compositions while also building my collection of broken screenshots. In the beginning, I was recreating common UI elements (ex: burger menus) and finding unintended compositions in working websites, but now I'm focusing on broken interfaces. Tools such as Photoshop and Sketch can become overwhelmed by large files and begin to tear apart and rearrange elements as you move pieces around. There is no way for me to predict when this will happen and months can pass without me being able to collect a broken screenshot, so it's always a delight when these compositions appear.
  • This series is a work in progress. I'm actively working on new pieces and will share photos of new work as pieces are completed.
  • Most pieces are mixed media works incorporating paint & fiber. 
  • If you are interested in learning more about this work, please contact me here.

UI Comp - Study in graphite


USER INTERFACE (UI) - THE WAY A PERSON INTERACTS WITH A COMPUTER, TABLET, SMARTPHONE OR OTHER ELECTRONIC DEVICE. THE USER INTERFACE (UI) COMPRISES THE SCREEN MENUS AND ICONS, KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS, MOUSE AND GESTURE MOVEMENTS, COMMAND LANGUAGE AND ONLINE HELP, AS WELL AS PHYSICAL BUTTONS, DIALS AND LEVERS. - PC MAG


Broken screenshot rendered in fiber + paint, 2017 (shown matted)

Broken screenshot rendered in fiber + paint, 2017 (shown not matted)

Source screenshot

Source screenshot

Needle felted broken screenshot, 2016

Source screnshot

Source screnshot

Needle felted broken screenshot, 2016

Needle felted broken screenshot, 2016

Source screenshot

Source screenshot

'X' to Close, 2016

'X' to Close, 2016

Hamburger Menus, 2016

Hamburger Menus, 2016

UI Comp, 2016

UI Comp, 2016

UI Comp - Material experiment

UI Comp - Material experiment

UI Comp - Material experiment

UI Comp - Material experiment