Though a reliance on the digital process is something Rory White has come to terms with in a professional realm, with his personal work he’s experimenting with processes that reincorporate an analogue step or two and restore an element of uncertainty to the final product. Re-photography of tape transfers, miniature sets constructed from photographs and a revisitation to the camera obscura are a few of the tricks White has incorporated into the digital process to restore some analogue interest. The results are once again unpredictable and inspire him like when he first saw a picture emerge from a bath of developer in the dark room.
Rory White, aka RORSHAK, is a conceptual photographer who is advancing his affinity for future dystopian science fiction novels, spaghetti westerns and claymation Christmas specials with a camera. With a belief that failures are essential to success, his shoots incorporate a high risk, high return segment by design, and are sometimes completely built around an uncertain experiment. White served as the feature photographer at Elvis Presley's Graceland on the Next Superstar television show, enjoyed the spotlight in Popular Photography magazine for his tape transfer series, and is the only person to photograph a durian-headed, meat-armed man escaping a blazing, toxic chemical depot.
Lisa Endress, who joined IDSA as an intern in June 2013 fresh out of Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, PA, recently made the leap to the Society’s full-time staff as Marketing Coordinator.
Her core responsibilities include supporting all marketing efforts by assisting with all informational and email outreach, improving social media presence on LinkedIn and writing copy for all email blasts.
At the end of 2013, Beverly Kalamba joined the IDSA staff to support the International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA) program. Early in 2014, her role has expanded to exploit her background in events management.
Officially listed as IDSA’s Program and Conference Coordinator, Beverly is the point of contact for all previous and prospective IDEA participants where she assists those who have inquiries about how to participate in the awards program. She also helps conduct research on potential catering, locations and travel accommodations relating to IDSA’s conferences.
Be a Critical Champion: How to help startups figure out what's important JD ALBERT
Our client base has shifted–lately design consultants are fielding more requests from entrepreneurs and startups interested in developing new products. This genre of client often requires designers to take on the dual role of designer/strategist or designer/advisor.
Bresslergroup’s Director of Engineering and seasoned entrepreneur, JD Albert, explains how he grounds startup clients in reality in order to better safeguard their chances of success. Yes, these days it’s easy for anyone to build anything they can imagine–but do they really need to? Albert outlines five ways designers can help startups streamline their product development vision for success.
As a veteran of two startups and an experienced consultant, JD Albert has fulfilled his own and his clients' visions many times over and across multiple industries. Right out of MIT he co-founded E Ink, whose technology is used in e-reader devices including the Kindle and Nook. At Bresslergroup, he oversees the growing, world-class engineering department and directs engineering-led client work. He has been granted more than fifty patents and is frequently called on to speak and write about product development in entrepreneurial settings. He has presented at SEGD, Intersolar, Wharton and Harvard Business School.