Shelby Rashap

Designer, Strategist,
& Project Manager


Shelby Rashap is a graphic designer, pillow maker, and textile lover from New Mexico working in Brooklyn. At Tandem NYC, she works with progressive local and congressional candidates, non-profit organizations, and grass roots movement groups. In her spare time, she is sewing pillow sculptures and making silly websites.


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Our Lives Our Power
Playscapes
Prattonia 2020



2019-ONGOING


Playscapes



     Our existing definition of social infrastructure, as our relationship to space is shifting from physical to digital, must translate to an intentionally playful and experimental digital infrastructure. Through analyzing the design and formal qualities of open spaces for play, this project examines materiality, abstract form, openness, and comfort in order to propose guidelines for the design of digital playscapes. This parallel exploration between physical and digital playscapes defines the formal qualities of these spaces while allowing for freedom and experimentation of its users within these designed systems.

1. A collection of 5 pillow sculptures


    A set of 5 play pillows were designed and constructed to examine physical relationships between play and form and texture. These forms were inspired by organic and bodily forms to provide familarity and comfort. The forms and materials used in the play pillows informed the design of other elements of this project. The play pillows are accompanied by a 7ft x 7ft quilt that is decorated with textural elements and words from the Play Manifesto.  The playscapes website explores tactility and interactivity in a digital space through moveable elements, hyperlinks, and a mix between 3D, 2D, and physical objects.




2. Poster A for a play event and interactive designed experience
3. Poster B for a play event and interactive designed experience




4. A set of posters outlining the process for a 2020 thesis project on playscapes

 

5. A playful website that merges 3D spaces, with textures, images, interactivity, and sound


  1. A collection of 5 pillow sculptures
  2. Poster A for a play event and interactive designed experience
  3. Poster B for a play event and interactive designed experience
  4. A set of posters outlining the process for a 2020 thesis project on playscapes
  5. A playful website that merges 3D spaces, with textures, images, interactivity, and sound


Shelby Rashap

Designer, Strategist,
& Project Manager


Shelby Rashap is a graphic designer, pillow maker, and textile lover from New Mexico working in Brooklyn. At Tandem NYC, she works with progressive local and congressional candidates, non-profit organizations, and grass roots movement groups. In her spare time, she is sewing pillow sculptures and making silly websites.


Email
Are.na
Instagram

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