an honest look at the climate change refugee crisis


thin ice identifies the small indigenous communities of coastal alaska and the people who are struggling to survive there.


as a former resident of one of those villages, I hold a unique perspective on the severity of this crisis and strive to share that compassion through my design. 


digital application– I created a hypothetical, informative film about the refugee crisis in alaska supported by an animated title sequence



poster promotion– a conceptual, three part poster series to promote the documentary

Thank you to Claire Nolan for the beautiful photographs.

thin ice app mockup.png

the research process– I sourced material from the alaska division of homeland security, sundance documentaries, user surveys and in-person interviews



the result? a book of visualized information that directly guided my design throughout


the ideation process– hand drawn sketches that humanize a fact-driven infographic