This piece received a Notable mention for being the most consistent, but ultimately for a clear and professional profile piece in the 2013 Writing & Commentary Student category.
This is a profile on the designer Emilie Baltz2. The Brief: Summarize the problem you set out to solve. What was the context for the project, and what was the challenge posed to you?
The commission was to interview an assigned designer and write at 1000-word profile piece.3. The Intent: What point of view did you bring to the project, and were there additional criteria that you added to the brief?
TThe piece is a profile of the designer Emilie Baltz. I hoped that the reader would gain an appreciation for her work-life.4. The Process: Describe the rigor that informed your project. (Research, ethnography, subject matter experts, materials exploration, technology, iteration, testing, etc., as applicable.) What stakeholder interests did you consider? (Audience, business, organization, labor, manufacturing, distribution, etc., as applicable)
I interviewed Emilie, her mother, her boss and her collaborator.5. The Value: How does your project earn its keep in the world? What is its value? What is its impact? (Social, educational, economic, paradigm-shifting, sustainable, environmental, cultural, gladdening, etc.)
I hoped that the reader would gain an awareness and appreciation for Emilie Baltz's work-life.