Nina Boesch YG7

  • Current Location: New York
  • Originally From: United States
  • Studio: Ralph Appelbaum Associates

Nina Boesch is a Manhattan-based interaction designer from Germany. She graduated from RISD in 2006, was part of Lisa Strausfeld’s team at Pentagram for 3 years, and is now the senior interaction designer of Ralph Appelbaum Associates' media group. Nina’s clients include the MoMA, the Hearst Corporation, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Pictures. Her work has been honored by organizations such as the Art Directors Club, AIGA, IDSA and the Type Directors Club and her projects have been featured in publications such as the NY Times, I.D. Magazine and HOW Magazine.

Portfolio Imagery:

  • Project 1 of 5

    Online annual report for WNET.org

    The micro-site shows a word cloud of about 500 names, places and topics that were discussed on WNET's programs during the year of 2008. Users can learn about each word by digging into the cloud: first by selecting a word, then by selecting one of the shows growing out from the word. Finally users can learn about all shows that aired in the year of 2008.

    Credits

    Pentagram, Lisa Strausfeld, Michael Bierut, Joe Marianek, Kate Wolf

  • Project 2 of 5

    Interactive Model of Lower Manhattan

    The Interactive Model of Lower Manhattan was an installation at Wall Street Rising, a NYC downtown information center. Projected onto a three-dimensional architectural model, visitors could explore highlights of Lower Manhattan by selecting buildings, parks and spaces via a handheld device. The interactive projection included museums, stores, residential buildings, the transit system etc. and provided information for all major attractions of Lower Manhattan.

    Credits

    Pentagram, Lisa Strausfeld, Kate Wolf, James Sanders

  • Project 3 of 5

    MetroCard collage “Woody Allen”

    Since 2001, Nina has created dozens of collages from small pieces of cut-up MetroCards (New York subway tickets). Portraits, landmarks, typography, objects, animals – anything that is somehow related to the city that never sleeps is being turned into a MetroCard collage.

  • Project 4 of 5

    Nordic Heritage Interactive Table

    Interactive prototype for an interactive multi-touch table at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle.

    Credits

    Ralph Appelbaum Associates, Alex Vlack, Lillian Preston, Caitlin Mennen

  • Project 5 of 5

    Celluloid Skyline, New York and the Movies (exhibit)

    A multi-media exhibit at Grand Central Station based on the book "Celluloid Skyline" by James Sanders. The exhibit included giant original movie backdrops from films such as North by Northwest. Large exhibit panels provided a continuous thread through the history of New York's classic movies, covering everything from the original King Kong, and The Rear Window to Taxi Driver and Spiderman.

    Credits

    Pentagram, James Sanders, Lisa Strausfeld, Kate Wolf, Roger Wong

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