Throughout my time at RISD and beyond, I’ve been assigned several projects which I’ve had a lot of fun thinking through, crafting, or sketching out. While it wouldn’t be appropriate to give them their own page, I think that play and process work still needs a place on in everyone’s portfolio. So, this is my place.
Most projects to the left are one-week brainstorming pieces that I had a lot of fun making or were a cornerstone in working out a larger goal/project. Given this, the documentation is not the same quality as my long-term projects.
TINDER FACE MASKS
Research shows a direct link between the amount of makeup a woman wears in her online dating profile to the lewdness of messages she gets from potential partners. These masks show a sampling of real pickup lines that college women were sent on Tinder. Each pack has one pickup line on the outside and contains a facial mask with the woman’s makeup from her profile picture.
These masks use crass humor as a way to show and critique the commodification of women and sex in the online dating world. Though the messages can be uncomfortable to read, the ability to use wit as a tool to engage readers and users is an important one. The purpose of these masks is not to cast online dating in a poor light. Rather, the packagingof these messages along with their makeup intends to put a cheeky spin on “getting her look” by pairing them with the responses that are received. Specifically, these masks respond critically to the notion that heavily-made-up women are “asking for it”.