Mitch Said

Mitch is a Chicago-based digital artist and interactive designer.
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Thumbplay Music

Thumbplay Music was a subscription-based music streaming service. I worked as lead mobile designer for their iPhone, Android and BlackBerry mobile applications, and provided additional illustration, animation and design work for web and print.

Role: Lead Visual Design - Mobile and Tablet

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iHeartRadio

I provided visual design for ClearChannel’s “iHeartRadio” music and radio on-demand iPhone and iPad applications, working closely with a UX and developer team.

Role: Lead Visual Design - Mobile and Tablet

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OK Go

Designed and developed an interactive floormap to accompany the viral video “This Too Shall Pass” from acclaimed band 'OK Go'. Featured on Gizmodo and MAKE.

Role: Art Direction, Visual Design, Actionscript Programming

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MoMA: I Went To MoMA And...

An interactive gallery showcasing visitor contributions to The Museum of Modern Art's "I Went To MoMA And.." initiative.

Role: Actionscript Programming, Visual Design

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StreetForms

StreetForms is a web and mobile-based platform/toolset that hopes to to encourage new forms of creative intervention in urban space. "StreetForms" lets you draw, tag, markup and scribble on Google 'Street View', expanding the notion of 'public art' to the digital realm.

Role: Concept, Design, Programming

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ZviDance

A site for NYC-based dance company ZviDance, in which visitors view a performance space and the dancers within from multiple perspectives as they navigate the site.

Role: Art Direction, Actionscript Programming

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Resembuild

A crowd-sourced photographic game - a larger image is broken up into discrete pieces which are then distributed to users, who attempt to recreate these as best they can, and submit their version via email or a custom app.

Role: Concept, Design, Programming. Created in collaboration with Yaminie Patodia.

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You and Me

A South African Design agency, where I worked as art director, interactive designer and developer from 2006-2007. See archived homepage.

Role: Art Direction, Lead Visual Design, Actionscript Programming

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Tree ID

Tree-ID is a locative art project that invites South African participants to find, document and discuss the camouflaged cellular network towers that dot the local landscape. Through the medium of the cellular phone, the images and text they create in response to these disguised tree-towers are collected on an online map of the country.

Role: Concept, Design

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Pathways

“Pathways” is an interactive installation, involving an acupuncture model that responds to the insertion of 'stylus' needles by displaying geographically concurrent points on a New York City subway map, here remapped to the 12 'meridian' energy paths of traditional Chinese medicine.

Role: Concept, Design, Programming. Created in collaboration with Aram Chang.

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MoBody

"Take part by taking your parts" - MoBody takes the 'exquisite corpse' Surrealist pasttime and updates it for the era of the mobile phone. Participants photograph one of three body parts (head, torso or legs) using their phone camera and MMS their photo to our database (or upload it using the mobile web) and it becomes part of our body image display (with a history of body parts available online).

Role: Concept, Design, Programming. Created in collaboration with Yaminie Patodia.

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Rock Paper Scissors Phone

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Phone is a multiplayer game of - you guessed it - 'Rock Paper Scissors" that is played from the touchtone keypad of any phone, and designed for public display. Using the '1', '2', or '3' buttons on the phone, participants make their choice, and square off against their friends, or a passing stranger. The cutting, smashing and enfolding consequences are made vivid through a series of animated sequences.

Role: Concept, Design, Programming

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Operator

Operator is a physical installation that puts the user in the role of a switchboard operator. Presented with a patchcord the user can bridge a connection by selecting a node from a grid of locations and placing a live conference call with the respective location's public telephones. It makes use of open-source telephony platform Asterisk.

Role: Concept, Design

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Operator is a physical installation that puts the user in the role of a switchboard operator. Presented with a patchcord the user can bridge a connection by selecting a node from a grid of locations and placing a live conference call with the respective location's public telephones. It makes use of open-source telephony platform Asterisk.

Role: Concept, Design

I'm a South African-born new media artist and interactive designer based in Chicago. Currently specializing in mobile and tablet design - and very much interested in the latest visual and interactive possibilities on web - I like seeing bleeding edge tech made accessible with bold, clear, crisp design. I graduated from New York University's ITP Program in 2009, and have since worked as a freelance designer, recently as lead mobile and tablet designer.


View my resume here.