Printing out and using these resources, especially for educational use, are highly encouraged! Please credit me (Allison Chen) and tell me how you use them and if you have any questions at allisonychen15@gmail.com.


Polyhedra Posters
Illustrator | Spring 2013

A polyhedron is a 3D solid with flat faces, straight edges, and sharp vertices. They look extremely cool. I developed charts to visualize regular and semi-regular polyhedra and how they’re derived through an independent study with RISD Design Science Extraordinaire Carl Fasano.

High-res pdf downloads for non-commercial use: Polyhedral PostersJohnson Solids.


Book of Tessellations
Illustrator | Summer 2013

I created a colorful book of tessellations, or patterns of geometric shapes tiled on a flat plane with no overlaps or gaps. The book showcases many different types of tessellations, from archimedean to penrose.

Download the book for non-commercial use here.


Jitterbugs
Paper Prototyping, Illustrator, Laser Cutting | Spring 2013

A jitterbug is a kinetic geometric object that twists and changes shape. I developed a version of the flat square jitterbug for fun.

You can make a single module by printing out this pattern. Cut out the outline, fold along the outlines, and glue the triangle edges together (where the flaps are). Try playing with it! The blue parts should fold the way the blue parts fold in the gif.

To add modules, you can continue tiling like this:

Download the pdf for non-commercial use here.


What will my next project be?

I am continuously fascinated by geometry and am always up for a challenge. Got any ideas? Reach out at allisonychen15@gmail.com.


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