Meet the 2020 residents.


Find out about the creative passions that drive them and the unique projects they’re developing during their residency year.

Julie Sanduski

Christina Poku

London, UK

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Christina is investigating the idea of technology as abundance. She’s using photography, GIFs and set design to make staged scenes that explore how technology can create growth, build community and change barriers to entry — and she’s sharing her journey with fellow creatives via Instagram, TikTok and more. Her long-term goal is to run a full-service photography studio and multi-disciplinary practice that merges physical and virtual elements in digital images and she looks forward to collaborating with 3D artists, set designers and motion designers.


Lost Connection

Lost Connection Photography, prop styling and 3D project. A visual exploration. Addressing navigating the digital landscape, balancing feelings of connectivity and the enticing possibilities of endless data.

IRL R U Well?
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Maddy Beard

UI/UX designer
Denver, Colorado

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In a time when people are increasingly reliant on technology, Maddy is exploring the use of interaction design to promote mindfulness in daily life. She’s partnering with brands to design experiences that help people use tech as a tool rather than a crutch and she’s sharing her designs, processes, findings and her own day-to-day life through photos, videos, articles and interactive challenges. In the future, she hopes to have a career as a freelance designer. She’d like to work for innovative brands, create designs that reach millions of people and be a leader in the design community.


Commune project

Commune is a course platform for personal and societal well-being. The Commune team partners with some of the world's leading teachers across mindfulness, health, sustainability and civic engagement to create and host video courses for their members. I designed a user experience that captured the unique, personable tone.

Crafting an Impactful Brand Story


Crafting an Impactful Brand Story

Every brand has a story. But only great brands tell their stories in a way that makes them truly matter.