By Cassie Rausch and Shaoting Yan

Many of the concepts in the class How People Work are very abstract and need context in order to fully understand them. Due to us both being interested in product design, most of the lessons take the form of how they can allow us…


I decided to make my exhibit to advertise the Hillman Hall of Minerals and Gems. Here is my mood board to generate ideas and the aesthetic for my exhibit:

My main idea for this exhibit is to mirror a fantasy version of a cave while highlighting the natural beauty of…


4/20/21

After doing so much digitally, I was excited to be able to make something physical with my hands again for this project. I started out my making my shell out of clay. I chose this shell specifically because I thought it would be interesting to have to carve or sculpt…


3/28/21

This project is pretty intimidating. I feel like I just learned how to use Illustrator, and now I have to use Illustrator and learn After Effects. I think the idea of animating is really interesting, but I know I’m not super skilled with Adobe programs so I’m a little nervous…


3/11/21

I’m a little apprehensive about the second half of this project just because I don’t have much experience with Adobe Illustrator, but I’m excited to learn. I thought it would be interesting to have one main larger bird that is closer to the viewer and then more birds behind it…


2/18/21

I decided to study and model a Carolina parakeet because back home I have a pet parakeet and I’ve just always liked birds. I love their brightly colored feathers and how they all have unique personalities.

I did a lot of research about the Carolina parakeet and I learned that…


2/2/21

Today I started researching into what I wanted my modules to look like. I thought a good place to look would be in nature since most natural patterns are simply repeating small modules. …


2/1/21

Admittedly this project stumped me at first.

I originally wanted to do something with water like throwing a wet rag at the wall or slapping a puddle because these are the only sounds that I could translate to a visual in my head. However I think that this is just…

Cassie Rausch

CMU Design 2024

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