Hydrotension is a story of the over one-hundred year relationship between the City of Los Angeles and the Owen's Valley. This began when William Mulholland constructed the Los Angles Aqueduct and transformed the dry desert of Los Angles into the second largest city today. For this transmedia project I developed a book, poster series, and spatial / interactive sculpture. Through all of these elements, I took a multidisciplinary design approach to communicate the story of the Los Angeles Aqueduct through various design media. The story begins with its conception, then conflict between farmers and the city, and finally ends with the future of water in Los Angeles.

Mentors: Brad Bartlett and Miles Mazzie


Spatial and interaction design


Poster series


Book design


Tools: Adobe After Effects CC, Adobe Illustrator CC, Adobe InDesign CC, Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Canon T3i, MadMapper, Processing, Projector, Kinect Camera