Capstone Thesis: The Un-Instagramable Self 
Concept: The Un-Instagramable Self is a 110-page book and social initiative that explores the hidden parts of identity and life as individuals self-narrate and contribute to visual culture in the digital age of Instagram. The concept was inspired by Tara Westover’s 2019 Northeastern Commencement Address, about the alienating experience of over identifying with the idealized self and the importance of embracing the un-edited self. Using narrative interviewing and applying Carl Jung’s Theory of Archetypes and Erving Goffman’s Dramaturgical Theory, it looks at how narrating elements of the Un-Instagramable self can affect acceptance of self and others, and can impact visual culture. From 23 interviews, The Un-Instagramable Self gives a peak behind the curtain to the hidden side of individuals’ identities. It offers a collection of short stories and visuals to expand on concepts of self in the digital age, while appreciating all human experiences including the mundane, repressed, and underrepresented with the broader purpose of furthering notions of self-acceptance and inclusion in visual culture and society. Full project website here.
Concept, research and interviews, curation, layout design, and select artwork by Shauna Curran. Submitted photographs credited.​​​​​​​
Brand Book: Stella McCartney
Concept: 90-page book about Stella McCartney and their approach to activism as well as sustainable and technical innovation in fashion. The book was planned to be printed at 11X14 inches with a white linen hardcover binding, several touch and takeaway elements, and interactive elements to be accessed through the reader's phone. Production was interrupted with COVID-19 and the book was converted to a digital book with video elements. The book contains original illustrations and paintings by myself mixed with credited interviews and professional brand photography. It has a clean, playful, and modern design while blending the digital nature of 2020 with publication design.
Concept, curation, and layout design by Shauna Curran. Interviews and photographs credited.
Artist Booklet: Chip Thomas
Concept: School project artist booklet combining interviews and photography in a 22-page print format.
Concept, curation, and layout design by Shauna Curran. Interviews and photographs credited.
Rise: Fashion and Activism
Concept: Rise is a curated magazine on fashion and activism.
Concept, curation, and layout design by Shauna Curran. Interviews and photographs credited.
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