Ellen Lo

AR Engineer / Web Developer

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Wireloop

Wireloop

Inspired by the classic buzzwire game, Wireloop is a series of AR games built with the New York Times. Users are encouraged to move the ring ("phone"), trace and light up the dark wire, and reveal hidden shapes.

To recreate the "buzz" without access to haptic feedback, we focused on refining the visual by leveraging Spark's particle system and custom shaders, with the goal of delivering an elegant, stress-free gameplay.

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A Tiny Frog's Climb

A Tiny Frog's Climb

Working with NYT Kids for the launch of their “Tiny Issue,” we built a real-scale immersive rainforest environment to show the journey of the tiny strawberry poison frog.

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Nasal Swab

Nasal Swab

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We worked with illustrator Julia Rothman to create a AR face effect to show the interior of a nasal cavity in 2.5D.

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Somewhere Good

Somewhere Good

For the Somewhere Good app launch, I worked with Annika Hansteen-Izora and helped them revamp their colorful and motion-heavy website. I also created a mini quiz that helps new users find their community through a series of intimate questions.

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Studio Ānanda

Studio Ānanda

I designed and developed a new website + CMS for Studio Ānanda, channeling their spirit of wellness with soft aesthetics and use of CSS filters, blend modes, and SVG animations. Featured on loadmo.re❣️

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Inflation Shrinkray

Inflation Shrinkray

We created a shrink ray in augmented reality where users can interact directly with consumer goods and see how inflation has affected buying power.

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Dalilah Muhammad

Dalilah Muhammad

For Olympics 2021, we created an AR effect to visualize Dalilah Muhammad's motion over the hurdle in real-scale, published to go along with her interview with the New York Times.

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Lost Code

Lost Code

Lost Code is a graphic design project exploring the friction in translation. Made with Paper.js. Featured on It's Nice That!

Design by Hilda Wong

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Axis Mundi

Axis Mundi

Axis Mundi is an experimental exhibition project exploring man’s attempt to override nature with technology and nature’s resistance. Featured on klikkenthéke!

Design by Hilda Wong

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MICA Code Workshop

MICA Code Workshop

I led a code-based design workshop for first year MFA graphic design students at MICA. The workshop aims at introducing p5.js as a design tool. Over the course of 3 days, the students designed and coded an interactive calendar for the year 2020.

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