I'm Charlotte (but you can call me Charlie). I'm a designer and developer. My work spans across disciplines, including front‑end web development, concept art/illustration, 3D modeling, and data visualization. I was raised in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and studied in Japan and Switzerland. My background is in architecture, communication design, and environmental research.
I help to solve complex problems through design. I currently work in the design/construction industry. Until recently, I collaborated with a team at RS21 on a combination of information design, user experience research, and process/service optimization projects.
In my spare time, I tinker with creative coding, digital fabrication, and hand embroidery. I enjoy sketching, traveling, taking photos, and contributing to OpenStreetMap.
- Project Management Assistant at PBI Construction Consulting (Oct 2019 to present)
- UX Architect at RS21, Design Team (Jun 2018 to Oct 2019)
- Designer/Technical Writer at RS21, Design Team (Jun 2017 to Jun 2018)
- Creative Technologist at RS21, Development Team (May 2016 to Oct 2016)
- Web Developer at UNM SA+P, designed and deployed the Albuquerque Modernism site (Sep 2015 to Jan 2016)
- Participant in the 2019 Global Sustainability Summer School on Urban Sustainability at the Santa Fe Institute (Summer 2019)
- M.Arch in Architecture (Graduated with distinction, Tau Sigma Delta) from UNM SA+P, May 2017
- B.A. in Environmental Studies, Communication/Media Studies (Double major, graduated magna cum laude) from Franklin University Switzerland, Dec 2013
- Vogelaar, Alison E., and Charlotte M. McKernan. "Making Space for a Revolution: Occupy Wall Street as a Maker Movement." In Making Our World: the Hacker and Maker Movements in Context edited by Jeremy Hunsinger and Andrew R. Schrock, 318 pp. Digital Formations. New York: Peter Lang, 2019.
- “Worldbuilding: A Survey of Games and Architecture at Play.” Masters thesis, UNM SA+P, 2017.