Kristin Osiecki

Designer + Educator + Maker

Experience

Equal parts designer and educator, I've applied my skills to a variety of educational projects, from a children's wearable that encourages healthy eating, to a simulation game about fracking. I've taught in a broad range of environments, from teaching film and animation in rural Nicaragua to developing and implementing curriculum in urban public schools.

Education

Harvard: Ed.M, Technology, Innovation and Education, Rhode Island School of Design: Master of Arts in Teaching + Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design

Certification

Massachusetts, K-8 and 9-12 professional-level license, with over five years of experience in public schools, from struggling schools in RI, to top schools in MA

Design

Over ten years of design experience, from creating educational games, immersive experiences, websites and UI, to traditional print design and illustration

SKILLS

Highly skilled in a variety of design and iterative tools, from CS to Arduino, I'm just as comfortable whipping up graphics in Illustrator as I am wiring circuits

Grant Writing

I've individually authored seven grants supporting educational work, all of which have received full-funding

Curriculum Design

Extensive experience designing fine art and STEAM curriculum for schools and community organizations

Collaboration

I've worked with a variety of interdisciplinary teams on an array of complex and challenging projects

Passion

Endlessly curious, there's not a skill I won't learn or a challenge that does not interest me

Work

I'm a designer, educator and maker focused on the intersection of the visual arts and technology; exploring electronics and their potential for self-expression, as well as their ability to make subjects like physics, programming and math tangible and interactive. It is my mission to design innovative educational experiences that meet the needs of both educators and learners.

About me

An avid learner, I am constantly acquiring new skills. You are just as likely to find me in the darkroom exposing prints as you are to find me carefully crafting paper circuits. When not engaged in educational work or holed up in my studio, you’ll likely find me documenting the local music scene with my camera. My photography has been published in The New York Times, People Magazine, The Boston Phoenix and The Providence Journal.

I recently relocated to a tiny peninsula at the southeastern corner of Boston Harbor. I’m excited to set up my studio and get to work!

If you're interested in seeing my most recent experiments and process work, visit my blog here.

Contact

Looking for someone to design innovative educational experiences that meet the needs of your learning community, or maybe you just need a spiffy logo? Drop me a line.

kosiecki@alumni.risd.edu