Layout Design and Production Files of 3 Interior Panels
Unlike typical artistic collaborations, this project for the Seattle Design Festival stands as a unique convergence of diverse talents - Architects Without Borders, Shelf Life Stories, Wa Na Wari, local musician Yirim Seck and local artist Perri Rhoden. The installation delves into a darker chapter of the Seattle Central District’s history that continues to reverberate today; discriminatory housing policies of redlining and subsequent gentrification, told through the voices of today's residents.
This collaborative project asks visitors to confront uncomfortable truths, encouraging a collective reckoning with Seattle's past to pave a more equitable future.
3 48" × 72" Panels
Concept and Structure: Architects Without Borders Seattle, Wa Na Wari, Yirim Seck
Oral Histories: Shelf Life Community Story Project
Musical Contribution: Yirim Seck
Exterior Paintings: Perri Rhoden
Principal: Kristine Matthews
CD: Marta Bernstein
Designers and Project Leads: Eli Kahn, Lindsay Fraznick
PM: Meg Graham
Photography and Rendering: Eli Kahn
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Elias Kahn is a designer and artist based in Seattle, Washington.
Since graduating from the University of Washington’s Visual Communication Design program in 2020, he has worked as a designer at Studio Matthews
, a multidisciplinary studio with a focus on environmental graphic design and wayfinding.
Eli imbues empathy and function into his creative output, navigating between the digital and the tangible. His interests lie in exploring unique modes of visual communication, designed experiences, and finding opportunities for technology and art to coincide.
Available for freelance.
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
Bachelor of Design
Visual Communication Design
07 2020 – Present
Intern → Freelance
Summer 2019, Spring 2020
Intern → Freelance
12 2017 – 06 2020
with STUDIO MATTHEWS
365: AIGA Year in Design, Environmental and Experiential Design Award, 2022
Communication Arts, Branding and Environmental Design Award, 2022
for Ballard Food Bank