Personal Projects

MDes: I’m currently working on my Master of Design (MDes) at the University of Alberta. My areas of research interest include: Visual Thinking & Communication Design; Philosophy of Design; Women & Gender Studies; Visual Culture; Feminist Design; Performance and Feminist Art; Feminist Theory; Design Theory; Gender and Sexuality; Practice-led Research; Inter-Disciplinarity. Learn more here »

Videocast: “Sports with Sarah and Jules” A hockey commentary videocast, brought to you by someone who knows and someone who doesn’t really care. Our sportscast runs during #Oilers hockey season. Go to videocast »

The Violette Underground: A “philosophical burlesque” event, this is a pop-up speakeasy event happening every few months that involves many things including craft cocktails, burlesque performances, spoken word poetry and other theatrics, as well as other secret delights.  Learn more »

Philosopher Salons: A series of themed discussion salons hosted at my studio on a variety of topics, for the purposes of entertainment and education, following the poet Horace’s definition of the aims of poetry, “either to please or to educate” in the tradition of the French literary and philosophical movements of the 17th and 18th centuries.

Mini Newspaper: This mini newspaper will be a curated collection of news, stories and opinions on design, advertising, philosophy, feminism, ideas, big-picture politics, poetry. First printed issue TBA.