Nikki Sylianteng

Personal Projects

They are two parts of a whole. It is not two jobs at all...one rests the man when the other fatigues him.
William Carlos Williams, Jewish poet-doctor

I split my time between personal projects and my day job. Each feeds into the other in different ways, both grounding and freeing. Right now, this serves as a low-maintenance archive of my projects through the years.

2020
The Story of The ZIP Code - did you know that the post office had to use a cartoon character named Mr. ZIP to get people to use the ZIP code? The first in a series of The History of Things zines.

2019
REWORK Podcast: Long Time Snacker, First Time Caller - that time I called the 1-800 number on the back of a can of Cheez Curlz

2018
Reading Jane - a pop-up reading club for The Death and Life of Great American Cities
A More Perfect Union - an anti-polarization reading list

2017
City Objects - a catalog of thoughtful design details from around the world
I Put The Healthcare Bill on Medium - why aren't we discussing legislative bills like we do Medium articles?

2016
A Mini Multiverse - a glow-in-the-dark print about personal worlds, finding your people, and what makes reality

2015
Parking Sign Redesign talk at the GEL Conference
Parking Sign Redesign talk at Brooklyn JS
In ____, we call McDonald's ____. - a participatory phone-in project where I ask people from different countries to tell me what they call McDonald's in their country

2014
Parking Sign Redesign

2013
Simple Machines for the Digital Age - devices that look after our well-being
Old People, New Tech - a blog documenting my time as a gerontechnology tutor

2012
eating carefully - video series of me eating carefully
Pig, Bird, and Mailbox - physical passwords for digital things
Feeling Chip - 100% understand each other by downloading each others' feelings