Pamela holds a AAS, BFA and PhD in Visual Communication. Her design practice and research is significantly informed by the documentation of lived experience utilizing narrative and visual storytelling that focuses on interdisciplinary practice and key themes: memories, lived experience, domestic and public space, and gendered communication as a way of sense-making. She works with processes of image making that combine analogue and digital photography, paper sculpture, extraction of detail, and dimensional typography to capture the emotional aspects of narratives and as a new way of seeing these issues and reconstructing experiences. She applies design thinking and visual literacy in an effort to purposively influence perceptions, attitudes and behavior to address social and individual well being and to create inclusive psychological, emotional and spatial environments. Her practice foregrounds self-reflection, embodied creative processes and visualization in design to make sense of one’s lived experience.

Contact Pamela Salen at pamelajsalen@gmail.com