Kristin Osiecki

Designer + Educator + Maker

Experience

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.

Education

Harvard: Master of Education, Technology, Innovation and Education, Rhode Island School of Design: Master of Arts in Teaching and 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

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 and suburban public schools.

About me

I currently work as a Learning Designer on the Scratch team, part of the MIT Media Lab's Lifelong Kindergarten Group, designing educational experiences which engage learners in creative programming activities with Scratch.

I also host project-based STEAM workshops for educators, parents, children and adults. If you're looking for Professional Development workshops centered on developing innovative project-based curriculum for educators in your district, informative and fun workshops for parents, or hands-on creative workshops for kids and adlults that combine art with electronics and coding, contact me via the link below.