How to Get a Diamond
A near-obsessive search to obtain a diamond for free, tracked through a cryptic blog. The personality behind the site, Dee Diamonds, documents all her attempts to obtain a diamond on her own terms, whether through formal requests to distributors or time spent probing divorce forums and mine locations. Through layers of pop-up windows, readers follow her quest, simultaneously tracking the tension between societal expectations and personal desire.
Thesis work, website, front-end development, research

Daphne Hsu is a Brooklyn-based freelance graphic designer. She works collaboratively on brand identities, publications, websites, exhibitions, and campaigns. She enjoys working with content and visual systems as well as engaging audience interaction and participation.

She received her MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and B.Des from University of Washington. Previously, she held a Principal Designer role on the Creative Campaigns team at Nordstrom. Her current projects include conceptualizing a brand refresh, helping put together the forthcoming Anti-Sweep Chinatown zine, and preparing to teach a typography class.

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