Light Relaxation (A Resting VR Experience)
Before entering the VR prototyping phase, I did some research on VR experiences where people lay down and/or relax. When I was making this in February 2017, there wasn't much out. Some of the biggest experiences now however, include The Shard's Slide in the UK, Oculus Relax VR, and Waterslide in topshop.
The pictures show snippets of the works. You can also click the links below for more info:
With not much out there, I went into prototyping phase to familiarize myself with building for VR while doing research on the best approach concept-wise. I specifically aimed for a mobile experience so people could take it with them anywhere and use it in their beds without being next to a giant VR set-up. It would also allow for more accessibility, since mobile VR only requires a smart phone and a google cardboard at the least.
Here was my first prototype working on my Samsung Galaxy Phone.
Seeing that my first scenery was very dark and not conducive to relaxation, I wanted to ramp up my production value and make things feel more calming, so I created this amazing scenery in Unreal Engine.
However, with the constraint of mobile, this scene was not usable. It required too much power from the phone. Doing further research though, I was able to discover that people enjoy laying down and looking into space. With that I pivoted to the environment below. 
I introduced stars and particles to make the scenery colorful and engaging. In addition, I wanted to keep some of the interactive engagement that comes with VR. With that in mind, I introduced an interface where by looking at the cubes pictured above allowed you to control the gravity of the floating objects in the space.
The gif below gives a sample of it happening.
The virtual space was a bit messy, but with the white noise audio it was starting to touch on the laying down and relax vibe I was aiming for.
Showing it to my professors, they saw that I had the virtual body representing the person n the experience was in grass. They suggested that I have the person wearing it also lay physically in grass to elevate the connection of the virtual and physical space creating a mixed reality experience.
So I did!
Finally I did some further testing with people in the space listening to the audio.
The final documentation video is below.

Other Projects:

Graphic Design
These are some of the posters, signage, and logos I have created for emails, display boards, and flyers going to 1,000+ / 10,000+ students from 2014 - 2018.
Graphic Design, Flyer
IDM Showcase Lead
As a major-wide school show, the IDM showcase presented works from all the students at NYU's Integrated Digital Media program. I lead 15 dedicated students to run this fantastic showcase of 100+ projects that was attended by 250+ attendees!
Leadership, Organizing
Udacity Digital Marketing Nanodegree
A brief summary of what I learned to reach 19,000+ consumers using a budget of $100, how I created a $50,000 full media plan, and used Moz to perform SEO planning through the Udacity digital marketing nanodegree program.
Marketing, Data Analytics, Content Strategy
Prototyping A Data Visualization System
My prototype for a design analytics agency that would incorporate their 5 different metrics of data into one visual display. Doing user interviews, competitive analysis, and mockups I was able to deliver a prototype of an interactive mobile and web interface showing 15+ screens of user interaction in adobe XD.
Design, Research, Data Visualization
Spectra (Showcase Website)
Documentation of my design and development of a webpage displaying ~17 student thesis projects for a 300+ publicly attended student showcase while working as a Web Content Manager at NYU. This was done alongside my project lead responsibilities of supporting budgets, team meetings, and organizing the 5+ student teams who made the showcase a success.
Web Development, Web Design, Web Scraping
CoreConnect Conference
Design assets I created to promote the CoreConnect conference on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin which reached 500 organic impressions and 2,000+ paid impressions within the span of a week. The assets were designed to work with each platforms best standards and aspect ratio.
Graphic Design, Social Media Marketing
Handwashing: Positivity Through Marketing
Discovering that 1/3 of Americans skipped washing their hands after using the bathroom, a team and I decided to do a campaign to reduce that number. We created a positive campaign to encourage people to keep their hands clean and spread love through clean hands.
Marketing, Videography, Experiential Advertising