Henry Holmes /
I'm a designer & choreographer in Brooklyn, New York. As an interaction specialist I've been creating fun educational experiences, fancy proximity-guided audio tours and the digital guidebook to some of America's greatest places. I care deeply about how we do things and why we are doing them. My focus is on UIUX design and prototyping but I operate effectively across media production, software design and IT.
I believe nothing is finished: that the best we can hope for is something good enough for a particular purpose at a particular moment. I believe in designing from the periphery: that intentionally inclusive approaches go further for the same work. I believe data is as subjective as it is powerful: that ascribing meaning to information is an innately political act.
Brooklyn-based designer & choreographer Henry Holmes has been working with GuideOne Mobile and the National Park Service on Park Mobile, Dance Education Laboratory 92Y on Dance Maker, Dance/NYC Junior Committee on equity and inclusion in NYC movement arts, Gibney Dance Center’s Digital Technology Initiative on digital literacy and production support, Visual Country on IT and workflows, and others in designing and implementing human-centered digital systems.
Henry holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and a Computer Science certificate from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, where their work was said to “epitomize UW’s idea of the thinking dancer.” Their choreographic resume includes a Chez Bushwick Artistic Residency with Elena Rose Light, co-direction of a play with Handan Ozbilgin for Target Margin Theater’s Stein Lab, a senior center residency through SPARC with Hillary Rachel Ramos, two seasons of Mare Nostrum Elements’ Emerging Choreographer Series, a round of xyz nyc: chain creation at The Tank with Tori Iannuzzi, and a Status Book, an experimental choreographic project for the web.