Allain Daigle

Writer, Visual Designer, Storyteller

I’m a writer and visual designer located in Pittsburgh. I use text and images to help folks tell stories, especially in relationship to community, education, labor, and the arts.
I hold a PhD in English, and I draw from my background in writing to design compelling narratives and find creative solutions to storytelling needs. But I also draw heavily on my research background to identify contemporary video trends, reverse-engineer compelling styles, and rapidly learn other peoples’ perspectives with a well-honed sense of attention and care.​​​​​​​
My big-picture interests include the history of science and technology, cinema, and material culture. I've written articles on the economics of distributed labor in post-production, the mythology of risk surrounding Eadweard Muybridge’s motion studies, the nationalist dimensions of glass scarcity in World War I, and the normalization of 50mm lenses in both professional and popular practice. Although I’m interested in a wide range of methods and practices, I specialize in historical analysis and video practice.