Master of Industrial Design

Pratt Institute

Graduated May 2014; Master’s Thesis: The Gamification of Industrial Design.

Study Abroad: Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen - Summer 2012

Bachelor of Science in Interior Architecture

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Graduated December 2007 with Full University Honors, Summa Cum Laude

Study Abroad: University of Ulster, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Spring 2006

Owner at Fiero Design

New York, NY            September 2017 - Present


A creative agency focused on building life's passions. I help early stage entrepreneurs build their ideas from a macro view point; combining product development, branding, tech, and general business/market strategy as suits client needs. Website coming soon.

Visiting Instructor at Pratt Institute

Brooklyn, NY            January 2018 - Present


Instructor and Coordinator for the Industrial Design Department's Senior Portfolio and Professional Practice course. Instructing students on best practices for portfolio and interview materials, professional behavior, and general advice for transitioning from student to young professional.

Freelance Designer

New York, NY; San Diego, CA; Portsmouth, NH    May 2009 - September 2017


Prime Studio | February 2017 - Present | Industrial Designer

ECCO Design | November 2016 - September 2017 | Senior Industrial Designer

A2 Inc | June - November 2016 | Web + Industrial Designer


A multifaceted freelancer, I work on products ranging from consumer electronics to housewares to packaging to conceptual innovation work to softgoods. Branding, business strategy, design for manufacture, and UX/UI skill sets are often required in addition to standard industrial design knowledge.



Previous Freelance Design Work:

Paul Wylde | 2014 | Alaska Airlines brand revitalization

Futurelabs | 2014 | Trend forecasting for Hilton Worldwide

Tangram 3DS | 2011 | 3D modeling, drafting and design support services

Driver-Ryan Architects | 2010-2011 | 3D modeling, drafting, and design support services

Verbage Design | 2009-2011 | Co-founder of a boutique stationery and novelty gift business

Designer at LG Electronics Design America

Edgewater, NJ            March 2015 - June 2016


Developed product strategies and concepts, producing drawings, renderings, 3D models, and presentations for a wide variety of projects as a member of the LG Electronics Design America Creative Team.

Junior Designer for Intersection-Inc

San Diego, CA           May 2013 - June 2014


Established design strategy, form language, prototypes, and presentations as a junior designer on a wide variety of projects including inspection technologies, material sample kits and packaging, wearable technology, and consumer electronics.

Intern Interior Architect for Miller Dyer Spears

Boston, MA               September 2008 - March 2009


Completed interior finish schemes and produced finish boards, binders, and furniture specification documents as a member of the Interior Design Department; coordinated meetings and presentations with industry representatives; collaborated to produce final construction document sets.

Intern Interior Architect for Driver-Ryan Architects

Portsmouth, NH        Summer 2007, January 2008 - June 2008


Integral part of design effort for a local transitional housing facility; created presentation materials, aided in organizing and creating technical drawings and documents for a variety of commercial and residential projects.

Pratt DAHRC Researcher

A contributing member of Pratt Institute’s Digital Arts and Humanities Research Center

  • Focusing on AR/VR/MR technologies
  • Concentrated on the research and influence of cutting edge technology as it pertains to Industrial Design
  • In the process of learning Unity, Unreal Engine 4, and other software for prototyping AR/VR/MR experiences.

Digital and Visual Representation Experience

Proficient with Windows and Macintosh operating systems as well as the following programs:

  • Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and Lightroom
  • Adobe After Effects, Premiere, and iMovie
  • Web design with Adobe Muse
  • Rhino, Solidworks, Keyshot, NX, Maya, AutoCAD, Revit Architecture, and Sketchup

Great versatility in a variety of hand rendering media, sketching, model building, prototyping, and drafting techniques.

Departmental Ambassador

Class Representative to KEIO University in Tokyo, Japan as a part of the Global Innovation Design initiative between Pratt Institute, KEIO University, and the Royal College of Art in London.

Adobe Muse Site of the Year, October, 2015

Adobe Muse Site of the Day, November 3, 2014

David Saylor Scholarship, 2012

Finalist: Pratt Umbra Competition, 2012

Plan New Hampshire Merit Award for the Crossroads House, 2010

Student Excellence Award, 2007

Outstanding Senior Award, 2007

Finalist: Undergraduate Research Award, 2007

First Prize: Rowe Furniture Design Competition, 2006

Richard and Pamela Allen Scholarship, 2006

Honorable Mention: Crypton Superfabrics' International Loominary Competition, 2005