Master of Industrial Design
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.
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
Digital and Visual Representation Experience
Proficient with Windows and Macintosh operating systems as well as the following programs:
Great versatility in a variety of hand rendering media, sketching, model building, prototyping, and drafting techniques.
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