ACADEMIA

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

CAREER

QUESTING

Freelance Designer

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

 

  • Industrial designer for houseware brands + web design for A2, Inc; in charge of projects from concept level to manufacturing drawings and CAD;
  • Web design, branding, and strategy for Hypnap, LLC;
  • Designer for Paul Wylde on Alaska Airlines brand revitalization; in charge of content creation, design strategy, and design implementation;
  • Trend forecasting for Hilton Worldwide with futurelabs;
  • Partner and designer for Verbage Design - a boutique business offering stationery and novelty gifts;
  • 3D modeling, drafting, and design support services for Driver-Ryan Architects, Tangram 3DS, and other local designers;
  • Interior renovations for Coast Guard Station Portsmouth Harbor;
  • Marketing research and presentations for Old Mother Hubbard, Inc;

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.

TALENT POINTS

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.

HONORS

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