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San Francisco, CA
I like to design! I work hard...
» Adobe Photoshop
» Adobe Illustrator
» Adobe InDesign
» Model making
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 2002 - May 2006
Graduated May 2006 with BSID, GPA 3.4
Completed courses in Industrial Design and Graphic Design
Awarded four-year Faculty Scholarship
Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington, DC
June 2004 - Aug. 2004
Completed Graphic Design studio
California College of Art
San Francisco, CA Feb 2010 - present
I am currently teaching a Solidworks class at CCA.
San Francisco, January 2010 - present
As a freelance designer I am assisting Eric Pfeiffer with various projects.
Michael Graves Design Group
Princeton, NJ October 2007 - August 2009
As an industrial designer for this internationally known design firm I was part of a team designing custom furniture and lighting for a 6 billion dollar hotel casino resort, Resorts World Singapore; I also assisted with the updating of 2009 Target Inc. housewares run and packaging. Other clients included: Slice, Drive Medical, Progress Lighting, Westco.
» Interpreted senior designers’ sketches and created, easily modified,
3D models in Solidworks for review and prototyping
» Assessed STL and later off-tool samples and communicated with manufacturer partners to move products to market under tight
» Worked closely with interior designers to coordinate designs with architectural elements
» Responsible for creating detailed working drawings for production.
Milano Series International Products
Mount Vernon, NY Feb 2007 - Sept 2007
As an in-house industrial designer for this home goods company I was responsible for designing a wide variety of products from soap dishes to soft goods.
» Saw products through from initial concept to finale production.
» Communicated directly with factories in China and Viet Nam to move products quickly to market.
Morrisville, PA May 2006 - July 2006
Hired as a freelance designer for this innovative packaging design studio. I was part of a team working on a high profile food packaging project.
Took part in brainstorming sessions and sat in client meetings
» Was a crucial part of hand sketch phase of project
Springfield, MA July 2005 - October 2005
As a freelance designer for this institutional furniture manufacturer I was responsible for designing a new line of furniture to compete with rival companies offerings.
» Walked client, unfamiliar with the design process, through varies stages of design from initial concepts through final designs.
» Worked directly with employes at assembly floor to streamline designs for production
Josh Owen LLC
Philadelphia, PA June 2005 - Aug. 2005
Hired as a Summer Intern for this award winning studio. I was responsible for a wide variety of tasks around the office.
» Assessed prototypes for defects and communicated visually with manufacturer in China to make corrections and move products into final production
» Was responsable for final packaging design solution for fly hanger fly swatter
» Created presentations to be shown to clients such as Alessi, Casamania, Kikkerland, and others
Bethesda, MD, June 2004 - Aug. 2004
» As an Intern for this established family graphic design business I worked directly with clients at Montgomery County College to design signage for a new shuttle bus service.
» Took ownership of the project through the complete life cycle, from initial bid estimation through award, initial client kick-off meeting, design, client reviews, and delivery of final design.
» Developed multiple design approaches for client review using Adobe Illustrator and InDesign software.
Awarded for my senior thesis that tackled the timely problem of airport security. Received 2nd place (and $8,000) in this prestigious international design
Core77 Design Slam Competition - Mar. 2005
Awarded first place