I'm a designer, chef, avid film enthusiast, and amateur philosopher. I am fascinated by design's potential to rethink and re-imagine the products and systems we interact with everyday.

Work Samples

  • Solarise

  • Cascade

  • One-Handed Design - Brooms

Work History

  • Junior Industrial Designer

    • Vermop USA, Inc
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Jul 2013 - Feb 2014 (7 months)

    Market research and concept development for commercial cleaning products.

    PROJECTS
    - Concept development / prototyping for a battery operated cleaning product
    - Concept development and styling for a waterproof mop box
    - Market analysis and end user research for a new mop system

    DUTIES
    - Rapid concept generation and test prototyping
    - CAD modeling
    - Competitor analysis and market research to guide the product design process
    - Concept ideation for future product lines
    - Creating visual diagrams and explanatory manuals
    - Organizing visual and video presentations of work
    - Conducting design research trips and interviews with end users
    - Interfacing with engineers for product manufacturing
    - Cataloging visual brand language for all Vermop products

  • Design Intern

    • Manta Product Development Inc.
    • Jun 2012 - Aug 2012 (2 months)

    Concept generation and prototyping for client products

    Projects included:
    - Interface design and testing for a medical device
    - Concept generation with engineering support for a wearable electronic consumer product
    - Product photography and promotional Photoshop work

Education

  • Virginia Tech

    • Bachelor of Science (BS) Industrial and Product Design
    • 2009 - 2013

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

PolyU Global Student Challenge Finalist l 2013 Industrial Design Student Merit Nominee l 2013 SFCS Senior Living Project Winner l Spring 2012

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