I am a furniture and industrial designer currently searching for employment after completing my MFA in Furniture Design at the Rhode Island School of Design. I grew up in Indiana, but spent my childhood summers in Finland at the family cottage. My multicultural upbringing inspires functional objects with a pure and understated aesthetic, where form and function elegantly coincide. My latest works utilize visual and tactile elements to inspire curiosity and stimulate a sense of awareness in an object.

Work Samples

  • Peel

  • Twist

  • Idle

Work History

  • Product Development Designer

    • Chromcraft-Revington
    • West Lafayette, IN
    • Sep 2010 - Nov 2012 (2 years 2 months)

    Responsibilities at Chromcraft Revington, Inc. included:
    • Developing new designs for various product lines through sketching, modeling and rendering
    • Altering existing designs to meet consumer demands
    • Collaborating with associates located cross-country and overseas on multiple projects simultaneously
    • Developing marketing strategies and deliverables including catalog pages, brochures, banners, etc | Aided in overseeing the product development process from sketches to samples to finished goods
    • Analyzing the current market trends for styles, functions, and finishes
    • Organizing the product development department through a cloud-based website

  • Associate Designer - Intern

    While at Delta Faucet, I:
    • Developed conceptual work as well as designs currently on the market through sketching, 3D modeling, rendering, and prototyping
    • Altered existing designs to meet consumer demands and client needs
    • Gained valuable experience working on multiple projects simultaneously as well as functioning as a member of the design team, including engineers and machinists, to create producible products for specific manufacturing processes

Education

  • Rhode Island School of Design

    • MFA Furniture Design
    • 2013 - 2015
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

    • BA Industrial Design
    • 2006 - 2010

    GPA 3.71

Specialties

Affiliations

Former IDSA Member

Awards

• Juried Entry - New Contemporaries: Gellman Gallery - Providence, RI - 2015 • Best in Show:Student Award - Fine Furnishings Show - Pawtucket, RI - 2014 • US Patent: - Mantis: Convertible Chair - 2013 • Juried Entry - RISD Furniture Department Triennial - Providence, RI - 2014 ...
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