Freelance designer of industrial made products, eyewear and handmade concepts based in Los Angeles, CA. I have been working with the eyewear industry for 8 years creating sunglasses and optical styles for mass market. I have developed skills in creating concept to final production designs in multiple materials. Experience with working one on one with factory engineers to explore limitations and strengths of production, technique and manufacturability. Ability to understand fashion and licensed brands and target markets for licensed product for various age groups and style demographics. Along with creating for industry I personally enjoy making and designing lifestyle products for the home and garden exploring natural material such as wood, ceramics and plants.
- PRATT INSTITUTE: Bachelors of Industrial Design Graduation OCT 2004 / SEPT 00 - OCT 04
GERRIT RIETVELD ACADEMIE: Design Lab Study Abroad Program in Amsterdam, NL / JAN 03 - JUNE 03
- AWARDS / EXHIBITIONS / PUBLICATIONS
SPACE 15 TWENTY GALLERY /apr-may 10: Los Angeles I’m Yours, Collective art show - Hollywood, CA. Exhibiting succulent ceramic sculptures and living jewelry curated by Poketo and Kitsune Noir.
ADC NJ Judge: Guest Judge for the Art Directors Club of NJ for 2004 and 2005 annual ADC Awards, Mar 05 & Mar 06
SHELLY BRIDGES DESIGNER LIVING: Carapacho furniture piece demonstration Dec 04 Featured on an Interior Design show; innovative designs from ICFF 2004: Fine Living Channel
GLAMOUR MAGAZINE Italy: Carapacho furniture piece exhibited in Sept 04 Issue
THESIS EXHIBITION: The Ephemeral Collection, Pratt StudiosMay 04
METROPOLIS MAGAZINE: Chocolate Organs featured in an online article â€˜Life @ ICFF 2004â€™, May 04
Sustainable Design from Pratt Students by Shonquis Moreno;
ICFF International Contemporary Furniture Fair NYC, Carapacho in Alumni Exhibit, and Chocolate Organs in Sustainable Exhibit: Pratt ID