I am a strategic interior and environmental designer who specializes in 3D design solutions. While communicating designs visually through hand sketches I continually explore new and innovative ways to solve problems. Designing through strategy and research to identify the problem at hand - from the conceptual phase of ideation to finalizing environment and merchandising solutions - I solve design problems by prioritizing the baseline of a clients need. Creating environments that reflect and influence the user while elevating and enriching their entire experience. Highly motivated to meet client deliverables, I strive to go above and beyond expectations in all aspects of the design process. I am always looking to learn as much as possible so I can continuously grow as a designer. I thrive on meeting new people, asking questions and experiencing new things. Specialties: strategic conceptual 3D design - environments/interiors and fixtures/displays, translating brand and identity into environmental and merchandising solutions, understanding and developing brand identity, creating quick visuals through hand sketches/gesture drawings, refining design direction through SketchUp and conceptual perspective drawings and renderings, architectural illustrations, material and furnishing exploration, space planning

Work Samples

  • Google + Vogue

  • Burbank Chamber of Commerce

Work History

  • Senior 3D Designer, Global Retail Environments

    • Under Armour
    • Apr 2013 - Present (1 year 4 months)

    Designing world-class environments within the Global Retail Environments team that create a consistent presence for UA at retail. Working closely with the brand and graphics teams to ensure solutions are on brand and integrated within the environment as well as the retail marketing team to ensure alignment with business goals.

    I WILL.

  • Strategic Retail Designer

    • 10 Red Design
    • May 2009 - Apr 2013 (3 years 11 months)

    A Momentum Company - Design:Influence / Employing design principles to strategically influence behavior. Shopper based design work with top brands to strategically change the way in which a shopper interacts with their environment and thinks about products. Retail design, visual merchandising, pop displays, store with a store conceptual development.

  • Freelance Environmental Designer

    • Sparks
    • Aug 2008 - Nov 2009 (1 year 3 months)

    Working as needed on the conceptual designs of retail, commercial and exhibit spaces. Conceptual ideation executed through hand sketching and rendering along with imagery and material exploration. Clients include: Intuitive Surgical, Vision Health Specialties & Google

  • Environmental Designer

    • Palladeo
    • Jun 2008 - May 2009 (11 months)

    Working in the Envision department, designing world-class retail spaces that bring to life clients’ visions and captivate consumers. We are a full-service environmental design and retail strategy consultancy.

  • Assistant Professor of Environmental Design Department

    • Kent State Unversity
    • Jan 2008 - Apr 2008 (3 months)

    Teaching sophomore students how to illustrate their design ideas through the techniques of hand-drawing and rendering, as well as Photoshop rendering.

  • Intern - Store Design

    • Little Diversified Architectural Consulting
    • May 2007 - Aug 2007 (3 months)

    Interior Design work in the Store/Retail Design department doing conceptual design development. Solving design problems with visual aids; conceptual sketches and renderings, furnishings and materials selection. Design solutions that reach far beyond architecture.

  • Intern - Visual Display and Merchandising Dept.

    • American Greetings
    • May 2006 - Apr 2007 (11 months)

Education

  • Cleveland Institute of Art

    • BFA Interior Design
    • 2003 - 2008

Specialties

Awards

Global Burke Award (team) - Johnson and Johnson Baby Category Reinvention/2011 Laura Shapero Scholarship for Excellence in Interior Design/2007 Outstanding Workstudy Award - Cleveland Institute of Art Admissions Office/2006 Diversity Award - The Plain Dealer/2004

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