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Student at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
New Lenox, IL
I'm a passionate designer who loves to create, build, and tinker. I think its incredibly important to surround myself with creative people, work hard, and always have fun with what I'm doing. I understand that often I'll be apart of a larger group effort and must be a keen listener as well as someone who can contribute fresh, original ideas. Being a designer, I feel I have the responsibility to challenge the standard, create new models of thinking, and be catalyst to progress.
Digital to Analog Converter
Boost Gauge Housing
- Lee Weitzman Furniture
- Chicago, IL
- May 2013 - Aug 2013 (3 months)
Designed custom high end furniture, learned about the business behind furniture making, and learned professional furniture building practices by actually building select pieces of furniture we designed. Talked with clients to understand their needs and budgets, working with them all along the design process until their furniture was successfully completed.
Styling Design Intern
- Valeo Sylvania
- Jul 2011 - Dec 2011 (5 months)
Designed conceptual exterior vehicle lighting solutions (i.e. head lights, tail lights etc.) as apart of the styling and marketing team. This included studying market trends in technology and aesthetics, understanding Valeo Sylvania’s own technology and manufacturing capabilities and then designing innovative and fresh looks to fit particular customer vehicles. Sketched and illustrated the concepts and presented them internally as well as externally to customers.
- BUZZ Magazine
- Jan 2011 - Apr 2011 (3 months)
Designed layouts for BUZZ magazine on a weekly basis.
Professional Chalk Advertiser
- U of I Chalk
- Aug 2010 - Apr 2011 (8 months)
Started and co-managed chalk advertising business. Designed and created advertisements for clients and then chalked them in various places around the local community. Portfolio can be seen on Facebook under ‘U of I Chalk’.
Industrial Design Intern
- Wahl Clipper Corporation
- Jun 2010 - Sep 2010 (3 months)
Designed new grooming products that included hair shavers, trimmers, electronic clippers, and body massagers. Sketched initial concepts and made mock foam models. Prepared 2-D mock-ups of numerous product interfaces (buttons, switches, etc.) Prepared, sanded, primed, and painted prototypes to high level of finish. 3-D scanned, modeled, and rendered various concepts digitally.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Bachelor's degree Industrial and Product Design
- 2007 - 2011
Lincoln Way Central High School
- High School Diploma 2007
- 2003 - 2007
E-Waste Competition - U of I
Innovation week - U of I