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Furniture and Product Design
New York, NY
My experience ranges from Interior Architecture, Furniture Design to Graphic Design. From concept to reaching a final solution and product, I am driven and confident in completing a design challenge, large or small. I enjoy collaborations and hope to pursue a career in Interaction Design and Technology.
2007-2008 | Architectural Model Maker | zDp Models – SF, CA
Responsible for meeting with clients and working collaboratively to design and build models of buildings, landscapes and urban context sites for the architectural industry.
2007 | Contract Furniture Draftsperson | Ted Boerner Furniture – SF, CA
Developed construction documents for the 2007 line and created drawings for a client booklet.
2006 | Interior Architect | John Lum Architecture – SF, CA
Designed for commercial and residential environments. This position included computer drafting, drawing and project development. Also launched and ran the sustainable materials library within the studio.
2006 – Present | Internship + Volunteer | The LAB – SF, CA
Installed art shows, worked on sets for performances and general maintenance for the gallery. Wrote and sent out press releases for exhibitions and was heavily involved with gallery openings and events.
2005 – 2006 | Gallery Assistant | Wattis Institute of Contemporary Art – SF, CA
Informed gallery visitors about the shows and was involved in gallery openings and events as well as general gallery maintenance.
2005 | Contract Draftsperson | Johanna Gawunder Design – SF, CA
Translated hand drawn plans into computer drafted and rendered documents for a firm press package.
OTHER DESIGN EXPERIENCE
2008 – Present | Designer | Brett & Company – SF, CA
Re-Branding and creating an updated company identity: designing a new logo, business cards and website development.
2008 – Present | Collaborator | Pseudo Studio – SF, CA
Pseudo Studio is a collaborative of architects and designers, which design and make inflatable structures from recycled billboards and re-purposed HVAC roofs fans.
2007 | Set Designer | “Leper? I hardly know ‘er” – Los Angeles, CA
Designed sets and fabricated props as well as costumes for a 12-minute comedy short film about Lepers directed by Kevin Perry and Andrew Davis.
2006 | Exhibition Designer | Playspace Gallery – SF, CA
Designed the exhibition space for Unexpected Developments, a group show that showcased gay, lesbian, bi and transgender artists.
Inflatable Gallery In collaboration with Pseudo Studio 2008
Makers Faire (Make Magazine) – San Mateo, CA
Western Interiors Home + Design Show 2006
Concourse Exhibition Center – San Francisco, CA
Through the Woods (CCA Wood/Furniture BFA Exhibition) 2006
Red Ink Studios - San Francisco, CA
Buddhist Monastery Project (Interior Design Group Show) 2005
California College of the Arts, West Gallery – San Francisco, CA
Restoration Group Show 2005
Design and Craft Museum – San Francisco, CA
Restored Group Show 2004
California College of the Arts, Oliver Art Center – Oakland, CA
Mac OS X and Windows Vista Platforms, Adobe CS3 – Photoshop, Illustrator and In-Design, Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint. Vectorworks (2D Drafting and 3D Modeling), Solidworks and AutoCAD. Able to create and prepare documents for a laser cutter, 3D printing and CNC machines.
Proficient and comfortable in a machine shop. Posses knowledge of many woods, model making foam, plaster resins, metal, basic welding, sewing, paint and wood finishing application as well as upholstery. Comfortable with hand drafting and sketching as well as rendering.
Fluent in English, Polish and beginning knowledge of German.
California College of the Arts
New York University
Kontact Magazine’s Independent Contemporary Furniture Design Finalist 2008
Dwell Magazine’s Dwell on Design Scholarship Winner 2006