Recent BFA Industrial Design graduate from Boston MA. I enjoy exhaustive user/environment research, and have a passion for strategizing innovative products, brands, and services that meet the demands of the user. I love the challenge of solving real problems with ideas that could be implemented today, using existing technologies and infrastructure. I am excited to begin my professional career in the design community and be challenged daily.
Freight Farms | Internship | Summer 2011 - Present
Strategized identity of company and product’s image, name, and advertising campaign on kickstarter by highlighting its localness, smallness, and personalness. Planned story board and shot kickstarter video for Freigh Farms project campaign. Developed rewards/incentives for financial contributors of campaign. Presented the company at the Annual Climate Summit at MIT to 100 people and served as the liason of the company at the convention table.
Lumin Consulting | Freelance | Fall 2011- Spring 2012
Birmingham & Montgomery, AL
Worked as a freelance researcher and strategist with the infographic advertising department. Performed extensive independent research on projecdt basis, wrote analytical summary of findings, and strategized directions of web-based infographics for company and clients.
Northeastern University | Freelance/Consultant | Fall 2011
Served as design consultant for group of 5-graduate students from beginning to final states of product development. Led brainstorm exercises for opportunity area discovery; storyboarded multiple opportunity areas; ideated product/service from sketches to models to final form/direction; created brand identity through logo, naming, and tagline as well as branded final product/service.
Redfish Product Development LLC | Internship | Spring 2010
Interned for Redfish as a model maker. Worked closely with the core design team and interpreted sketches and drawings of the product’s form and made sketch models. Assisted in the development of the product’s aesthetic and functionality final direction.
Ultimate Hospitality LLC | Operations Manager | Fall 2008-Spring 2012
Managed nightly valet operations of 18 Boston fine dining restaurants including staffing, cash collections and onsight incident/insurance claims. Dealth directly with restaurant owners/general managers to address concerns and issues.
Industrial Design Society of America Boston Chapter | Spring 2011-Present
SGA Industrial Design representative | Spring 2011 - co-organized the annual IDSA tript to Providence RI as well as other MassArt ID events.
SGA MassArt FARM representative | Fall 2011-Present - Established first and only university Urban Agriculture group in Boston; in first year, grew group to 30 members, gained full funding, and acquired an official seat in school’s Student Government. Design and led installation of aquaponic set-up, and multiple interior small-scale garden beds growing greens and fruit-bearing plants on campus. Met with campus food provider and cafeteria manager to identify opportunity for farm’s viability of servicing portion of school’s produce needs. Designed external off-site advertising of MassArt FARM.
MassArt All School Show | Fall 2010-Spring 2012 - Worked in organization and installation of the show
Massachusetts College of Art and Design | Fall 2008-Spring 2012
BFA Industrial Design
University of Southern Maine | Fall 2006-Spring 2008
Sculpture BFA candidate
Eugene Ashley High School | Fall 2003-Spring 2005
Adobe CS5.5 - InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop
AutoDesk - Sketchbook Pro, Alias 2010
Microsoft Office - Excel, Powerpoint, Word