A passionate and self-motivated industrial designer. Innovative problem solver, able to see both the technical and user side of the problem. Strong at individual and group ideation through sketching and brainstorming. Able to research, question, and draw insights effectively to push concept boundaries.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BFA in Industrial Design 2011
Cumulative GPA: 3.62
Garmin International - Olathe, KS
Industrial Designer June 2012 - Present
ACCO Brands - Lincolnshire, IL
Industrial Design Intern June 2011 - June 2012
Collaborated, worked, and presented to industrial design, supply management, product marketing managers, engineering, and graphics to develop new products for multiple brands under ACCO brands such as, ACCO, Kensington, Quartet, GBC, and Wilson Jones. Drove products and packaging from concept through partial production while working with overseas suppliers on tooling and quality control. Managed group project timelines and led other interns while meeting personal deadlines. Also built mock-ups, executed sample creations, recorded product documentations, and designed graphic patterns. Extended for two terms.
WhiteBoard Product Solutions - Eden Prairie, MN
Industrial Design Intern June 2010 - August 2010
Designed for a variety of consulting projects from independent inventors to corporations. Contributed to group brainstorms, 3D computer and physical modeling, and 3D printing. Worked closely with managers on internal company projects.
Phora Group - Evanston, IL
Design Intern May, 2009 - August, 2009
Collaborated to conceptualize and build a sculptural fixture to represent and promote the Midwest Lotus User Group Conference in 2009. Also updated the conference logo and helped design the conference graphics.
H Toy Design
Industrial Design Freelancer
Helped generate concepts, 3D models, and renders for
H Design’s clients.
Design Factory International
Graphic Design Freelancer Mar - Dec, 2010
Design presentations and visual art for presentations to buyers.
3D Labs – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Undergraduate Assistant August 25, 2008 - Present
Teach and assist art & design students in machines and
Sketching, Marker Rendering, Modelmaking, Metalsmithing, Sewing, Cintiq, Wacom Tablet
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, Premier, Alias Sketchbook Pro, SolidWorks, Rhino, 3ds Max, Photoview 360, Keyshot 2, Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint
Achievements and Activities:
International Housewares Association Student Design competition 2010 - Honorable Mention
FAA Talented Student Tuition Support Award
Works shown in: “IDEAtion: rough to refined” Industrial Design Show (2010) and Art & Design Foundation Show at the Link Gallery (2008)
IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America)
Student chapter website manager and
Carle Hospital-Volunteer in Medical/Surgical/Telemetry Overflow Department