To be a great designer, I feel one must remain well rounded, open minded, and motivated to fuel curiosity through the combination of determination, talent, and collaboration.
As a designer I am influenced by everything around me; through my experience, acquaintances, through what is new and what seems foreign. I highly value my career as a multi-faceted designer and use its versatility when approaching new projects to create unique results.
January 2013 - present
Rocky Mountain Institute, Boulder, CO
May 2009 - December 2012
Brewster Home Fashions, Randolph, MA
+ Create all in-house product packaging
+ Develop brand identities for new products
+ Create packaging for licensed products
+ Work with clients to create custom displays and signage
+ Develop and implement company websites
+ Generate roomsets to show product usage
+ Photograph products for marketing purposes
LEAD GRAPHIC DESIGNER
July 2007 - November 2008
GROUP GOETZ ARCHITECTS, Washington, DC
+ Manage the graphic design department
+ Produce digital and print graphics for marketing
collateral, client presentations, and architectural projects.
+ Analyze & create information design graphics.
+ Collaborate on strategic planning for developing the
company's branding and identity systems.
+ Generate and enhance design renderings.
+ Define and develop wayfinding graphics and signage.
+ Architectural drafting.
+ Co-chair of the technology committee.
SENIOR INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER
October 2006 - July 2007
February 2004 - October 2006
AMTRAK, Wilmington, Delaware
+ Conceptual design development for new & remanufactured train cars.
+ Create 3-D computer models, animated walkthroughs,
presentation boards, and digital presentations.
+ Customize designs of new and remanufactured train cars
to accommodate ADA requirements.
+ Build three-dimensional, functional prototype models.
+ Coordinate with external vendors and shop personnel.
+ Update/Modernize new interior materials.
+ Develop, maintain, and update interior and exterior
signage, murals, & graphics.
May 2003 - Present
CHRIS ROWE DESIGN, Boston, Massachusetts
+ Turn strong ideas into well designed products.
+ Design graphics for consumer products.
+ Create multi-page layouts for various book designs.
+ Create promotional materials including mailers, poster
layouts and signage.
+ Draw and refine logo design.
+ Generate business identity packages.
+ Develop website structures, layouts, and graphic content.
Summers of 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, June 2003 to February 2004
HOMSEY ARCHITECTS, Wilmington, Delaware
+ Graphic development & page layouts for marketing materials.
+ Work with customers to discuss design development.
+ Restructure & design a new company website.
+ Draw new, existing, and preliminary floor plans,
elevations, details, additions, and schematic designs.
+ Photograph finished projects
+ Conduct Field Surveys.
Adobe Indesign CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Adobe Flash CS5, Adobe Acrobat CS5, Solidworks, Solidworks Animator, Drawing Editor, AutoCAD, MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Outlook, MS Excel
Dreamweaver CS5, CSS + HTML, Action Script, Revit 2008
Mac + PC proficient
Printing Processes, Photography, Full Scale Modeling/Prototyping, Manufacturing, Managing/Scheduling, Multi-tasking, Client Relations, Presentation & Meeting Preparation, Wood + Metal Shop Experience
Experience in wood + metal shops.
Graphic & Web Design Classes, 2007
Delaware College of Art & Design
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, May 2003
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS + HONORS
2008 International Design Award
Good Design - Graphics & Packaging
Judge for the SMPS Communication Awards
2008 - Washington DC Chapter
Industrial Design Society of America,
2004 - 2008
Portfolio & References available upon request
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Good Design - Graphics & Packaging, Judge for the SMPS Communication Awards
2008 - Washington DC Chapter