Alyssa Coletti established Nonfiction Creative, LLC in 2010 as a multidisciplinary studio specializing in furniture design. Alyssa's early career was spent as an in-house designer for Bernhardt Design, Lenovo and Williams-Sonoma Home. Throughout the developmental period of her career, Alyssa frequently interacted with established multi-national designers and participated in their design processes. Alyssa’s experiences provided her with the opportunity to design a wide variety of products through her own approach to product design and a conviction that timeless design is created by identifying, understanding and refining the essential elements of form, concept and craft. A graduate of Purdue University, Alyssa received a degree in industrial design, and completed additional design and architectural studies in Denmark.

Work Samples

  • Fiction

  • Auto . Cabot Wrenn

  • Parallel . Bernhardt Design

Work History

nonfiction creative, llc owner . august 2010 to present established furniture design studio to license design work catering to high-end residential and contract furniture manufacturers. responsible for all aspects of creative development and execution of new concepts and the presentation and promotion of new work. alyssacoletti.com ________________________________ appalachian state university adjunct faculty . january 2012 to present industrial and furniture design programs bernhardt design brand designer . november 2007 to august 2010 multidisciplinary designer responsible for creative development and execution of marketing materials, web site, image retouching, managing CAD library, and photography art direction. williams-sonoma home furniture designer . june 2006 to october 2007 managed bath furniture and mirror categories and contributed to dining, occasional, and outdoor furniture categories. lenovo industrial designer . november 2005 to june 2006 design of computer accessories and carrying cases. bernhardt design product designer . november 2002 to november 2005 high-end contract furniture development. thomson consumer electronics (RCA brand) intern . spring 2002 worked with staff designers to develop new AV accessory concepts.

Education

  • Purdue University, West Lafayette IN

    • BA Industrial Design
    • 1996 - 2002
  • Danish Institute for Study Abroad

    • . Furniture Design & Architecture
    • 2001 - 2001

Specialties

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