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Palo Alto, CA
From sculpture to sustainability, technology to anthropology, I pull from a diverse background to identify needs and create meaningful experiences. Since graduating from San Jose State's industrial design program, I have had a hand in bringing exciting consumer electronic, medical, and wearable products to life at Silicon Valley design firms Nonobject and Exodesign.
I also have the honor of being the founding chair of the IDSA Silicon Valley Chapter, and thoroughly enjoy being able to bring together innovators working across multiple fields.
Float Solar Catamaran
Verdance Living Urban Structures
The Comp PC Case
- IDSA Silicon Valley Chapter, May 2012 – Present | Silicon Valley, California
Launching a new IDSA chapter catering to to the Silicon Valley industrial design community. Organizing and publicizing events, setting goals for the chapter and providing leadership to achieve them.
Project Management & Design Intern
- NONOBJECT, September 2011 – September 2012 | Palo Alto, CA
Wearing the many hats that a small design firm demands and learning how to bring elegant, meaningful products to market from alongside two senior IDEO alumni.
Researching, brainstorming, mocking up and sketching radial solutions in early phases Formulating presentations, communicating with clients, and creating manufacturing documents later in the process.
- ARNO GmbH, March–August 2010 | Wolfschlungen, Germany
Conducting hands-on ethnographic research of cosmetics consumers and retail environments, then combining the findings into a book of recommendations. Working with ARNO's international design team to create a design brief for the next gen of L'Oreal Paris point of purchase displays.
Industrial Design Contractor
- Exodesign, June 2009-February 2010 | Campbell, CA
Deep involvement in developing multiple consumer electronic and medical devices. Everything from meeting with clients and conducting research, sketching and prototyping concepts, working closely with engineers, to creating production surfaces in Solidworks.
Public Relations Assistant
- Solano County Libraries, June 2008- February 2009 | Fairfield, CA
Using demographic data to develop marketing strategies and implementing print and email marketing campaigns.
Practical knowledge of materials and manufacturing, Okala-based lifecycle assessment
Digital and analog concept sketching, aesthetic and functional prototyping, design research
Solidworks, Bunkspeed Shot, Keyshot, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchbook Pro, MS Office
German, spoken and written, B2 (intermediate) CEFR certification
San Jose State University | San Jose, CA
- B.S. Industrial Design, 2007–2011
Hochschule Darmstadt | Darmstadt, Germany
- Industrial Design, Spring 2010 Semester Abroad
Cal Poly State University | San Luis Obispo, CA
- Architecture & Engineering Coursework, 2004-2007
Founding Chair IDSA Silicon Valley Chapter
Vice Chair IDSA SJSU Chapter