Whether developing a product, designing a graphic element, organizing a composition or stepping into a new creative territory, I am always thinking about ways to beautify, innovate and simplify.

Work Samples

  • InterMIX

  • Entangled

  • Irwin Demolition Vise-Grip

Work History

  • Product Designer

    -Product development from ideation to production approval for PetRageous Designs & multiple accounts

    -Design packaging for PetRageous Designs & private labels

    -Daily communication with overseas factories in China & India

    -Compile information and prepare presentations for internal and external use

    -Designed schematic and tech pack templates for clearer communication to overseas factories

    -Established and structured design department shared drive

    -Travel to China for development, sourcing and factory inspection

    -Attend ICFF, Global Pet Expo, SuperZoo and CIPS

    -Products include stoneware, feeders, apparel, toys and various accessories

  • Industrial Design Consultant

    • Mesa Home Products
    • Feb 2013 - Dec 2013 (10 months)

    -Collaborated with both sales and design team to create a variety of entertainment home goods

    -Developed concepts in metal, ceramics and wood with focus on kitchen, organization and various decor

    -Created schematics and communicated with factories to schedule product sampling

    -Assisted with inventory and quality control of product upon arrival

    -Photographed product, edited photos and designed various product packaging

  • Graphic Designer

    • LogoNation, Inc.
    • Jul 2012 - Jan 2013 (6 months)

    -Created ads for small and corporate businesses for promotion within their local communities

    -Prepared and proofed color separations for screen printing

    -Successfully met monthly goals in a fast paced environment

  • Planogram Specialist Contractor

    • Lowe's Home Improvement
    • Feb 2012 - May 2012 (3 months)

    -Created fixtures and completed planograms within JDA Space Planning

    -Worked on a fast paced team transferring data from one program to another

  • Set Decorator

    • Foxtrail Productions "Infliction" Feature Film
    • Oct 2011 - Nov 2011 (1 month)

    -Designed sets in indoor and outdoor locations

    -Selected and arranged decorative elements on set

    -Constructed foam brick props for fight scene and assisted with prop management

  • Furniture Production Assistant

    • Boone Industries
    • Apr 2010 - Aug 2011 (1 year 4 months)

    -Completed internship, working in all steps of production, including screen printing

    -Experienced in sanding and finishing techniques

    -Gained knowledge of wood, including grain characteristics and defects

    -Handled client orders and shipping information


  • Appalachian State University

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design
    • 2008 - 2011

    Cum Laude





"Live Free and..." Poster Exhibition at the Currier Museum of Art, 2011 What's Bubbling International Kitchen Tools Finalist, Royalties Contract with Groovystuff, Patrick Hall International Artist/Designer Residency, "In Sunshine or In Shadow" Art Exhibition.