Hello! I am a graduate from NC State's Industrial Design program. My focus is accessories design.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
Master of Industrial Design - College of Design
August 2007 - December 2009
North Carolina State University, Raleigh NC
Bachelor of Art and Design - College of Design
August 2000 - June 2005
Graduated: Magna Cum Laude Major GPA:3.87/4.0
Jones Jewelry Group New York, NY
Freelance Jewelry Designer
(October 2010 - Present)
Banana Republic New York, NY
Jewelry and Handbag Design Internship
(June 2010 - August 2010)
Paul Frank Industries Thesis Project
(August 2009 - December 2009)
Designed a line of footwear and soft goods.
Researched the brand, competitors and trends.
Prepared flat sketches, patterns, colorways and prototypes.
Received feedback from Paul Frank throughout the design process.
Philips Home Healthcare Pittsburgh, PA
Industrial Design Internship
(January 2009 - July 2009)
Developed concepts and prototypes for wearable medical devices and bags.
Collaborated with senior designer to prepare basic flat sketch designs and specifications of products.
Created tech packs and participated in communication with manufacturers.
Developed storyboards based on user insights.
Generated mood boards and color stories based on trends.
Jt Jewelry Raleigh, NC
(January 2005 - Present)
Hand craft metal / beaded jewelry.
Sterling Montessori Academy Morrisville,NC
Art + Design Teacher
(May 2005 - June 2007)
Created multiple lesson plans a week involving art history + design
fundamentals for K-8th grades.
Identified students needs and introduced projects to cater to all
NC State University Raleigh, NC
Design Camp Teacher's Assistant
Taught High School students about design through a variety of
projects from multiple design disciplines.
Multidisciplinary Studio Funded by Enkeboll Foundation
(Spring Semester 2004)
Designed, fabricated, and installed Modular Furniture for exhibition in
Antwerp, Belgium's Modern Fashion Museum.
Studied living environments to produce a product that best fits the
(Fall Semester 2003)
Worked with SAS Institutes Art and Scenic Operations Department,
Built and designed a trade show booth under client.
Produced a mixed media piece for the art collection.
(Spring Semester 2003)
Playspace Children's Museum, in conjunction with NC State's
College of Design.
Worked closely with client and team members in developing children's
interactive exhibits that inspire learning through play.
Developed design and build skills with attention to craft and detail.
Researched child safety and play environments in consideration of the
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
One Good Chair Design Award. July 2008
Awarded for Excellence in Art + Design, by NC State's College of
Studied Animation Abroad - Prague, CZ Republic. Summer 2004
Enkeboll International Project - one of five picked from the College of
Design to participate in a multidisciplinary studio. Spring 2004
IDSA Student Member, since 2007
Garment / product construction
Basic apparel and fabric knowledge
Quick sketch models
3D modeling and rendering
REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST