I am a product designer with a love for apparel and textiles. The creation and development of new ideas are more than my background, it is my passion. I am fascinated with the manipulation of forms to create a new and better function. I draw a lot of my inspiration from the outdoors. I live for the tug on my fishing line, dodging trees on my mountain bike, or trekking up a mountain bald. These are the places that feed my creativity and spark the light bulb moments for my next big ideas. I am most inspired by the design theories that came out of the Bauhaus movement. Triangle. Circle. Square.

Work Samples

  • Broom and Pan

  • Ruck Sack

  • Back country base

Work History

  • Associate Designer, ImageWorks Display and Marketing

    • ImageWorks Display and Marketing
    • Winston Salem, NC
    • 2016 - Present (1 year)

    Mattel, Krispy Kreme, DeWalt, 7-Eleven * Point of purchase design and merchandising * Graphic development * Adobe Illustrator skills: Instruction sheet development * Adobe Photoshop skills: Product renderings and product placement

  • Materials Developer

    • Monarch Flyways / Wild Cotton
    • Ogallala, NE
    • 2015 - Present (2 years)

    Material design * International business development * Wildlife conservation * Certified material testing * Product exploration * Branding

  • Customer service

    • REI
    • Pineville, NC
    • 2015 - 2016 (1 year)

    Clothing sales expert * Marketing trends * Apparel sales

  • Product designer

    Branding * Outdoor gear market trends * Product development * Military contracts * Testing * Industrial sewing experience * Customer Interaction * Pattern making * Official presentations *Outdoor trade show experience

  • Vice President

    • IDSA Appalachian State University Chapter
    • 2011 - 2012 (1 year)

Education

  • Appalachian State University

    • Product Designer, Apparel and Textiles Design, Apparel and Merchandising
    • 2010 - 2014
  • NC State Prague Institute

    • Product Design Studio, Graphic Design, International Travel
    • 2011
  • Central Piedmont Community College

    • Associates General Education
    • 2008 - 2010

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

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