My role as a designer is in service to societal needs. I would like to assist in the creation of environments, systems and products that improve the standard of living for all. I should responsibly make decisions that further the advancement of the whole person while employing resources in such a way as to minimize intrusive usages of finite global resources.

Work Samples

  • Ferrari Lusso Hard-Caso Pannier

  • Bubble Blaster Gun

  • Swoop Messenger Bag

Work History

  • Manager

    Creation and dissemination of store advertisement materials for print and web.
    Maintain Google emails and calendar- meet with and plan coworkers’ schedules.
    Scheduling and communicating delivery and pickup of custom furniture and store merchandise.
    Responsible for customer service care and communication of customer concerns and needs to owners.

  • Manager

    *Explore new ways of displaying Portico's locally produced, custom furniture.
    *Creating new social media that celebrates and expounds on the importance of supporting sustainable design practices.
    *Communicating between the designer and customer the order details for furniture.
    *Manage accounting and paperwork related to daily activities.

  • Retail Person

    *Work as a team to re-stock, organize and place merchandise.
    *Manage consignment and trade transactions and check-out customers.
    *Practice time-management and communication skills to accomplish daily work tasks.
    *Answer phones and talk with customers to help them locate items or find out more about the consignment and trade process.

  • Consultant

    • Creative Kat Design, LLC
    • Portland, OR
    • Oct 2010 - Present (3 years 7 months)

    *Creation and modification of documents for businesses.
    *Modification of web content and analysis of data pertaining to state and district teaching goals.

  • Game Assistant

    *Work with customers to help them find the most appropriate game, console, or game accessory.
    *Organize and re-file video games and accessories into appropriate sections.
    *Compiled a basic working knowledge of GameStop merchandise to assist customers.
    *Answer phones and questions about where to find merchandise if not in stock at Lloyd Center GameStop.
    *Assisted customers in game and game console trade-ins.

  • Classified/Confidential Long Term Substitute

    *Designed Human Resources Logo for LCSD's "Teach at the Beach".
    *Helped in promotion and organization of Recruitment events on Facebook.
    *Implemented organization of Human Resource personnel files for school district.
    *Reformatted and manipulated PDFs in Adobe Acrobat.
    *Faxed and operated multi-lined phones.
    *Completed maintenance on Infinite Visions, Web Portal & AESOP for LCSD's Human Resources.
    *Performed customer service role for LCSD’s District Office.

  • Registrar Student Worker

    *Helped students register for classes.
    *Provided customer support to staff and students.
    *Used problem solving to aide students and staff.
    *Sent important correspondence on behalf of students to different government and loan organizations.
    *Re-organized and successfully implemented organization tools for the Registrar team.
    *Communicated with fellow student workers about new tasks.

  • Internship

    *Aided in completion of Hand Eye Supply's second float for Portland's Starlight Parade.
    *Helped create scaled prototype for interior of ”tiny home” project.

  • Exhibit Design Internship

    *Helped team stay up- to-date on current projects and upload sketches and ideation as needed.
    *Created communication avenues for material resources for Sustainable Exhibit design.
    *Designed and constructed Sustainability Sculpture for Alberta Community Cycling.

  • Elementary Teacher

    Organized and implemented curriculum, class schedules, lesson plans, and classroom management systems.
    Created classroom environments conducive to the individual needs of each student for a positive learning experience.

Education

  • Art Institute of Portland

    • B.S Industrial Design
    • 2010 - 2012
  • Linfield College

    • B.A Elementary Education, Environmental Studies
    • 2003 - 2007

Specialties

Affiliations

CHIFOO, Curiosity Club, IDSA,

Awards

SCOOT (Walker-Dressing Aid/Senior Project) featured on Coroflot Home Page, September 2012 Art Institute of Portland Honor Roll, Summer 2010 Art Institute of Portland Dean’s List, Spring 2010

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