I AM… a problem solver with a passion for discovering insights and using them to improve designs and create new realities.

Work Samples

  • Portfolio Website

  • Innoboo

  • BuroMate

Work History

  • Product Designer

    • Albéa
    • Paris, France
    • Jan 2013 - Present (1 year 7 months)

    At Albéa, I work to champion the voice of the consumer. I identify consumer insights, market trends, and technology platforms that can be utilized to deliver product improvements and new concepts for the personal care market.

    In order to achieve results, I undertake a variety of cross-functional responsibilities, including but not limited to:

    -Facilitate/participate in weekly ideation sessions
    -Sketch, mock up, and render designs for Phase 0 concept development
    -Create digital models and utilize in-house 3D printer to build prototypes for testing and to support customer presentations
    -Help plan and execute international development workshops with marketing, commercial, and engineering teams

  • Designer

    • Innoboo Living Solutions
    • Jan 2009 - Present (5 years 7 months)

    Furniture/home living solution start up

  • Industrial Designer

    • Rexam
    • Jan 2010 - Jan 2013 (3 years)

    Designer in the Personal Care Innovation Center: we research market/consumer trends, hold ideation workshops, refine concepts, build computer models, and create working prototypes. Through innovation, we solve problems that improve lives around the globe.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Rexam
    • Aug 2009 - Oct 2009 (2 months)

    Contract model making and design work

  • Design Intern

    • Flux Design
    • May 2008 - Aug 2008 (3 months)

    -Assisted in initial design concepts and sketching.
    -Helped fabricate and install commissioned furniture and artwork.
    -Designed and built self-directed furniture piece.

  • GME Lead Inspector

    • We Energies
    • May 2005 - Aug 2007 (2 years 3 months)

    -Supervised and instructed six other inspectors, provided them with work and supplies, and collected completed data.
    -Inspected and repaired ground-mounted electrical equipment.
    -Reported unit conditions with digital scanners and PDAs.

Education

  • Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2009

    -MIAD President’s List (2005-2008). -2/3 tuition MIAD Scholarship recipient (2005-2009). -We Energies Sons & Daughters Scholarship recipient (2005-2009).

Specialties

Affiliations

Member IDSA

Awards

President's List (GPA 3.7 and up) for 5 semesters; MIAD 2/3 tuition scholarship

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