I am a designer based in Chicago, Illinois. I received my BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2011, and have branched into front end web development and illustration.

Work Samples

  • F is for Float

  • Greyspace Studio Website

  • Kampims

Work History

///// EXPERIENCE Greyspace Studio. August 2012 – Present Lead Designer/Project Manager led a multidisciplinary team to provide designed solutions for clients; created project briefs, conducted meetings to discuss strategy and progress, provided feedback and guidance on project direction, liaison between team and clients executed marketing campaigns to publicise the abilities of company; email, event planning, conferences, social networking; experienced 10% increase in web traffic designed for an array of print, product, digital, and web projects; conceptualization, mood boards, branding, sketching and storyboarding, orthographics, rendering, layout, presentation creation, hand coding with HTML and CSS PHX inc. June 2010 – August 2012 Designer built client trust by establishing and maintaining contact to discuss the status of projects and to update strategy worked with manufacturers to produce samples, requested MOQ (minimum order quantity) and prices presented project status reports to clients and manufacturers at Asian, European and American conventions and headquarters conducted product research and testing on competitor products and relevant technology; conducted behavioral research in the UK, France, Italy, Germany, Sweden, and the U.S. coordinated design meetings with teams to distribute duties, develop strategy for projects, and create design criteria ideated and developed solutions with written and visual 2D/3D aides; created hand sketches, 2D orthographic drawings, 3D models, low and high fidelity physical mock-ups designed, prototyped, and created content and code using HTML and CSS for company and brand websites Kozy’s Cyclery May 2008 – August 2009 Sales sold bicycles and bicycle products; needing to be knowledgeable of all aspects and trends in bike industry aided customers with purchases; provided experienced answers to questions revolving around cycling and the cycling lifestyle maintained store floors and kept product displays fully stocked ///// PROJECT EXPERIENCE Wedding Package April 2012 – January 2013 Designer created Save the Dates, Invitations, RSVPs, and Thank You Cards collaborated with the engaged couple to discuss themes, ideas, prices, and expectations worked with a team member to present ideas and mock-ups prepared files for printing facilities Meticulous Man March 2012 – November 2012 Designer conceived new razor product and packaging with client to prepare for production and market researched current trends in men’s styling and grooming iterated and prototyped razor and packaging mock-ups presented reports for client to review different phases prepared DCDs and packaging files for manufacturer Mike Dreher Photography January 2012 – September 2012 Web Designer designed and built website and custom theme in Wordpress for a freelance photographer met with client to discuss and establish needs and goals worked with a team member to research trends in online photography portfolios presented mock-ups of site for review developed code using HTML5, CSS3, and PHP Duggan Sisters June 2010 – September 2010 Consulting Designer worked with a team of designers to provide packaging design met with client to discuss product packaging needs and translated them to design criteria, time line and schedule, and final deliverables for our team of designers conducted research on product trends and material specifications relevant or inspirational to the clients’ product generated concepts and presented them verbally with 2D visualizations and mock ups refined final deliverables for patent application ///// SKILLS Adobe Creative Suite CS5: Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Indesign, AfterEffects, Soundbooth, Bridge 3-D Modeling: Solidworks, Rhino Rendering Software: Hypershot, Keyshot Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Powerpoint, Excel Web: HTML, CSS, working knowledge of Javascript, Wordpress, GetSimple Other: Experienced with workshop machinery, DSLR Photography ///// EDUCATION University of Illinois at Chicago - BFA in Industrial Design 2007 – 2011 ///// AFFILIATIONS Greyspace – Partner and Co-founder 2012 – Present IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) 2007 – Present ///// ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2013 ArtCrank Poster Show Contributor 2013 Bucktown Arts Fest Poster Competitor 2011 “Air We Breathe” Competitor 2011 UIC Merit Award Candidate 2010 Guerrilla Truck Show 2008–2009 Furniture Exhibition at Strand Design 2010 LifeStinks design and utility patent 2009 UIC IDSA chapter treasurer ///// HOBBIES Bicycle Enthusiast: knowledge and passion on the workings, trends, and mechanics of bikes and cycling Languages: learning Ukrainian and Mandarin Chinese, can read Korean fluently, can read Arabic and Japanese Kermit Photography: documenting the adventures of a McDonald’s toy

Education

University of Illinois at Chicago

Specialties

Affiliations

Greyspace

Awards

2013 ArtCrank Poster Show Contributor 2013 Bucktown Arts Fest Poster Competitor 2011 “Air We Breathe” Competitor 2011 UIC Merit Award Candidate 2010 Guerrilla Truck Show 2008–2009 Furniture Exhibition at Strand Design 2010 LifeStinks design and utility patent 2009 UIC IDSA chapter treasurer

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