Passionate industrial designer interested in an energetic and creative atmosphere that focuses on solving complex problems through meaningful and effective design. Strong ability to communicate ideas, generate visual concepts and translate consumer needs into compelling design solutions. Hands on product development experience in diverse design roles, constant initiative to grow and expand.

Work Samples

  • Portfolio

  • Sketchbook

  • iRobot Packbot Concept Designs

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Radius
    • Boston, MA
    • Apr 2012 - Present (2 years 7 months)

    Part of an integrated team of brand and product strategists, researchers, designers, and engineers. Responsible for designing, developing, and executing wide range of products and experiences in healthcare, consumer, packaging, and commercial segments.

  • Toy Design 2.00b Course Instructor

    • MIT
    • Cambridge, MA
    • Feb 2010 - Present (4 years 9 months)

    Facilitate class curriculum to MIT students about the product design process, with a focus on designing for play and entertainment.
    Evaluate students performance, conduct lectures and design workshops, use hands on approach to improve students expertise in design research, ideation, sketching, 3D CAD modeling, and building prototypes.

  • Lead Industrial Designer

    Designed and manufactured tech accessories for high profile, global brands including Apple, Barnes and Noble, Tumi, Kate Spade, Jack Spade, Lucky Brand, Juicy Couture, Tory Burch and Vera Bradley.
    Accountable for all stages of product development. Implemented conceptual development through consumer research, team brainstorming, client presentations, ideation, sketching, 3D CAD modeling, prototyping, packaging, and POP displays. Guided manufacturing process by collaborating with engineers, communicating with factories, creating tech packs, reviewing and approving samples.

  • Industrial Designer

    Designed and manufactured consumer houseware products for Target, Wal-Mart and core CGI line.
    Responsibilities included user research, ideation, sketching, 3D CAD modeling, communicating with factories and managing multiple design projects.

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    Collaborated with a multidisciplinary team of engineers and software developers to design and develop bio-sensing wearable intended to track user health. Assisted with concept development, design, usability, and prototyping.

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    • Hasbro
    • Pawtucket, RI
    • Jun 2009 - Aug 2009 (2 months)

    Collaborated with design directors to design and develop concepts for Star Wars line of vehicles.
    Interpreted and maintained Star Wars design language throughout development.

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    • iRobot
    • Bedford, MA
    • Jun 2009 - Jun 2009

    Researched consumer lifestyle and preferences.
    Developed conceptual illustrations to influence the military tactical mobile Packbot robots.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    Responsible for working directly with clients, attending/leading team brainstorming, concept development, 3D CAD modeling and model making.
    Assisted in the design and development of consumer, toy and juvenile products, reported directly to Design Director.

  • Design Intern

    Conceptualized graphics and illustrations, created proofs for in house and outside manufacture.
    Managed intern design team, reported directly to Owner/Lead Designer.

Education

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    • Toy Product Design 2.00b Course
    • 2009 - 2009
  • Massachusetts College of Art

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2009

    Industrial Design Departmental Honors, IDSA Merit Award Finalist, IDSA Chapter Representative

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Core77 Consumer Product Professional Winner, IDEA Silver Award Winner, MIT Guest Lecturer Advanced Sketching, Photoshop and Solidworks Techniques, Mass College of Art and Design Highest Distinction Award, Mass College of Art and Design Industrial Design Departmental Honors, Mass College of Art and Design Chapter IDSA Representative

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