Olivia graduated from Virginia Tech with a degree in Industrial Design. She is currently an Industrial Designer at HS Design in Gladstone, NJ. She has experience in design research, concept development/refinement (analog & digital media), and user experience design with an interest in Medical Design. Specialties: Industrial Design, Graphic Design, User Interface + Experience, Adobe Creative Suite, Concept Development, GUI Development, Market + Design Research

Work Samples

  • Beginning of Senior Thesis

  • Biography & Resume

  • Kukka

Work History

EDUCATION Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design - May 2012 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA Cum Laude Associate of Arts and Science with a Major in Science - May 2008 Southside Virginia Community College & Nottoway High School, Nottoway, VA Degree achieved through the Pre-Engineering Academy, program at Nottoway High School simultaneous to high school graduation with 4.0 GPA EXPERIENCE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER, HS-DESIGN, INC. | Gladstone, NJ June 2012 - Present HSD is a Product Design and Development Firm specializing in medical, scientific, consumer, commercial, healthcare products and packaging delivery systems. Our capabilities include design audits, research and concept development through complex 3D solid models and advanced FEA/CFD analysis, rapid prototyping, technology and manufacturing transfer. STUDENT ATHLETE MENTOR, VIRGINIA TECH ATHLETICS | Blacksburg, VA Feb. 2011-May 2011 Supervised student athlete study hours and served as a student mentor and tutor FREELANCE GRAPHIC DESIGNER, TRANSITION STUDIO | Blackstone, VA Summer 2010 Tasks included designing graphic layouts for business cards, postcards and letterheads and extensive tasks using Adobe Indesign and Illustrator PROJECTS Design For America at Virginia Tech Spring 2012 Involved in the process of starting a DFA chapter at Virginia Tech, organizing the kickoff workshop and leading the follow up 1 month interdisciplinary project with other students SFCS Sponsored Studio Honorable Mention | Virginia Tech Spring 2011 Spring semester studio sponsored by SFCS, a senior living focused architecture firm. At the end of the project SFCS picked two impactful projects and awarded a scholarship. KEM Studio Interdisciplinary Workshop | Kansas City, MO March 2011 Selected by Virginia Tech ID staff to participate in a week long multi-disciplinary workshop sponsored by KEM Studio in Kansas City, MO - Worked with a group of student designers in a professional setting to complete a project for a local client. HONORS SFCS Sponsored Studio - Honorable Mention | Virginia Tech Spring 2011 Book Award - Most Improved Student | Virginia Tech ID Spring 2011 Dean's List | Virginia Tech Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 SKILLS Proficient with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator, Microsoft Office and Google Sketch-Up; Competent in SolidWorks, Rhino 3d and HTML. material skills - marker rendering, foam model making, CAD/CAM laser cutting, plaster molds, basic wood and plastic shop experience, silk screening, print making ACTIVITIES Design for America Industrial Design Society of America: Virginia Tech Chapter


  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    • B.S in Industrial Design industrial design
    • 2008 - 2012