With a degree in architecture from Yale University and a Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, I work in the field of exhibition and environmental design. I started my exhibitions career at the American Museum of Natural History. At AMNH I helped design their biannual exhibits and oversaw the exhibits as they traveled around the world. In my time at the museum, I worked directly on 17 different exhibitions that were installed in over 50 venues nationally and internationally. While at David Stark Design as a Technical Designer, I have worked on projects ranging form fundraising galas for the Metropolitan Opera and the Whitney Museum to product launches with Target and JC Penny as well as private events in the Roseland Ballroom and CitiField. In this position I collaborated on designs, created shop drawings, sourced materials from vendors, and estimated fabrication costs. I also lead the team during on-site installations; coordinating the efforts of union crews, production assistants, riggers and the many other vendors that play a role in an event.

Work Samples

  • Traveling Dinosaur Exhibition

  • Tree Frog Vivarium

Work History

  • Technical Designer

    • David Stark Design & Production
    • Jun 2013 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    Designed custom furniture and environments for high-end events and parties.

  • Junior Designer

    • American Museum of Natural History
    • Jul 2008 - Jun 2013 (4 years 11 months)

    Drafted construction drawings for exhibitry. Created installation documents and floor plans for traveling exhibits. Designed conservation approved cases of accessioned and loaned objects. Documented and managed gallery installation in New York and out in the field.

  • Draftsman

    • Nystrom + Associates
    • Jan 2004 - Jan 2008 (4 years)

    Drafted construction documents using VectorWorks for wide assortment of residential and commercial projects in New York City. Interacted with clients, assisted on site visits, troubleshot computer issues, and developed prospective renderings and animations.

Education

  • The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

    • Certificate in Digital Representation and Fabrication
    • 2013 - 2014
  • Pratt Institute

    • MID Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2007

    My thesis, "Would You Like to Swing on a Star?" allowed me to focus on and learn about astronaut life and the future of space tourism.

  • Yale University

    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Architecture
    • 1997 - 2001
  • Mamaroneck High School

    • 1993 - 1997

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