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Self-motivated graphic and interior designer with diverse, international experience and education. Currently seeking a design position that utilizes my creative problem solving skills, attention to detail and passion for collaboration, ideation and community.
Furniture Design and Sculpture
EDUCATION: Savannah College of Art and Design, School of Building Arts – Savannah, Georgia Master of Fine Arts, Interior Design, Cum Laude – Graduation November 2012 Focus in Mixed-Use Interiors, Adaptive Reuse, Graphic Presentation and Sustainability University of Michigan, School of Art and Design – Ann Arbor, Michigan Bachelor of Fine Arts, Cum Laude – April 2007 Focus in Product Design, Graphic Design and Visual Arts Scholarship Track and Field Student-Athlete and Team Captain Politecnico di Milano, Study Abroad Program in Milan, Italy – September 2006 to April 2007 Focus in Product Service System Design, Client Analysis, Trend Research, Graphic Identity, and Retail Design Lead graduate-level international team of designers to create new retail clothing store for SLAM Sailing company EXPERIENCE: DC Greenworks – Washington, DC Design Intern – June 2012 to Present Designed key promotional signage for local school projects; assisted with green roof installations and outreach to commercial and residential clients; learned about non-profit organizations, green infrastructure and LEED accreditation. American Greetings World Headquarters – Cleveland, Ohio Creative Specialist – July 2007 to August 2010 Developed 3D packaging concepts, signage, graphics, illustrations and logos for in-house projects as well as various retailers including Wal-mart, Target, Papyrus, CVS, Party City and Toys-R-Us. Most projects involved crucial interdisciplinary collaboration. John Carroll University – Cleveland, Ohio Interior Design Assistant– June 2009 to August 2010 Assisted the staff interior designer in the redesign of student dormitory lounges with focus on sustainability and budget; coordinated multiple meetings with the donor, interior designer, residence life director, solar panel consultant and architect. Crate and Barrel – Cleveland, Ohio Design Assistant and Sales Associate – July 2007 to July 2008 and December 2010 Worked directly with store designer to create and maintain an appealing retail environment by designing window displays, arranging merchandise, moving retail fixtures, creating signage, placing props and adjusting lighting throughout the store. MTS Seating – Temperance, Michigan Design Intern – June to September 2006 Worked with lead designer to develop new furniture designs through illustrations and 3D models; created custom laser cut chair-back artwork with customer logos; designed and built an original, full-size task chair out of recycled material. PROGRAMS: Photoshop Illustrator InDesign AutoCAD Revit Architecture Sketchup Microsoft Office Mac OS or Windows PC SKILLS: Concept Development Sketching and Computer Rendering Graphic Presentation Space Planning Furniture and Material Selection Drafting and Model-making MEMBERSHIP AND VOLUNTEER WORK: International Interior Design Association, Student Member Retail Design Institute, Student Member Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer Cleveland Film Festival, Volunteer LANGUAGES: English Italian Spanish MOBILITY: Willing to travel and relocate REFERENCES: Available upon request
Savannah College of Art and Design University of Michigan, Politecnico di Milano, Cleveland Institute of Art