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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
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
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.
Mac OS or Windows PC
Sketching and Computer Rendering
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
Willing to travel and relocate
Available upon request
Savannah College of Art and Design
University of Michigan, Politecnico di Milano, Cleveland Institute of Art