I am a Creative generalist. Throw any problem my way and I will find 20 ways to solve it. My background is product development, project management, and Industrial Design. My experiences have given me the toolbox I need to simplify, communicate and resolve complex problems in almost every facet of my life. My experience is mostly in physical products, but I have a passion for user experience and visual design. I am a lead visual designer at Tailoredfit Co, a company I started with 7 others in 2013.

Work Samples

Work History

  • User Experience & Web Designer

    • Tailored Fit
    • Oct 2013 - Present (10 months)

    Tailored Fit is a fashion web application for shoppers. It generates personalized recommendations as they explore and sort through clothing. After placing first at Startup Weekend Pittsburgh, our team has continued to develop Tailored Fit and has now released a closed beta. We are currently a participant in AlphaLab, Pittsburgh’s Startup Accelerator.

    Using a lean methodology, we are iterating upon our closed beta release by collecting more feedback, working on redesigns, and testing more prototypes.

    • Low fidelity Wire framing
    • A/B testing
    • Graphic design
    • Prototyping

  • Product Development & Soft Goods Designer

    • Little Earth Productions Inc
    • May 2011 - Present (3 years 3 months)

    • Assist in all levels of development from initial sketch through sourcing and landed product
    • Design and maintain technical drawings for 72 products
    • CMF development
    • Launched 20 successful new products, expanding LE’s 6 product segments
    • Manage all trade show exhibits from design to merchandising and construction
    • Design Retail packaging for new LE products
    • Work directly with vendors to solve design & production problems throughout product life-cycle

    • Manage 21 overseas & domestic vendors, fulfilling over 2000 PO’s last year
    • Manage the QC Department.
    • Maintaining product integrity for 180 national sports teams across 22,000 SKU’s
    • Designed product auditing system used to maintain quality throughout the product life cycle

  • Account Manager, (co-founder)

    • K and B holdings
    • Jan 2011 - Jan 2014 (3 years)

    • built on day trading the forex markets
    • learning and developing strategies and algorithms to reduce risk on the forex markets.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Paisley on Main
    • Aug 2012 - May 2013 (9 months)

    • Created Digital media for on-going Facebook campaigns
    • Created lifestyle images for each days events
    • Developed artwork for seasonal branding

  • Co-op

    • Form-i
    • Jun 2009 - Aug 2009 (2 months)

    “We worked on a project with John Deere, developing applications for future use. We worked around an engineering package, focusing on using project constraints to push creativity”

  • Exhibit Designer

    • The Art Institute of Pittsburgh
    • Jun 2008 - Oct 2008 (4 months)

    Pittsburgh 250 anniversary - Imagine Pittsburgh Installation art piece.

    • Model Making
    • Hand sketching
    • rapid prototyping

  • Exhibit Designer

    • Bayer MaterialScience
    • Mar 2008 - Sep 2008 (6 months)

    partnered in designing the Bayer exhibit for the IDSA national conference in AZ

Education

  • Art Institute of Pittsburgh

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design
    • 2008 - 2010

    Graduated with Honors in Industrial Design.

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor of Fine Art Industrial Design
    • 2006 - 2008

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America)

Awards

NTHS (national technical honors society)

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