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New York, NY
New York, NY
I have broad range of experience, knowledge and curiosity when it comes to design. Human research plays a large role in my work, guiding the form and function, while creating a tangible story that relates people to their objects. Many of my designs are born from an innate connection to natural shapes and materials, which tend to provide simple yet compelling solutions.
Experience Pepsi - Design Innovation Fellow: 2010 • Educated Pepsi employees on design thinking and analysis. • Worked on a team of varied Pepsi expertise (Finance, Marketing, Distribution, R+D, etc.) designing a system by which Pepsi can use its assets to integrate itself into the burgeoning local and sustainable community movement Design C.L.O.T. - Producer, Project Coordinator: 2010 • Oversaw a student run exhibition of these work for Pratt's 2010 graduating class of Masters of Industrial Design • Acted as liaison between students at the powerHouse Arena gallery • Planned a timely schedule and budget for 19 exhibitors, coordinating window displays, exhibit set-up, exhibit take-down, print, and logo American Roland Food - Photographer, Marketing Designer: 2005-2011 • Cooked, designed, photographed, and retouched plated dishes utilizing company products for advertising, packaging, and other on-line and print media. • Working directly with printers, editors and web architects, created a more unified and up-to-date branding style for a catalog of over 1,000 items • Wrote alluring and informative copy for advertising and marketing materials John Houshmand - Wood Finisher, Furniture Apprentice: 2004 • Finished and detailed high-end, custom-made furniture for soho boutique, while practicing an array of finishing techniques to enhance the color and character of both soft and hard woods • Assisted in all aspect of furniture making from log to finished product, including cutting, drying, sanding, finishing, assembly and shipping