I am a recent Industrial Design graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art. I am a passionate designer interested in gaining as much experience as possible. I am interested in several areas of design including housewares, furniture, apparel, medical, and packaging.
Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) Spring 2011
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design
SolidWorks, Autodesk Alias, Autodesk Showcase, Autodesk SketchBook Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator,
Adobe InDesign, hand/tablet sketching, rendering, foam modeling.
Kichler Lighting - Junior Designer Cleveland, Ohio June 2011-Present
In this position I conduct trend research, design new product concepts for the Kichler and Aztec
brands, and communicate with Chinese vendors to have products sampled.
Step2 - Design Intern Hudson, Ohio May-June 2011
In this position I collaborated with design team. Did concept development for several playhouse
products. I also did graphic work for elements of existing playhouse products.
Fisher-Price - Design Intern Buffalo, New York Summer 2010
Collaborated with toy designers who focus on products for preschool-aged children.
Did concept development and modeling work for Geo Trax brand. Designed themed
products used interactively with Geo Trax products.
Awards & Honors
Cleveland Institute of Art 1st Gund Award Traveling Scholarship Spring 2011
Collaborated with Case Western MBA students on design thesis business model Fall 2010
AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts Competition Nomination Fall 2010
Portfolio Transfer Funded by Huntington Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Nottingham and Spirk Design Associates Scholarship Fall 2010-Spring 2011
CIA Honorary Scholarship Fall 2010-Spring 2011
CIA Transfer Portfolio Grant Fall 2010-Spring 2011
CIA Grant Fall 2010-Spring 2011
CIA Industrial Design Scholarship Fall 2009-Spring 2010
CIA Transfer Portfolio Grant Fall 2009-Spring 2010
CIA Grant Fall 2009-Spring 2010
CIA Grant Fall 2008-Spring 2009
CIA Transfer Portfolio Grant Fall 2008-Spring 2009
Ohio Choice Grant Fall 2008-Spring 2009
Phi Theta Kappa Member 2006 - Present
For high academic achievement at a community college.
Cleveland Institute of Art BFA Exhibition Spring 2011
MAKE* Industrial Design Independent Projects Exhibition Fall 2010
CIA Spring Show Spring 2010
CIA Junior Furniture Exhibition Fall 2009
CIA Spring Show Spring 2009
Co-curator of MAKE* Industrial Design Independent Projects Exhibition Fall 2010
Volunteer for Lutheran Memorial’s Annual Art Auction Fall 2008