I am currently an MFA student studying industrial design. My thesis project has evolved from amphibious camping to floating fire, with the intent on facilitating a campfire experience on the water.
I chose to study industrial design after my undergraduate degree because I wanted to gain a background in the more creative aspects of design to complement the technical design skills I learned from being an engineering student.
Academy of Art University, San Francisco, California
MFA Candidate, Industrial Design
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
BScE - Mechanical Engineering, Materials Option, 2009
Autocad, Rhinoceros, Alias Automotive, Sketchbook Pro and Designer, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite, Solidworks
Mac and PC compatible
Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo,
May 2011 - August 2011
Helped with the installation and initial maintenance of the new BUZZZZ exhibit, an interactive exhibit focused on insects and spiders. Designed a set of benches to go with the activity stations.
Architecture for Humanity
February 2010 - July 2010
Assisted with the preliminary research for the book project: Design Like You Give a Damn 2
April 2008 - March 2009
Led the four-person executive team in running the weekly campus humour magazine with volunteer staff of around 25 fellow students.
Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
May 2008 - August 2008
Performed research in the area of Transformation Induced Plasticity (TRIP) steels through two projects: the effects of microalloying with vanadium and the effects of mechanical deformation on fine grained TRIP steels.