Senior Industrial Design Intern
Dec 2020 - Present (1 year 5 months)
As a Shatter-box Intern I handle a multitude of tasks including R&D, concept sketching, SOLIDWORKS modeling, general product design, logo design, and Visual Brand Language development. I am constantly learning to better manage many different projects at a time while communicating and collaborating through Slack, and meeting hard deadlines on time consistently.
New Member Management
Sep 2020 - Dec 2021 (1 year 3 months)
In this position I was responsible for managing 10-25 potential new members (PNM's) per semester. This involved organizing and running Professional Development Workshops, assigning and following up on assignments/deadlines, discernment of PNM's skills/knowledge/personality for permission into AKPsi, while also being the main point of contact for all PNM's. My main takeaway from this experience was importance of discernment through management as a means of deciding for/against candidates.
Student Outdoor Equipment Designer
Aug 2021 - Dec 2021 (4 months)
Designing inclusive play equipment for manufacturing, I was challenged greatly in my SOLIDWORKS modeling and KeyShot rendering skills. I lead team R&D followed by rigorous rounds of solo concept sketching/model building/design presentations. I had multiple presentations weekly and met with the CFO of PlayCore regularly. This kept my designs in check and PlayCore is currently continuing on with my designs in hopes of mass production.
Student Prosthetic Designer
Jan 2021 - Apr 2021 (3 months)
Worked directly with clients to design a cost effective, user-centric pediatric prosthetic. Involved research and working directly with the users to design for their needs. Went through rigorous hand sketching phases followed by SOLIDWORKS models and rapid prototyping to refine designs for the users needs.
Student Packaging Designer
Sep 2020 - Dec 2020 (3 months)
In this packaging design role, I was challenged to design To-Go Food packaging during pandemic times. I immediately took to finding/designing for a gap in the market. My ideas and concepts focused on "Higher End To-Go Food Packaging" and this idea became the focus for my whole studio after Pratt’s design leader found the idea of higher end designs to be favorable for the current market. The project shifted towards my design focus and this project saw 3 of my designs go through the entire prototyping, testing, and final model production process. Overall in this studio I improved skills in Fusion 360, designing Die Cuts, designing exact layouts for laser cut models, conducting effective research, production model building, and designing market relevant packaging.
Student Furniture Designer
Mar 2020 - Apr 2020 (1 month)
A collaborative studio that was challenging in many ways from time management to communication to determining group strengths and assigning roles to team members. It involved a full design process for a periodical display which can be seen in my website portfolio. I helped lead the group through fulfilling the Clientele's needs by understanding the aesthetic requirements as well as fabricating as a team.