PHILOSOPHY: I have a passion for all things design with special interests in home goods, tools, soft goods, fashion, toys, outdoor equipment, set design, graphic design, and design for social justice. My ultimate goal as a designer is to create products, visuals, systems, and spaces that will give the user something to take away from the experience.
The sustainability of products is important to me as I believe that a product that physically lasts will incidentally last in the mind of the user. I subscribe to the TOTEM belief that our existence may be enhanced by the objects used in our daily lives.
EXPERIENCE: I am currently working as a freelance industrial designer, a graphic designer at Oysterbed Home in San Francisco, a social media and brand development associate for Stylematic Fashion Mobile App, and a barista at Cafe Q
I recently graduated from the the Industrial Design Program at Philadelphia University. I studied architecture for two years before switching majors. To better understand the marketability of the products I design, I obtained a minor in marketing during my junior and senior years.
I have had two internships, one with MIO Culture and another with Anthropologie. I studied abroad in in the Fall of 2010 in Milan, Italy. At the close of my senior year at PhilaU I won an award for Excellence in Industrial Design for my thesis project, A Bed to Call Home. During the Spring of 2011 my team won a competition sponsored by Federal Mogul for which I collaborated with engineering and business students to design, test, and create a business plan for a self-locating sleeve used in automotive systems protection.
Excellence in Industrial Design Award, Philadelphia University, May 2012
First Place Winner in the Federal Mogul Student Innovation Competition, Spring 2011
Second Place Winner in the Top Ram Student Marketing Competition, Spring 2010