Freelance Design Consultant / Owner
Dec 2018 - Present (3 years 5 months)
Freelance design consultant based in Pittsburgh, PA. I specialize in softgoods toys & accessories design, trend research & mood boards, and design strategy. I am proficient in the Adobe Creative Suite - especially Illustrator and Photoshop. Clients include Skip Hop, aden+anais, 3sprouts, Crocodile Creek, Lark Adventurewear and more.
Senior Product Designer
New York, NY
Sep 2014 - Nov 2018 (4 years 2 months)
Product Designer for soft goods focused on soft toys, accessories, and apparel. Analyze and research trends; ideate and sketch new concepts; collaborate with and provide graphic design assistance for the hard goods team; create technical drawings and specs for tech packs; manage and collaborate with print designers and sample sewers; communicate with vendors; travel overseas for factory visits and sample development.
Freelance Design Consultant
Erin Knowlton Designs
Jun 2014 - Aug 2014 (2 months)
Soft goods and layette design assistant for children's accessories company SkipHop.
Graphic design and presentation prep for tech startup Personal Black Box.
Technical design and surface pattern design for lighting design company i-Luminosity.
Bench work Assistant/Intern for Emilie Shapiro Contemporary Metals.
Product Design Coordinator
New York, NY
Jan 2012 - Jun 2014 (2 years 5 months)
Product Coordinator the for baby, stationery, and gift lines. Communicated with vendors and assisted in product design for hard goods and soft goods, graphic design, graphic illustration, technical drawings, trend research, and material development. Built materials library for the baby, stationery, and gift lines, both in a physical library and in their Flex PLM database.
Product Design and Development Intern
New York, NY
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011 (6 months)
Product Design and Development intern for the VB paper and gift collection. Assisted in product design, graphic design, mock-up construction, trend research, and materials research focused on recycled and eco-friendly materials. Created the DIY blog segment on “The Inside Stitch” originally devoted to repurposing of Vera Bradley's products once their intended life cycle is complete.
East Longmeadow, MA
Jun 2010 - Aug 2010 (2 months)
Summer Design Intern for the “Next” team developing Scrabble inspired word games, Battleship action games, and games incorporating new technology. Involved in ideation, concept sketching, storyboarding, product photography, and model making.