Contract Designer / Photographer
The Museum of Modern Art
Jun 2013 - Oct 2013 (4 months)
Photographed, curated, and designed a MoMA branded book using imagery from the MoMA and PS1 in collaboration with the MoMA product development team.
Jan 2012 - May 2013 (1 year 4 months)
Applied Human-Centered design to the development of consumer products for beauty, medical, hygiene, and food industries. Assisted with social innovation projects within the non-profit IDEO.org sector.
Founder, Product Designer, Project / Production Manager
2009 - 2012 (3 years)
Designed, prototyped, manufactured, and marketed a series of self-branded products from MP3 speakers to moldy sandwich bags. Buyers: MoMA Design Store, Conran Shop, Urban Outfitters.
Freelance Product Designer
2007 - Dec 2010 (3 years 10 months)
Designed and prepared CAD surfacing for manufacturing of hard and soft lifestyle products.
Product / Interior Designer
Karim Rashid Inc.
2008 - 2009 (1 year)
Developed furniture, consumer electronics, hotel and retail interiors, and exhibit spaces while maintaining Karim Rashid’s iconic aesthetic in a fast paced studio. Clients: Disney, Fendi, Target
Freelance Product Designer at Innovation Lab
2007 - 2007
Worked within multi-disciplinary of designers, researchers, and strategists to create novel beverage display machines. Implemented 2D and 3D designs and presentations. Client: PepsiCo
Freelance Designer at Lab: Rockwell
2006 - 2007 (1 year)
Collaborated within a large team at Lab: Rockwell to retrofit an entire lobby space with custom lighting, furniture, and interactive media wall systems to enhance customer experience. Client: Sheraton Hotel
Industrial Design Intern
2006 - 2006
Designed and developed transformable lighting objects and furniture. Position required extensive prototyping and model making. Client: Swarovski
2004 - 2004
Organized and aided with the weaving of one-of-a-kind Japanese fabrics.
Graphic and Web Designer / Pâtissier Apprentice
Pâtisserie Sadaharu Aoki
2001 - 2002 (1 year)
Developed store and business collateral and implemented e-commerce web store for starting-up French patisserie boutique.