I am a product designer and strategist at Beyond Design, a design consultancy in Chicago. As a design consultancy we are involved in a wide range of programs at various stages of the new product development process. I am generally involved in all phases of the design process but am often more specifically positioned at the front end of programs, frequently leading user-centric research programs, ideation sessions, and concept development phases. To date in my career I have worked for and led projects for clients including Philips, LG Electronics, Wilson, Fiskars, Ryobi, Zebra and a number of other global brands across many categories. I earned a B.S. in Industrial Design from Virginia Tech and am currently working towards a Masters in Product Design and Development Degree from Northwestern University.