EDUCATION

BS Industrial Design, May 2014 | Virginia Tech     

Magna Cum Laude | Dean’s list 2010-2014


EXPERIENCE

Graphic Designer | Hero Marketing

2016 - 2017 | San Francisco, CA

Lead designer working on print & digital campaigns from inception through delivering production-ready design assets. Also, created a brand identity for a local Bay Area company. 


Lead Designer and Project Manager | Three Trees

2015 - 2016 | San Mateo, CA

Started as an intern then brought on full-time. Involved in all aspects of the business, from the label design and print production to delivering and producing almondmilk, as well as sales, social media, and marketing.


Industrial Design Intern | IDEO

2014 - 2015 | San Francisco, CA

An intern for the Food Studio. Used human centered design to create design solutions for products, packaging and branding. Specifically worked on an at home wine on tap system, and a packaging and branding project for one of Conagra’s brands.


Pottery Studio Assistant | Julia Paul Pottery

2014 | Blacksburg, VA

Aiding in the production of pieces, helping ensure order fulfillment, packing and processing orders and helping in the day to day functions of the studio.


Summer Intern | Soldier Design

2013 | Cambridge, MA

Worked with the creative team on developing and implementing branding pieces for various clients including market and trend research, storyboards, and product design.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Fabrack | Kickstarter Campaign | www.fabrack.co

Fabrack is a hanging storage solution for the fridge. Rather than food being hidden and forgotten, Fabrack puts it on display. 

A design project turned business idea, the process of putting a product on Kickstarter was an entrepreneurial learning experience. It was a lesson in product development, manufacturing, marketing, and accounting. Was chosen by Quirky as a project to develop
 

PURE: Clean Water For All | www.id4learning.com

Design a user friendly, efficient and desirable clean drinking water delivery solution

Travel: India 2012 - A 3 week trip to experience the culture, observe water pollution first hand, and to gain immediate feedback on our Pure: Clean Water For All product designs.


SKILLS

SOFTWARE

  • Platforms: Mac and Windows
  • Adobe: Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator
  • Rhino - Solidworks - Microsoft Office

FABRICATION

  • Wood: bandsaw, table saw, planer, lathe, joiner, jigsaw
  • Metal: lathe, milling, spot welding, sandblasting
  • Foam - Plastics - Pottery - Sewing                      
  • Laser cutter - 3D printer - 4 Axis CNC Mill

TRAVEL

Lived in Netherlands for 3 years, 1997-2000

Spain, Italy, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Belgium, England, France, Hungary, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Canada, Mexico

NYC, 2011 | 1 week studio trip to learn about and observe Smart Design, Gensler, Snohetta, Queens Botanical Garden, MOMA, Highline.

INTERESTS

Cooking
Food
Art
Inspirational sports films
Housewares

OTHER

IDSA Student Member
NH Special Olympics Volunteer
NH Buddy Walk Volunteer
Girl Scouts: 1996 - 2006
Salem High Varsity Lacrosse: 2007-2010