I studied Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and graduated in the spring of 2017. My education taught me technical skills along with how to think objectively about form, function, and rhythm to create the best user experience. I am uniquely prepared to begin designing and creating one-of-a-kind products that will create unique memories for each user.
As I continue to design I will be striving to make products that play a key role in the future of human interaction with each other and their environment. Looking at and beyond form and function to a deeper, personal level.
Throughout my design process I love experimenting and enjoy the hands-on experience of making. Being able to pull out solutions from the materials brings to life connections between the product and the user. My experimentation skills are one of my strongest abilities. Though at the end of all experimentation there are deadlines that will be met.
With my work experience I have become quite adept at team and time management by learning to balance and utilize the abilities of everyone to create the best results. I am very intrinsically motivated and am always seeking to improve my work as well as the work of those around me. I pride myself on being proficient at physical ideations, computer-aided design, and the knowledge of how to use manufacturing restrictions to the advantage.
CertainTeed – Saint Gobain
Toy Designer | June 2017 – Present
Product Design and Manufacturing lead responsible for hands on prototyping both looks and works like as well as helping applying design thinking in all aspects of the partnering teams.
Marbles the Brain Store
Toy Designer | July 2015 – December 2016
Managed product development, style, branding, and technical manufacturing on daily operations as well as large projects with team members around the world.
Research and ideations as well as creating final technical files and B.O.M. for and with multiple manufacturing methods.
Production Artist | January 2011 – August 2014
Worked in a team of designers creating web, print, and video marketing material for both cliant and company facing campaigns.
Graphic Design Intern | December 2007 – December 2008
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks, Indesign, Premiere Pro, After Effects
Wood-Working, Rapid Prototyping, Glass Production, Sewing, Product Photography