EDUCATION 

Rochester Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, Minor in Marketing, Summa Cum Laude, Rochester, NY

Danish Institute for Study Abroad
Scandinavian Furniture Design, Copenhagen, DK

Skills 

Adobe Creative Suite
Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Lightroom

3D Software
Solidworks, Keyshot, Fusion360, Blender

Awards 

WantedDesign Launch Pad
Exhibitor    
Selected as a fresh, upcoming designer to showcase products during NYCxDESIGN in WantedDesign’s showroom. Chosen as one of 26 exhibitors from applicants around the world. 

Designing for the Office Nomads
Finalist    
One of five finalists out of 105 entrants designing new office spaces for the mobile worker. Sponsored by Herman Miller and Unbranded Designs. 

RIT T-Minus 151
Best in Show
A team competition with Allegion and Schlage. Designed door handles for aging populations.

Experience

KEK Associates Inc. | 2015 - Present    
Industrial Designer / Model Maker
Worked as part of a small, integrated team to design and prototype products for a wide variety of clients in the consumer, industrial, medical, and toy sectors. Managed solo clients and timelines for projects. Delivered sketches, CAD, renders, technical drawings, engineering concepts, human factors evaluations, functional models and appearance models for products of all shapes and sizes. Documented company work through product photography, a custom designed website, and social media channels.
kekdesign.com

Rochester Institute of Technology | 2015 - Present
Adjunct Faculty
Taught and evolved an introductory CAD curriculum for industrial designers. Lectured, graded assignments, and worked hands-on with students to hone their skills for real-world applications. 
Software was centered around Solidworks with supplemental lessons in Fusion360 and Keyshot. Participated in portfolio reviews and career advice through office hours and campus events. 
industrialdesign.cias.rit.edu

Ought Collective | 2016 - Present
Cofounder
Built and organized a small designer collective. Designed viable home products to contribute to the catalog. Photographed and directed product styling for look-books. Directed the brand and strategies company direction. Managed all aspects of owning a small business including legal, logistics, marketing, accounting, and time-management. 
oughtcollective.com

Freelance Designer | 2015 - Present
Product Visualization and Design
Produced videos and still images showcasing products and capabilities for clients. Covered all aspects of product visualization from CAD to animation to video editing. Managed multiple clients and timelines at once. Handled quoting, meeting budgets, and invoicing projects. 

Bed Bath & Beyond / Kikkerland Design | 2015 
Metaproject 05 Designer
A collaborative project between Rochester Institute of Technology, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Kikkerland Design, Metaproject 05 focused on rapid development of products for a college demographic and manufacturability. Had a design selected by a panel of buyers and managers for production and global distribution, available in Bed Bath & Beyond stores and online through Kikkerland as well as small shops across the country.
metaproject.rit.edu

RIT Ambulance | 2012 - 2015  
Public Relations Director, Driver
Volunteered to provide basic life support services to the RIT campus. Assisted certified Emergency Medical Technicians with patients on scene, transported patients to local hospitals, and managed the agency’s social, print, and publicity campaigns. Trained new members and participated on the RIT campus to promote healthy and safe living.