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EXPERIENCE

Deeplocal Pittsburgh, PA | Experience Designer, Story and Strategy - February 2018 - Present

Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts Newcastle, ME | Resident: June 2018

Freelance Experience and Product Designer Portland, OR - Cincinnati, OH | Clients included MKG West, Rookwood Pottery, Plant-Based Provisions: 2017-2019

LABARTZ x UC Ceramics Residency Jingdezhen, Jiangxi China | Resident: December 2017

Rookwood Pottery Company Cincinnati, OH | Product Design & Strategy Intern: Fall 2016 + Spring 2017 + Present

MKG West Los Angeles, CA | Design Intern: Spring 2016

MKG New York City, NY | Event Design Intern: Summer 2015

Munchkin Van Nuys, CA | Product Development Intern: Fall 2014

Fisher-Price East Aurora, NY | Design Intern, Little People Team: Spring 2014

 

EDUCATION

University of Cincinnati, DAAP - Industrial Design Class of 2017 | Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design + Minor in Psychology

Cincinnatus Presidential Scholarship - 1 of 10 students, university wide, to be awarded a merit-based full ride scholarship.

Participated in the Professional Practice Co-Op Program, alternating between terms of academic study and terms of work in the design field.

Bergische Universitaät Wuppertal - Industrial Design Study Abroad Exchange, Wuppertal, Germany | October 2015 - February 2016

Participated in a sponsored studio with Johnson & Johnson exploring solutions for sustainable packaging in skin care and cosmetics along-side an international group of graduate and undergraduate students. Travelled throughout Europe from Norway to Mallorca and many places in between.

 

EXTRAS

3D SKILLS Solidworks, Alias Automotive, Sketchup, Model Making, Woodshop, Ceramics (wheel-throwing, mold making, slip casting, hand building, glazing, firing, etc.), Fusion360, Rhinoceros, basic CNC machining, 3D printing, Laser cutting

2D SKILLS Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Sketchbook Pro, Procreate, Key Shot, Podium, Vectorworks, Sketching, Photography, Water Colors, Collage, Print and Pattern Design, Illustration

MISCELLANEOUS SKILLS Creative Direction, Design Strategy, Trend Research, Qualitative Research, Project Management, Brand Development, Brainstorming, Team Building, Social Media Marketing,

EXHIBITIONS “Roses and Thorns” 2017, International Studio Gallery at Taoxichuan | Jingdezhen, China; “Pocket” 2018, Lucky Cloud Gallery | Pittsburgh, PA; “Observe & Repeat” 2019, Solo Show at Bunker Projects, Pittsburgh. PA


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