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EXPERIENCE

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

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

MKG West Los Angeles, CA | Design Intern + Freelance Designer: Spring 2016 +  Summer - Fall 2017

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, CNC machining, 3D printing, Laser cutting

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

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

EXHIBITIONS “Roses and Thorns” 2017, International Studio Gallery at Taoxichuan | Jingdezhen, China


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