Hello! After graduating form Philadelphia University in 2014 with a degree in Industrial Design + double minoring in Textile Materials and Composite Manufacturing, I have since been fortunate enough to design for a multitude of international clients as well as develop my skills as not only a industrial designer, but as a graphic + UI/UX designer. Working as a head designer in the Childcare industry, I found very quickly that not only does the design need to function + be aesthetically pleasing, but fit within a very strict envelope of safety standards and manufacturing tolerances. These hurdles not only allowed me to have more insight into the industry, but I feel made me a stronger designer and allows me to think realistically while still pushing the design of the product. Having the ability to think about multiple levels of design; from the product itself, graphics, packaging, marketing materials and approach as well as the end process of manufacturing means that the products I create are fully thought out, and developed to the best possible standards that I can produce. I feel that design has the unique opportunity that falls in-between conceptual art and manufacturable design.

Programs  
Programs Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, After Effects, Light Room Edge Animate. 3DS Max, Maya, Solidworks, OnShape (cloud based), PhotoView 360, Keyshot, sketch 3, Rinerocerous, keynote, Sketchbook Pro, Windows and Mac OS, HTML/CSS,

Applied Skills
Industrial Design, Design thinking, UX/UI, Experience Design, Graphic design, Product design, Web Design, Design management / team building, Product development Brand identity, 2D/3D ideation and rendering, Composites manufacturing/layup, Rapid sketching, Prototyping/ advanced metal + plastic mold making, Conceptual boards and presentation, Fabric analysis (woven, knit, non-woven), Textile design, Composites testing and analysis, technical garment pattern making, textile testing (ASTM/AATCC)


Education
Philadelphia University (2010 -14) BS - Industrial Design
Minor - Composite Manufacturing 
Minor - Textiles

Experience

Trek Bicycle - Senior Industrial Designer
Waterloo WI | June 2017 - Current
Lead designer for Bontrager Helmets. Tasked with developing and maintaining brand identity and developing new product to create brand value.

Idea Evolver - Design Director / Experience designer 
Philadelphia PA | June 2015 - May 2017
Created a design department that specialized in graphic design/web design and development. Led teams in creating new and interesting web/app experiences while growing international client brand awareness and following. Managed multiple projects while communicating with clients and investors.

RodeoBird LLC - Creative Director
Babylon NY/ Philadelphia PA | May 2009 - June 2017
As the senior designer I am tasked with leading the design team to develop product (hard and soft goods) for a start up surf brand. Responsible for creating/ maintaining brand identity while adding new product and expanding the company brand awareness. Introduced new processes and manufactures that established long lasting relationships and successfully created a self sustaining brand.

Iron Mountains LLC - Senior Designer
Morgantown PA | May 2012 - June 2015
Worked as a head designer in the Juvenile product industry. Collaborated with experienced marketing and manufacturing teams to create new and innovative products as well as marketing and advertising campaigns. As a head designer I was tasked with all of the product design and translation into finished product as well as held communications with domestic and foreign manufacturers.

Client Projects

Innegra Composites
February 2014
Worked with Innegra composites to create unique composites for use in the surf and action sports industries. These specialized fabrics were created and tested to be used specically in surf/snow and nautical hulls to create a more responsive/reliable product.

Repreve
October 2014
Created a 100% recycled surfboard bag that is also used as a sleeping platform for camping and nomadic travel. Repreve adopted the product to expand its action sports market presence and create brand awareness in a socially responsible community.

AstraZeneca
November 2016
Worked with AstraZeneca North America to develop and text an experimental UI + web app for an upcoming brand of OTC medication that will be used by the general public to purchase and diagnose for medications.The product is currently in FDA testing + trials.

Awards + Volunteer

10 Patents in juvenile and medical fields for processes and design advancement 
Red Dot international design award - Juvenile products - (2014) 
Iron mountains Blue sky - 1st place (201) 
Eileen Martison 86’ Grant - 1st place (2014) 
Design Philadelphia award - “Perch Seating” (2012) 
1st place - Philadelphia University “Sprint” design competition 
(2012-2014) Philadelphia University Varsity Rowing - (Stroke seat varsity 4) 
Featured work on NBC 10, News Works.org, and Philadelphia business journal
Surfrider - Attended beach cleanups + community projects for beach protection and sustainability
Life Rolls On - Assisted disabled children to learn how to surf (2015-2016)