EXPERIENCE


FREELANCE DESIGNER // BOSTON, MA | 2016-PRESENT

While pursuing a Masters of Design Innovation at Massachusetts College of Art and Design I devote 20-30 hours a week providing product, branding, graphic, packaging and web design services.


GRADUATE ASSISTANT // Massachusetts College of Art & Design | 2016-2017

Assisted with various studio courses within the Industrial Design Department of MassArt, as well as, integrated product development courses with Olin College of Engineering & Babson College.


DESIGN DIRECTOR // RUSTBELT RECLAMATION / CLEVELAND, OH | 2011-2016

Rustbelt Reclamation specializes in the design & fabrication of fixtures & furnishings from upcycled materials for hospitality, office & retail applications. As a founding member & design director, I worked with project managers & designers on the design of custom furniture & millwork, as well as, the standard & promotional product lines. In addition to the day to day design and direction, I was responsible for company branding, web design, print collateral, copywriting & marketing.


DESIGNER // OBJETI / WILLOUGHBY, OH | 2010

Collaborated on the Objeti’s original branding, as well as, the design & fabrication of the original line of furniture and lighting.


Intern // TANGRAM STUDIOS / SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA | 2010

Tangram is an interior design studio specializing in the design of office spaces. During my summer internship, I collaborated with a team on the design of commercial office spaces & client presentations. 


Instructor // CLEVELAND INSTITUTE OF ART / CLEVELAND, OH | 2010

Co-taught a two week pre-college Industrial design course to prospective CIA students. 


INTERN // FUTURE FRIENDS / BROOKLYN, NY | 2009

FUTURE FRIENDS was a boutique design firm specializing in innovative brand design & marketing campaigns. During my summer internship I worked on numerous in-house projects and assisted with the creation of design and marketing materials for Brooklyn Brewery, VH1 & Baby Gooroo. 


Apprentice // FAIRLANE CABINETS / DEARBORN, MI | 2005-2008

Fairlane Cabinets is a small residential / commercial construction company specializing in custom cabinetry. It’s a small shop run by my crazy uncle Jon - A man who gets up at the crack of dawn, works a 12 hour day on a build site, goes home, drink 3 Miller Lite’s and caps off the 20+ mile bike ride. As an “apprentice”, my responsibilities initially consisted of swinging a hammer and lifting heavy objects. I eventually graduated to the point where he trusted me on jobs unsupervised for a couple days with little to no direction. Jon taught me what hard work was, an appreciation for craftsmanship, the value of a dollar & fractions.

EDUCATION




SKILLS


DIGITAL


Adobe Suite

InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere & After Effects

3D Modeling (CAD)

SolidWorks, Fusion360, Alias & Rhino

Product & Interior Rendering 

Keyshot (photorealistic, animations & images)

Microprocessor Coding

C / C+ (Arduino Platform)

Web / eCommerce Design

Squarespace, Wordpress, Shopify & WooCommerce

UX Design

Sketch & InVision

Marketing 

Google Adwords & Facebook Ads.


ANALOG 


2D | Product Development

Sketching, storyboarding & marker rendering,  

3D | Product Development

3D printing, CNC milling, laser cutting / etching , vacuum forming, foam modeling, woodworking, finishing, electro-mechanical prototyping & soldering.

Quantitative | Design Research

Market analysis, usability testing, card sorting & surveys.

Qualitative | Design Research

Ethnographic observation, In-depth interviews, user testing, focus groups & co-design.