Design, Innovation, & Strategy
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About

 

I am a process driven designer who thrives on deep thinking for hard problems. I’m not afraid of ambiguity and I like to get my hands dirty both in the shop and in the field.

 
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Professional Mindset

My expertise lies in utilizing user centric design processes to create cohesive customer experiences. Ultimately, the best way to impact the bottom line is to impact your customer. I have had experience creating brand impressions through physical products, integrating evolving trends into existing and emerging product lines, and managing the creation and integration of design languages into complex product families. I am passionate about emotional design, sustainability, and authentic design applications. 

I am currently serving as the IDSA Boston chapter chair. Check out all of our awesome events here

Experience

I graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in Industrial Design and a minor in Entrepreneurship. While at school, I spent 4 months studying abroad at the Bauhaus in Dessau, Germany through German university Hochschule Anhalt. I also spent time working at a small softgoods company called Skooba Design designing travel bags for professionals.

After college I moved to Boston to work as a full time contractor for design firm Eleven LLC. Currently, I am a product designer for Staples Design & Innovation team, working to infiltrate design thinking into the organization.

Interests and Hobbies

I love to travel and learn about new cultures and places. When I'm not doing design work I'm probably perusing flight deals or impulsively signing up for language classes. Some of my favorite places that I've visited are the Alps, Tokyo, and Italy. 

During my down time you can find me tinkering in the kitchen and hanging out with my cat.

Honors & Awards

2015 Boston, MA. IDSA Northeast Merit Award Finalist

2015 Nürnbug, Germany. Spielwarenmesse International Toy Fair 1st Place, 2020 Design Competition

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