One of two students from the United States awarded the
2017 Be Original Americas Fellowship
Visited companies included Vitra, Herman Miller, Berhardt Design,
Suzanne Tick, Carnegie Fabrics, Flos, Lissoniduring a 7-week program, promoting originality in design. The fellowship was based in New York but included extensive travel around the United States and Europe.
Three semesters as an intern at the CatLab leading student teams through three different innovation projects.
User-centered exploration of future focused trans-formative and disruptive products and services which can allow Caterpillar to continue to evolve and meet the changing demands of the market.
University based product design class, designing soft goods.
Totes is an idea I had based on the local farmers market. Using a simple geometric form, and an open face, Totes are easy to use to carry those oddly shaped or fragile purchases.
Designing and built an interactive audio/visual art piece, as an installation for Lumenocity, a festival put on by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
Working with Matt Wizinsky (UC DAAP Graphic Design faculty), Peter Chaimberlain (UC DAAP Industrial Design faculty), and Chi Thorsen (UC Graphic Design graduate), my responsibilities in the team included initial interactive exploration and concept development and then building and continually develop the installation.
University based product design class, designing for Alessi.
Armonia is a concept design for the Officina Alessi brand. A flower vase made of brushed aluminum with a soft spherical base which allows a balance to composition of form and creates a natural plate at the base of the vase which collects petals and leaves which fall from the flowers.
University based product design class, designing a family.
Building a family from a chosen subject, a tea family was built around the initial form of a Gaiwan kettle, a 400 year-old Chinese tea brewing device.
A project based out of the Innovation Center at the University of Illinois Chicago, working along side professor Matt Wizinesky, to text and create a responsive fabric touch screen using Processing, a Kinnect sensor and the SMT library to produce a interactive aural experience.
Auralgami Sounds is a Louisville based record company specializing in vinyl and cassette tape releases for local and national bands. I have work with them to create artwork, release designs, promotional materials and graphics for the bands they represent and Auralgami Sounds itself.
A project produced at UIC Innovation Center. Using ceiling mounted cameras, and open-source software, a concept was developed to create an interactive operating-room table which could reduce waste by identifying packages before they are opens and also used in stock-management.
Building and honing the software development of the project and consulting on design. Initial research and development was carried out by Matt Wizinsky.
University based product design class, designing for Crisis.
The InSight was the product of a research project designing to solve for crisis situations. To us, the abilities of renters to provide protection in their homes was severely limiting and proved to be an everyday crisis. After ideating many forms we settled on two finishes, which would allow us to take the concept to manufacture through Kickstarter to gain, to gain market feedback before finalizing a product for launch.
University based graphic design class, designing for Deborah Sussman.
A study in typography and form, promoting a Deborah Sussman exhibition in Chicago. Part of an exploration of form, type, rhythm and space.
Internship with Chicago-based design firm Make26
Working on multiple projects with design firm Make26 including the launch of a Kickstarter for the Dual Vanity Mirror (pictured).
Responsibilities included sketching, rendering, research, physical prototyping, photography, video editing, copy writing, promotion, communication with clients, website development and maintenance.
A collection of my photography capturing my environment, materiality and architecture.