Industrial Designer Palo Alto, CA
From sculpture to sustainability, technology to anthropology, I design because no other profession could allow me to explore my boundless curiosity. A recent graduate of San Jose State's industrial design program, I have spent the last 8 months working on some exciting projects at Silicon Valley design firm Nonobject.
One of my most valued experiences was spending a semester abroad in Germany. I was inspired by European design and architecture. It fueled my passion for new languages and cultures while giving me an opportunity to work on both design research for L'Oreal Paris and a folding solar catamaran.
In short, I am a young designer thirsty for new ways to test my creativity, and am excited to see where it will take me next.
San Jose State University | San Jose, CA
- B.S. Industrial Design, 2007–2011
Hochschule Darmstadt | Darmstadt, Germany
- Industrial Design, Spring 2010 Semester Abroad
Cal Poly State University | San Luis Obispo, CA
- Architectural Engineering, 2004-2007
Industrial Design Intern
NONOBJECT, September 2011-Present | Palo Alto, CA
Wearing the many hats that a small design firm demands and learning how to bring elegant, meaningful products to market from alongside two senior IDEO alumni.
Researching, brainstorming, mocking up and sketching radial solutions in early phases Formulating presentations, communicating with clients, and creating manufacturing documents later in the process.
Writing proposals, leading projects with little guidance, communicating directly with clients and engineers.
Student Design Researcher
ARNO GmbH, March–August 2010 | Wolfschlungen, Germany
Conducting hands-on ethnographic research of cosmetics consumers and retail environments, then combining the findings into a book of recommendations, then working with ARNO's international design team to create a design brief for the next gen of L'Oreal Paris point of purchase displays.
Industrial Design Contractor
Exodesign, June 2009-February 2010 | Campbell, CA
Deep involvement in developing multiple consumer electronic and medical devices. Everything from meeting with clients and conducting research, sketching and prototyping concepts, working closely with engineers, to creating production surfaces in Solidworks.
Public Relations Assistant
Solano County Libraries, June 2008- February 2009 | Fairfield, CA
Used demographic data to develop marketing strategies and implemented print and email marketing campaigns.
Practical knowledge of materials and manufacturing, Okala-based lifecycle assessment
Digital and analog concept sketching, aesthetic and functional prototyping, design research
Solidworks, Keyshot, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchbook Pro, MS Office
German, spoken and written, B2 (intermediate) CEFR certification