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, drinks 3 Miller Lite’s and caps off the night with 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 I was trusted on jobs unsupervised for a couple days with little to no direction. Jon taught me what hard work is, an appreciation for craftsmanship, the value of a dollar & fractions.
InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere & After Effects
3D Modeling (CAD)
SolidWorks, Fusion360, Alias & Rhino
Product & Interior Rendering
Keyshot (photorealistic, animations & images)
C / C+ (Arduino Platform)
Web / eCommerce Design
Squarespace, Wordpress, Shopify & WooCommerce
Sketch & InVision
Google Adwords & Facebook Ads.
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.