Education

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design | May 2015
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University | Blacksburg Virginia

Work Experience

Objex Design | St. Louis, MO
Industrial Design Internship / May 2014- Aug 2014
Extensive conceptual development and prototyping. Aided with the development of multiple toy, plastic tote and storage unit designs. Participated in client meetings with opportunities to tour manufacturing factories. Worked closely with senior designer and engineer. 

Museum & Library Furniture | Baltimore, MD
Furniture Design Internship / May 2013- Aug 2013
Aided in furniture design process and construction in the wood shop. Worked on graphic design for presentations and marketing literature. Charged with technical draft drawings as well as restoring damaged furniture pieces. Helped co-exhibit at Neocon, Chicago 2013. 

Sparkle Upholstery | Alexandria, VA
Apprenticeship / May 2013 - Aug 2013
Worked as chief shop assistant. Significant amount of time spent taking modern and antique furniture apart to be re-upholstered. 

Manual Skills

Advanced sketching, marker rendering, modeling & rapid prototyping, wood working (table saw, band saw, lathe, jointer, drill press), digital photography, furniture restoration, metal working & welding, screen printing, laser cutting, 3-D printing

Digital Skills

Adobe Illustrator CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Indesign CS6, Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Rhino, Solidworks, Keyshot, Microsoft Suite

Honors & Awards

IDSA Southern District Student Merit Award Finalist | 2015
Represented Virginia Tech as the Student Merit Award winner at IDSA's 2015 Southern District Conference in Orlando, Florida.

IDEA Finalist | 2014
IDSA's International Design Excellence Awards Finalist | Project: Expand: Waste Pod

ID Studio Achievement Book Award | 2015
Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Industrial Design Outstanding Contribution Award | 2014
Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies

Education Abroad Photography Competition | 2013
1st Place | Category: People/Culture

Additional Honors & Publications
Deans List / 2012- 2015
Virginia Tech Innovation Competition Finalist / 2014
Work published in Studio Collective Magazine Volume II & III / 2014- 2015
Work published in Silhouette Literary and Art Magazine / Fall 2014

Travel Abroad

India | December 2012- January 2013
"Design For the Bottom of the Pyramid" Study Abroad
Designing clean water solutions for families living under the poverty line. Traveled across India for three weeks to research and test prototypes. 

Chad, Africa | July 2010- August 2010
Worked in a small village called Maffaling with a local missionary to provide community service. Work included teaching English, organizing soccer camps, tree planting and road work.

New Aiyansh, British Columbia | July 2009- August 2009
Worked to build up the community of a Native American village in the Nisga'a Nation.

Interests

Travel, jazz, old school hip-hop, funk, reading, photography (Sony NEX-7), boxing, bboying, coffee, typography, graphic design, design history, film, sketching