Education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Bachelor of Fine & Applied Arts in Industrial Design | Bachelor of Science in Engineering Mechanics; Expected Graduation 2021


Skills & Recognitions

Design: UI/UX ∙ Graphic design ∙ User research & testing ∙ Storyboarding ∙ Wireframing

Prototyping: Rapid prototyping ∙ Interactive prototyping ∙ Physical model-making ∙ Wood and metal work

Technical: Adobe Creative Suite ∙ Keynote ∙ Figma ∙ Sketch ∙ Framer ∙ Principle ∙ HTML & CSS ∙ Python & MATLAB ∙ SolidWorks ∙ Fusion360 ∙ Keyshot Rendering & Animation

Collaboration: Confident team leader ∙ Self-starter and motivator ∙ Charismatic public speaker ∙ Positive and practical ∙ Empathetic

Recognitions: Industrial Design Talented Student Scholarship Recipient ∙ Featured article on front page of Medium Design ∙ Featured author in Marvel Blog ∙ Foundations Juried Award Nominee for Best Short Film


Experience

Siebel Center for Design \ User Interface Designer

Champaign, IL November 2018-Present

Designing a unified resource that will be used by all University of Illinois students & parents.

  • Streamlined developer and designer work on a Smart Campus experience by creating clear wireframes in Figma that utilized existing developer tools & physical assets to fast-track progress by 6 weeks

  • Improved broader customer experience by implementing accessibility features for the visually impaired through iOS and Android development

Humana + Design for America \ Design Lead

Louisville, KY August 2018-December 2018

Developed hardware & software designs in a team of five during a semester-long effort to improve the senior health care experience by adapting to community feedback quickly.

  • Innovated communications using augmented reality prototype to provide face-to-face calling and real-time biometric readings that ensured a sense of comfort and trust

  • Slashed projected care & travel costs nearly $1000 per patient by eliminating unnecessary emergency room visits while maintaining service quality

College of Fine and Applied Arts \ Lab And Studio Assistant

Champaign, IL January 2018-Present

I have mitigated frustration and designed for efficiency through collaboration with hundreds of students and faculty on rapid prototyping, packaging/branding design, and using software tools.

  • My role in this setting has stimulated critical thinking when registering and applying feedback, allowing the university to fine-tune the assets used to develop a higher-skilled academic body

QSC Audio \ Engineering and Design Intern

Boulder, CO August 2016

Quickly adapted to new technologies through exercises that spanned web design, chip manufacturing, and audio quality testing.

  • Collaborated with the lead of interface design to draft new features for customers who have mastered modern digital interfaces

  • Achieved quicker feedback and revision times across teams by swiftly providing high-fidelity prototypes and data visualizations

  • Notable clients include AMC IMAX Theaters and Red Rocks Amphitheater.


Extras

Illinois MakerLab \ Special Projects Developer

Champaign, IL 2017-2018

Volunteering at the Illinois MakerLab provided the resources to experiment with new methods & materials in the rapid prototyping processes.

  • The School of Business is able to provide environmentally-friendly wood filaments to 3D printers as a result of my research

  • Manual labor and room for error during documentation were reduced nearly 100% through my development of a stand-alone time-lapse camera using existing mechanical components and code written on a Raspberry Pi

Maime Doud Eisenhower Public Library Tech Café \ Helping Hand

Broomfield, CO 2016-2017

As one of the founding members of the Tech Café program, I had the privilege of giving back to the library at which I spent much of my childhood while putting my aptitude in technology to good use for my community.

  • Doubled technology-related patronage in the library week-over-week by walking Broomfield residents through troubleshooting hardware and software problems, enabling them to learn from an experience and improving confidence when dealing with future situations

More selfishly, I had the chance to see and work on some pretty awesome pieces of technology that were released far before I was born.

Project Glass Smart Mirror \ Inventor

Broomfield, CO 2016-2017

Project Glass was developed for a year-long Senior Capstone during my final year of high school, and was my first experience combining both hardware and software design to create a cohesive final product.

  • Shifted community perception on artificial intelligence by building an argument based on research from physical literature and online journal articles during initial development

  • Optimized workflows to specific behaviors and habits by delivering contextual, proactive information through HTML and CSS-based functional software

PowerDock \ Project Lead and Designer

Broomfield, CO January 2015-May 2015

Address community energy usage and environmental engagement over five months.

  • Successfully produced sustained power using 100% renewable energy by learning about and implementing solar technology research into 3D printed iPhone charging dock

  • Project and presentation directly persuaded community leaders of potential to increase in outdoors community engagement through widespread clean energy resources


Miscellaneous Musings

I start the day, every day, at 5 AM. An early start gives me a clear head when following up on work, limits distractions, and leads to way less rush when getting my day going.

Piano player since the ripe age of five. I first started with formal lessons, but really found comfort in figuring out how to play my favorite soundtracks by ear.

Yes, I will gladly join you in a beard-growing competition every November.

Firm believer and contributor to (RED)’s mission of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment.