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
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.
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
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.