University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign — Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, Expected Graduation 2021
Siebel Center for Design / User Interface Designer
Champaign, IL | November 2018-Present
Bringing form and function to an all-new smart-campus initiative that will make the college student experience more collaborative, safe, and comfortable. Design process includes listening to insights from a diverse group and then developing an experience that will both address and transcend their needs.
College of Fine and Applied Arts / Lab And Studio Assistant
Champaign, IL | January 2018-Present
Collaborating with students and faculty to bring dozens of CAD models and digital files to life every day, and walk new students through the tools and practices of effective design.
Kumon Learning Center / Assistant Manager
Westminster, CO | 2016-2017
Center coordinator tasked with organizing all material and lesson plans, and making sure each student is prepared and receiving the best content possible. Worked with parents to address any of their concerns and questions, and create a lesson plan that keeps students involved, challenged, and satisfied.
QSC Audio / Engineering and Design Intern
Boulder, CO | August 2016
Learned from experts in web design and microchip creation through extensive hands-on research and insightful conversations. Participated in lab testing that is done to fine-tune the audio quality, and shadowed UI/UX lead designer to understand the user-facing side of technologies developed.
Design for America + Humana / Design Lead
Champaign, IL | 2018
Collaborated closely with Humana to identify areas of improvement in health care for the senior population. Initial phases of the project involved spending time learning from members of nearby homes and programs for the elderly, and understanding the situation from their perspective before identifying a core idea to focus on. Our solution ultimately applied the augmented reality experience to the primary care process, and allowed for more convenient and intimate forms of communication to take place while providing more accurate real-time diagnoses.
Industrial Designers Society of America
Champaign, IL | 2018
Help provide assets and experiences for a community of industrial designer students on campus, and create a network between them and opportunities in the greater Chicago area. Creating a close and comfortable rapport with younger students helped increase confidence and spread knowledge between all members.
Illinois MakerLab / Special Projects Developer
Champaign, IL | 2017-2018
Experiment with new methods and materials that can be applied to the creation and documentation of 3D printing technologies. Part of this role included increasing public awareness about this potentially intimidating concept. Prototyped and tested these products within the lab for use within the MakerSpace, online, and general business facility.
Maime Doud Eisenhower Public Library Tech Café / Helping Hand
Broomfield, CO | 2016-2017
Collaborated hand-in-hand with hundreds of community members to solve any hardware/software issues they may have and taught them how to tackle similar issues in the future. The focus here was helping people take control of their technology and digital lives, and not just recommend an unnecessary replacement.
Project Glass Smart Mirror / Inventor
Broomfield, CO | 2016-2017
Designed and built a Smart Mirror that presented relevant digital data like the weather, date, and time seamlessly behind a reflective surface. Coded, 3D printed, and manipulated natural material, like wood, to accomplish the final product.
FIRST Robotics Team 5763 / Electrical Engineer and Head of Design
Denver, CO | 2015-2017
Incorporated the motors and circuitry to the "brain" of the bot and made sure power was sustainable throughout the matches. Internals components also had to be arranged precisely to fit within the physical body and design of the bot. Designed team's logo and overall brand design guidelines for competition.
PowerDock / Project Lead and Designer
Broomfield, CO | January 2015-May 2015
Lead of research and design. Brought a solar-powered iPhone charging solution to life using CAD and 3D printing, as well as electrical engineering techniques. Required extensive knowledge of SketchUp and photovoltaic technology. Also directed advertisement for this project that premiered at the PowerDock Keynote event.
Skills & Awards
Design: Hardware/products and interfaces∙ Graphics and presentation ∙ Human-centered thinking
Modeling: SketchUp ∙ Fusion360 ∙ SolidWorks ∙ Keyshot ∙ 3D printing and foam rapid prototyping
Research: Data collection and analysis (LoggerPro) ∙ Exploration of user personas and lifestyles
Collaboration: Confident team leader ∙ Self-starter and great at motivating others ∙ Charismatic public speaker
Awards: Foundations Juried Award Nominee, Best Short Film
I start the day, every day, at 5 AM (partially due to a hyperactive internal alarm system)
Avid participant in No-Shave-November
Piano player since the ripe age of five
Annual contributor to (RED)’s mission of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment