industrial design / phone 703.650.8635 43621 McDowell Square, Leesburg VA, 20176

education experience sponsored

Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, May 2012 (Summa Cum Laude) Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA GPA 3.85 Product Design Intern - Studio NENDO (Tokyo, Japan) June-August 2012

Assisted with prototype making, concepts and 3D modeling of products for top design brands (Flaminia, Varischin, SoftBank, etc) and material experiments for upcoming International Exhibitions in Milan and Tokyo. Designed graphics for flyers, posters, website and the Festival Program (1500 copies professionally printed in newsprint)

Head Graphic Designer - Rock the Blocks Music & Arts Festival, January-March 2012

Design Intern - KEM STUDIO [One Week Interdisciplinary Workshop at Kansas City, MO] April 2011 Photographer - Beaux Arts Galleria, January 2011- Present

Designed an Outdoor Pop-Up Performance stage for Quixotic Fusion Aerial performers along with Architecture and Interior design students. Documented antique & vintage objects to be sold on, one of the most selective antique online shops worldwide. Developed a systems design for improvement of Dairy Shrink and Credit operations at the Dulles, VA store. Anticipated $80,000 in savings for the company. Project currently being analyzed to be adopted in all 78 stores. Directed the advertising campaign, creation of a budget and contacting of artists for a three-day music & arts festival in Blacksburg, VA

Store Operations Intern - Wegmans Food Markets, Summer 2010-Summer 2011.

Design & Creative Writing Director - Fever to Sing Arts Advocacy Collective, 2008-2010

2011, Interactive Felt + Architecture Exhibition at Cowgill Lobby 2010, Graphic Designer - Mango EP by Dream Cop [Tough Love Records, UK] Album label design 2010, Cyber Arts Interactive Design Exhibition at DAAS Lab, sponsored by the Computer Science & Visual Arts departments at VT 2010, India Microfinancing Design Workshop - Student Designer Software Skills Rhino, Solidworks (3-D Printing. LaserCAMM) Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Powerpoint) Languages Fluent in Spanish & English, Basic Italian and Japanese Analogue Skills Wood construction; Foam modeling; Hand built Pottery; Ceramics, Hand-made & Industrial Felt; Hand Stitching; Concept Sketching; Photography; Vacuum Forming; Paper Prototyping Certifications IRB approved for Behavioral Research

skills activites awards

IDEA 2012 Bronze Student Category (India Microfinancing System) Eli Lehman Award 2012, Design talent used to assist the less fortunate Runner Up Marcel Wanders’ Pattern Play Design Contest 2012 (Can Can Ant Glue Trap) Finalist ICSID World Design Impact Prize 2012 (India Microfinancing System) Featured in Winter 2011 Innovation: Overcoming Barriers IDSA Magazine (India Microfinancing System) Featured in “The Raw Materials of Creativity: Burchard Hall, a Den of Ingenuity” for the Virginia Tech Magazine Summer 2011 “Cityvision Fav” on Venice Cityvision Competition 2011 (Venice Resurrected) Featured on Eastman Innovation Lab Design Insights Video 2011 (Vole Shoes) Eastman Innovation Lab Industrial Design Scholarship 2011 (Vole Shoes) IDEA 2011 Finalist Student Category (Vole Shoes) Honorable Mention INDEX: Design Challenge 2010, sponsored by UNICEF (Vole Shoes) Twitter Poetry winner, 2010, sponsored by CAUS (College of Architecture and Urban Studies) Dean’s List Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design, since Fall 2008 - Spring 2012 Inspiration & Creativity Award, 2008, Briar Woods High School IDSA student member (2009-2012) WUVT 90.7 FM Blacksburg - FM Radio DJ & Promotions Staff (Fall 2008-Spring 2012) Volunteer at Ashburn Public Library, Salvation Army & National Honor Society (2008)

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