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Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Design Candidate, May 2011
Human-centered design program with focus on shaping interactions between products, people and environments. Coursework includes research methods, communication theory, concept generation and evaluation in interdisciplinary teams. Thesis project: designing supports for homeless women on their path to self-sufficiency, exploring the intersection of design and public service.
Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
BFA in Visual Communications 2005
2003 study abroad design program in Florence, Italy.
Sorger Award in the Arts for outstanding student 2001, 2002
Dean’s List 2001–2004
Instructor, Communication Design Fundamentals
Carnegie Mellon University, School of Design, 08.2010–present
Teaching a studio course to non-design majors. Material covers 2D design, typography, color and layout.
Interaction Design Intern
frog design, Seattle, WA, 05.2010–08.2010
Collaborated on mobile device applications, web design and blue sky explorations. Helped to develop participatory design sessions with clients, ideation and scenario building, wireframing and documentation and a concept video sketch.
Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid, Chicago, IL, 05.2008–07.2009
Supported all departments including Events, Marketing and International Relations to create communications materials and branded environments. Involved in all aspects of the process from design to execution and project management.
Petrick Design, Chicago, IL, 09.2007–05.2008
Led the development of a publication and the visual identity guidelines for Washington University in St. Louis. Refreshed a restaurant’s identity in the form of a new logo and style guidelines, menus and business cards.
Liska + Associates, Chicago, IL, 2006-2007
Design and production of both print and web materials. Focused on identity development and collateral for partners such as Motorola, Four Seasons Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago, as well as small entrepreneurs in various industries.
Designer, Research Associate
Visual Communications Research Studio,
St. Louis, MO, 2005–2006
Collaborated on multi-faceted projects including, exhibition design, identity, print and information design. Contributed to projects from concept to implementation for University, non-profit, and commercial partners.
Plum Studio, St. Louis, MO, 2004–2005
Assisted in development of design for brand and publication work. Projects include a brand audit for the Saint Louis Zoo.
Carnegie Mellon University, 09–11.2009
Assistance in class critiques and administration.
The Enterprising Kitchen,
Chicago, IL, 01-05.2008
Volunteer tutor at a non-profit that helps women become economically stable. Developed a program to teach basic computer skills.
Visual Communications Junior Studio, College of Art,
Washington University, 08.2005–05.2006
Conducted small group meetings and provided individual
feedback on assignments.
AIGA member, 2003–present
Student Chapter Vice President, 2004
Published in "Visual Language for Designers: Creating Graphics
That People Understand;" Rockport Publishers, 2009
2007 AIGA St. Louis, book design
2006 PRINT, Regional Design Annual
2006 AIGA St. Louis, information design