[ skills & software ]
Problem solving, detail oriented & big picture perspective, tinkering, brainstorming, problem assessment, sketching, prototyping, fabrication planning, graphic & web design
Team player, organized, efficient, observant, troubleshooter, proactive thinking
CAD modeling, 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC programing, wood shop equipment & hand tools, technical drawings, software system integration
Photoshop, Illustrator, XD, AfterEffects, HTML, CSS, Fusion 360, SolidWorks, AutoCad, SketchUp, Keyshot, Dotmailer, Microsoft Excel & Office Suite
[ work experience ]
Mid-Level Graphic Designer
Salzman Group // October 2017 - Present
Work as part of the creative team responsible for the marketing and day-to-day upkeep of several e-commerce sites: primarily WholeLatteLove.com. Design and deploy multiple email blasts per week that reach our 100,000+ subscribers. Create relevant content to populate our brand's social media presence. Design fresh display ads for internet marketing.
Sewing & Textile Art Instructor
Creativity Shell // August 2017 - April 2018
Part-time instructor for workshops and evening classes for kids age 5+. Assisting leadership in this launch of new chapter in Rochester, NY. The Creativity Shell is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the next generation of makers with essential life and practical skills.
Creative Mastermind // CTO
Viggi Kids, Corp. // March 2015 - June 2017
Co-founder of children's product design firm. Designer for marketing materials (print, web & video), product design for Digit Widgit® and STEM line, manufacturing strategies and for the Vidget® and Digit Widgit®.
General operational and technical guru...basically any software or system that needed customized and integrated into our processes, I configured (and learned a lot along the way).
Rochester Institute of Technology // Spring 2015
Teaching advanced CAD modeling techniques & strategies to junior and senior level industrial design students. Focused on Solidworks 2014 and Keyshot 5.
Rove Design Group // February 2013 - March 2015
Consultant for graphic & web design clients. Concept development, brainstorming & new product ideation. Designer and collaborator for Viggi Kids brand and products.
Designer & Fabricator
Olga Gallery // August 2011 - September 2014
Graphic design for web, packaging & advertising, designing web sites for online sales, product photography, and fabricating custom wood displays.
[ continuing education ]
Autodesk Fusion 360 Integrated CAD/CAM
Autodesk via Coursera // May 2018
The course offered a detailed roadmap to Fusion 360. It provided direction on how to use many features. By choice, I further delved into creating CAM programs, parametric modeling, and rendering.
Tinkering Fundmentals: Motion & Mechanisms
The Exploratorium via Coursera // December 2017
The course offers educators and enthusiasts an opportunity to develop a practice of tinkering and making. Tinkering has recently been introduced into the educational field as a potential driver of creativity, excitement, and innovation in science learning. It is seen by many as an effective means to engage in exploring STEM concepts, practices and phenomena.
[ internships ]
Exhibit Design Intern
Montshire Museum of Science // March - June 2012
Assisting exhibit staff with prototyping, CAD modeling, visitor testing,
graphic design, and traveling exhibit change. Lead designer on two small exhibits.
Exhibit Design Intern
Rochester Museum & Science Center // April - July 2011
Working with museum staff to redesign elements of an interactive and creating proposal for interactive seating in main entrance.
Walker Metalsmiths // June-September 2010
Responsible for precious metal casting production: approx. 200 pieces per week. Involved in all aspects of lost wax casting process & finishing.
[ education ]
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, May 2011
Minor equivalent in Metals; Concentration in Psychology
Summa Cum Laude
Honors & Exhibitions
RIT Honors Program and Honors Scholarship 2009-2011
Dean’s List in all quarters 2007-2011
Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar 2011
Exhibitions & Publications
RIT Industrial Design Senior Show 2011
RIT Research and Innovation Symposium, Winter 2011
Walker Metalsmith’s Apprentice Show, 2010
Imagine RIT exhibitor, 2010
Northern Tier Cultural Alliance: Potter County Artisan 2009
Co-author of Explorations in Geometry, a college-level geometry book.
Book and course were presented at the 2009 NYSMATYC Conference.
[ patents ]
Patent No. US D825,667 S
Design Patent // Issued August 14, 2018
Educational Set of Children's Dice Blocks
[ Digit Wigit® ]
Patent No. US D843,481 S
Design Patent // Issued March 19, 2019
Balance for an Educational Set of Children's Dice Blocks
[ Digit Wigit® ]