I am an industrial designer in New York City, currently working at cozzolino studio. I earned my BS in industrial design from the University of Cincinnati in 2010. After graduation, I began my career working at IA Collaborative in Chicago before moving to New York City in 2014. I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects ranging from consumer electronics, to housewares, to packaging, to environmental, and medical equipment. I currently have around 1 million followers on Pinterest, and help brands connect with their customers through social media. While I love the excitement and urban experience NYC has to offer, I frequently escape the city to enjoy camping, hiking, and climbing.
New York, New York
May 2014 - Present
Senior Industrial Designer
Lead designer on projects ranging from housewares and small appliances to sustainable packaging solutions. Heavily involved in the full design process, including initial brainstorming, concepting, sketching, and working with engineers on final design refinements. Clients include Pepsi, Corona, AllClad—as well as a variety of other housewares brands.
New York, New York
January 2014 - Present
Industrial Design and Social Media
Available for freelance industrial design work.
Social media consulting, primarily through Pinterest, helping brands connect with their customers.
July 2010-November 2013
Fully involved in IA’s user centered design, working as a part of multidisciplinary teams, and deeply involved in all aspects of the creative process: research, concepting, brainstorming, user scenario creation, sketching, prototyping, and refinement. Worked on a wide range of projects in the fields of consumer electronics, housewares, athletic gear, environmental, and medical for clients such as Nike, SCJohnson, LG, HP, and Best Buy. Participated in projects throughout the US, Europe, and Asia, from ethnographic medical research in Germany to client work sessions, presentations, and factory visits in India.
IA Collaborative Chicago, Illinois
Priority Designs Columbus, Ohio
M3 Design Austin, Texas
Lexmark International Lexington, Kentucky
University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
BS Industrial Design Class of 2010
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
The Wall Street Journal - MarketWatch
Interviewed and featured in an article about influential Pinterest users in The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch. Read article here.
2011 Red Dot Award
2011 ID Design Distinction
2011 Spark Gold Award
The Chair Affair
Chair chosen to be in a student chair show at the Design Within Reach in Columbus, Ohio
3rd Place in Hewlett-Packard Sponsored Studio
My design of a sustainable desktop computer for 2012 placed 3rd in my studio
User Centered Design
Adobe Creative Suite