industrial designer

About

About Me

 
 

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. 

 
 


CURRENTLY READING:
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn
see what I've read in the past

LIVING:
see what I'm up to via my instagram

 
 

EDUCATION

University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
BS Industrial Design Class of 2010  

CLIENTS

Nike
LG
Hewlett Packard
Samsung
Best Buy
Pepsi
SC Johnson
Godrej
Wrigley
Abbott Labs
Anheuser-Busch InBev
All-Clad
Cuisinart
FedEx
US Cellular
Oster
Mr. Coffee
Nambe
Westcott

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION

2016 A’ Design Silver Award
Built NY Curve Wing Corkscrew
Built NY Arch Bottle Opener

2016 A’ Design Bronze Award
Built NY Arch Waiters Corkscrew

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

CAPABILITIES

Concept Development
User Centered Design
Sketching
Ethnographic Research
Design Strategy
2D Rendering
3D Rendering
Adobe Creative Suite
SolidWorks
Rhino
Alias
Keyshot
V-Ray
Unigraphics
Amateur Banjo

WORK EXPERIENCE

Cozzolino Studio
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.  

Freelance
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. 

IA Collaborative
Chicago, Illinois
July 2010-November 2013
Industrial Designer

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. 

DESIGN INTERNSHIPS

IA Collaborative   Chicago, Illinois

Priority Designs   Columbus, Ohio

M3 Design   Austin, Texas

Lexmark International   Lexington, Kentucky