Most recently, I did some freelance furniture design for a Rooms to Go representative. I worked with him and his manufacturing team for about a year designing and producing a coffee and side table series.
I want to be involved in design by any means possible. I definitely lean more toward furnishings and homeware than product design. I like rendering, making prototypes, hand-building, material sourcing, staging and interiors, and research.
Anthropologie, Cambridge, MA, US, Senior Sales
Anthropologie is a retail store for women's apparel and homewares. Though a large corporation, Anthropologie strives to create a unique experience for its customer, wherein she can feel transported to a foreign place. The company's themes are rooted in travel and exploration-- offering both new product and found objects for sale. I have enjoyed researching product development and the company's involvement with small-market manufacturing. I also enjoy learning the materials and manufacturing methods of our "found objects," one of a kind antiques and vintage treasures from all over the globe. As well as customer service and sales, I have been involved with event planning and hosting, one-one-one client relations, new-hire training, product packing and shipping, and some visual merchandising.
Allsaints, London, GB, Senior Sales
Retail-- Men and Women's specialty Apparel & Accessories
Men's floor supervisor
Customer service, visual merchandising, stock-taking, new hire training, product reports, competitive shop research.
Nanny/Childcare, Boston, MA, US, Nanny (35 hours/week)
Childcare, Driving, Personal Assistant, Infant & Child development, Housekeeping, some travel.
University of the Arts, London, UK, Wimbledon/Camberwell College of Art, 3-D (Furniture)
My training at UAL's 3-D design program has been heavily based on self-structured studio time where we are given specific briefs outlining each project's goals and limitations. In this method of learning, we have gained experience meeting client needs, working within a budget, making both formal and informal presentations, and bringing a product or design solution from its origin, through the prototype process, into a production-ready state. Research was often conducted hands-on, with frequent visits to London's Design Museum, and the Victoria & Albert Museum, as well as smaller private collections of art & design throughout the city. Material sourcing was also emphasized, and so relationships were formed with a wider network of makers and suppliers. Additionally, we were encouraged to plan and prepare our own events in oder to strengthen community ties and solidify an entrepreneurial spirit.
I also took a semester-long introduction to architectural drafting and hand-rendering at the Boston Architectural College in 2009.
Emerson College, Boston, MA, US, Bachelors, Bachelors of Fine Art: Writing and Publishing
With a major in Poetry and a minor in post-colonial conflict, I learned to write, copyedit, and publish. I partook in the planning and publishing of a biannual journal, and was selected to represent the College at the Boston Intercollegiate Poetry Festival in 2008, where I was awarded runner-up for the Academy of American Poets' prize.