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Creative Visionary | Collaborative Director | Interdisciplinary Designer
Unique ability to take a team or concept from chaos, to beauty and order. Coordinates multiple perspectives with finesse. Thrives on big ideas, problem solving, collaboration, integration, and surmounting challenges inherent in design teams.
Leading interdisciplinary design teams | Conceptual, human-centric designs | Synthetic, elegant concepts
Sustainable systems design and materials selection for architecture and interiors. Design education. Hand-rendering, drafting, and perspective drawing. Computer modeling (Revit; Sketch-up) and graphic presentation.
Miami University, Oxford, OH, US, Visiting Professor
Led studio with three student finalists in an international design competition.
Integrated 200 level architecture and interior studio encouraging holistic, collaborative, conceptually-driven design and critical analysis of how humans experience space. Introducing methodologies and philosophies to encourage rigorous design thinking. Training students to develop abstract thinking skills, practice craft, produce installations, and work together toward a final project, which integrates culture, context, and concept.
300/400 level interior and architectural studio exploring the future of retail design. Provided methodological framework for design process and professional presentation. Introduced students to trends analysis in sociocultural influences, providing experiences to explore brand value communication strategies in the consumer experience, and investigating the role of Corporate Social Responsibility policies in forming the culture and environment of brand. Three of these students placed in the final 12 of an international design competition.
Self Employed, Design Consultant
Retail environments for Luxottica eyewear group--Cincinnati, OH
Produced design intent plans for over 60 stores for Sunglass Hut brand. Collaboration with in-house and outside partners in planning, design, branding, architecture, and millwork to produce technical and design intent drawing packages. Displayed understanding and effective translation of brand intent for multiple clients.
Conceptual development of branding and interiors for retail design firm--Cincinnati, OH
Conceptual design of enclosure to house branding experience for international corporate client--Cincinnati, OH
Sustainable design consulting and space planning for boutique pilates studio--Chelsea, NYC
Survey and analyze interior trends and advise on sustainable issues for global design agency--Cincinnati, OH
Conceptual and schematic live/work design for residence --Santa Fe, NM
Sustainable rehabilitation and addition of 2 BR apartment in 5,600 square foot Victorian home--Brooklyn, NY
SHP Leading Design, Design Manager
Acted as Design Lead on multiple projects. Collaborated with interdisciplinary project teams and individual designers to provide design ideas and guide them through ongoing design meetings and critique on over 15 projects. Worked directly with Executive Vice President of Design to elevate design aesthetic of projects, while integrating the studio disciplines and encouraging rigor of processes. Directly managed 12 designers in 3 offices, with a specific focus on design quality. Collaborated with Marketing, BIM and Sustainability Directors to develop and implement initiatives to elevate design output, improve efficiencies, and integrate design teams.
Conceived concepts for and directed photo shoots. Wrote content for publications and award submissions. Designed presentations for and participated in numerous client interviews. Elevated perception of design and office morale through programs, regular office-wide recognition and celebration of work, and daily supportive interaction with designers. Coordinated inspirational/educational lunchtime presentation series. Developed design process and presentation standard. Produced assessment tools and review process to improve performance and satisfaction of design team members
Kolar Design, Design Manager--Architecture/Interiors
Lead interdisciplinary creative team of 8 designers in conceptual development, strategic implementation and production of design for variety of projects for holistic, environmental branding firm. Client partners included design firms, corporations, municipalities, and universities. Projects included branding, wayfinding, concepts for related installations, and interiors.
Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM), Intern Architect
Assisted production of CD documents with PS 57 School of Art & Design team. Researched traditional materials and aesthetics, designed exterior benches, created presentation renderings and diagrams for National University of Singapore Urban Design team. Created presentation models, produced presentation materials for Penn Station/ Madison Square Garden team.
Michael McInturf Architects, Intern Architect
Assisted production of construction documents for Indian Hills pool house. Field measurement and conceptual design for residential project. Creation and production of standards for office CAD drawings, sheets sets, title block, and their filing system.
Dissing + Weitling Architecktfirma, Intern Architect
Created physical models and CAD drawings for design development and building approval phases of Copenhagen Towers project.. Assisted production of marketing booklet for office building project in InDesign and Photoshop. Assisted with site presentation and design development presentation models for museum competition and proposed boutique hotel project.
FRCH Design Worldwide, Intern Architect
Produced design and construction documents for domestic and international Hilton brand hotels and interior renovation of Hampton Inn hotel chain.
Lambert A + I, Architect I
Assisted in all aspects of production on financial services division team. Designed new prototype bank facilities based on existing models. Produced construction drawings as needed. Created multiple test fit options for new projects. Researched and resolved due diligence issues. Drafted memoranda to clients regarding soil reports and responses to RFIs.
Arden Construction and Design, Intern Architect
Assisted design and submission of residential renovation in historic neighborhood. Produced technical drawings. Complied, managed, and filed local and state applications. Assisted design & build group with technical drawings and client meetings on residential rehabilitation projects.
University of Cincinnati, MArch, Architecture
University of North Carolina, Bachelors, Interior Architecture
James Madison University, Bachelors, Fine Art
Concentration in painting and drawing, minor in English Literature
Best in Class, Modern, 1st Place
USGBC Drop Inn Center, Honorable Mention
Habitat for Accessibility, Honorable Mention