I am a Pratt Institute graduate, with a Master's degree in Interior/Exhibition Design.
As a student at Pratt I underwent a rigorous design program that has equipped me with competitive design skills as well as a unique approach that focuses on story telling to create a strong concept from which to base design decisions.
Prior to attending Pratt I completed a Fine Woodworking Furniture Apprenticeship. The completion of the program led to employment with the Chicago Bauhaus Studios as a furniture maker and designer. As it was a small company, I had the opportunity to experience many facets of the furniture industry, from project management, client vendor relations, to furniture construction and installation, and trade show participation.
My passion lies in furniture design, however, ultimately my goal is to become a designer. I believe that
design is multidisciplinary and that it is essential to collaborate across disciplines in order to be innovative in design. I am confident that my interdisciplinary training, and my comprehensive background in furniture is a valuable asset, especially In an economy where wearing many hats has become a necessity.
Nightwood, Sales Representative
Conduct sales of custom furniture built from reclaimed wood.
Discuss custom needs with clients
Follow up with clients
AutoCad construction drawings
Object Inc, Freelance Design Assistant
Assisted partner in design and AutoCad Construction Drawings for residential interior loft design project. This project included custom mill work for bathroom and kitchen.
Sourced FF&E for bathroom and kitchen.
BigPrototype, Design Intern
Developed product design prototypes via AutoCad and laser generated models.
Nightwood, Design Intern
Assisted in design, production, and installation of the Nightwood Pop-Up shop.
Scott Hight Graphic Design, Design Assistant
Organization of photography files, including editing, scanning and archiving
Chicago Bauhaus Studios, Furniture Designer & Sales Representative
Designed, engineered, and estimated custom-made furniture for Bauhaus clients.
Managed trade-show booth, including the design and construction of booth.
Represented and conducted sales for the Bauhaus at high-end furniture trade shows.
Pratt Institute, Masters, Master Of Science, Interior Design
Interior Design with an emphasis on Exhibition Design
Chicago Bauhaus Studios, Chicago Bauhaus Aprenticeship Program
One year intensive on solid wood furniture construction and design. Furniture was designed and constructed for high-end residential and commercial clients.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Bachelors, Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology
Liberal Arts & Sciences, Psychology
Lane Technical High School, High School, Math/Science
Won window display competition for Hickory Business Furniture, 1st Place
I competed with fellow interior design students to design the window display for Hickory Business Furniture. My design won first place and was therefore executed. The finished design is in the lobby of the NYDC building at 200 Lexington, NY, NY 10016.