With a diverse history of art, music, math, literature and sports I'd say I have a unique take on design. As a recent graduate with a M.Arch from Pratt Institute I've had the privilege to work for Michael Graves and a small Passive House architecture firm in Brooklyn while playing professional football for the NY Sharks. I've recently started my own 3D rendering company, as well.
My education background also includes a Bachelor of Art in Studio Art/Photography from Tyler School of Art, part of Temple University. This has helped me developed a sense of balance and composition as well as a more unique approach to design. Since Pratt Institute focuses mainly on computational architecture the majority of the work done while in attendance reflects that focus.
While a student I maintained a job at a small Brooklyn firm whose focus is in remodeling/renovations with a Passive House drive. This firm was the first in the US to perform a Passive House renovation. As we dealt frequently with brownstones in historic districts a classical ideal was upheld. While employed there I assisted in various stages of projects such as 3D modeling, concept design, material research, construction schedules and job bidding. Currently I am working at a design company creating custom wallpaper designs utilizing my design, software and problem-solving skills while assisting my current employer on drawings for his vacation house.
The offices in which I've worked have typically been either small or understaffed and required me to work quickly and usually under limited or no supervision and my duties have ranged from answering phones to assisting with concept design and project management
Rifkin Design, Mount Vernon, NY, US, Designer
Creating wallcovering designs in CS6; researching new materials and developing better production methods; retouching and managing digital files for archival and reproduction purposes; assisting employer with drawings for vacation home
reCON Studio, Principal/Owner
Building digital models for renderings and/or animations
Prospect Architecture, Architecture Intern
Assist Project Managers on various aspects of ongoing projects including
concept designs, SketchUp models, project management; manage office;
order supplies; handle shipments
Michael Graves Design Group, Production Intern
Manage office; order supplies; handle shipments; create and edit documents
using CS2; assist in product research and brainstorming.
Pratt Institute, MArch, Architecture
Temple University, Bachelors, Studio Art