My interest in architecture dates back to my years in junior high school fantasizing about designing
roller coasters. The roller coaster designing spawned a design interest gravitating toward architecture during my high school career. By sophomore year of community college, I excelled in drawing, modeling, graphic and, design, and started acting upon my dance hobby. I also would work with personal clients to design T-shirts for team uniforms, DJ logos, and mixed media collages for books. I worked at Planet Funk Inc, as the Visual Merchandising Director. I had the ability to create new shopping experiences in a store and expand the companies visual standards. This unique experience has helped me generate a personal interest in retail design and the overall consumer viewpoint.
When I transferred to Woodbury University’s School of Architecture, I realized the naivety as a designer and as a young mind eager for knowledge that would soon bring awe inspiring projects. The program has enabled me to study in Tahiti, China, Barcelona, and Berlin. I have an interest in creating spaces inspired by the manipulations of everyday materials and producing the architecture with prefabricated parts to fuse innovative design concepts with the reality of building materials.
Studio Z, Van Nuys, CA, US, Production Designer
Brock Larsen Design, Burbank, Lead Production Designer
Building Rhino and SketchUp models from artistic sketches and renderings to develop schematic design drawings for various theme park proposals around the world.
Assisting the project manager with floor plans, reflected ceiling plans, roof plans, sections and elevations for design packages to be sent to clients for review.
Refining artistic elevations into a building strategy that enables the project or facade to be built.
The position allows me to work on projects that vary from retail shops and ride facades, to snack shacks and restrooms.
Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, Teacher's Assistant
Helping the teacher progress the student's abilities with computer software and develop a graphical aesthetic eye for representing their work.
B+U Architects, Hollywood, CA, US, Exhibition Set Up Member
Assist with painting gallery space, model making and restoration.
Set up exhibition space
Planet Funk, Sherman Oaks, CA, US, Merchandising Director
Merchandising the flagship store to be recognized as a monthly company standard.
Teaching store managers and assistant managers how to merchandise windows, floor displays, and wall spaces.
Attend to various Los Angeles stores for help with sales, floor coverage, reorganizing retail floor to better the customer service and experience.
Woodbury University, Burbank, CA, US, BArch, Architecture
Julius Shulman Emerging Talent Design Charrette, Honorable Mention
Best Representation of Degree Project Process, Nomination