I am an independent creative consultant collaborating with a wide range of clients on innovation product design, design strategy, photography and storytelling.
The root process of all my creative work is user centered research to spark novel outcomes, and the various creative modes only add to the skills I bring to my work. Humans are the "who" we are connecting to with design products, systems and services, so it is natural that they are the origin as well.
I view every problem as an opportunity, and inspiration, this is another cornerstone of my work. I have had the pleasure of working with innovation teams within organizations, start ups, and as design consultant for more than 10 years. This has validated my belief that what matters most is not so much the thing we design, but the experiences and emotions which our designs create for the end user. This is why l wake up every day excited to be a designer.
Please feel email me for more information or to work together : email@example.com
For my dedicated photography and storytelling site please visit Snow on the Road.
Proven Areas of Strength :
• RESEARCH + STRATEGY
• ETHNOGRAPHIC FIELD RESEARCH
• PRODUCT DESIGN• APPAREL INNOVATION DESIGN
• DESIGN THINKING
• BRAND STRATEGY
• TEAM LEADERSHIP
• DOCUMENTARY & STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
• WRITING // STORYTELLING
• CREATIVE DIRECTION
• ADOBE SUITE //LIGHTROOM
I have been a speaker and panelist at the Struktur design conference for the Outdoor Industry in Portland in 2016 and 2017. I joined a panel at SXSW 2016 on Wearable Technologies, FAAR Boston 2017, as well as many other panels, and educational lectures yearly including Parsons, Wentworth, Tufts and RISD.
In 2016 I spoke on the Proof Challenge Panel and was subsequently selected to be a judge in the competition.
In 2015 Descience co created the MFA Fashion 4ward event with the MFA and MITEF, an of design and technology.
DESIGN Teaching and Mentoring
I currently mentor at the MIT Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship and a RSA Fellow (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts.)
In September 2018 I went to Malawi to volunteer with the Lilongwe Academy of Science, donating my documentary photography skills and working with the founders on brand strategy. I created their website to reach a larger audience and continue to work with LAS.
I earned my Master's degree in Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2008, where I taught the course, 'New Products for Performance Sports' in 2011 and served on the Five Year Academic Advisory Committee in 2012, and continue to be a guest critique.
I have had various roles at the MIT Media Lab including guest critic and New Balance corporate liaison, and adviser to the TechStyle Wearables group.