I create meaningful designs by uncovering new opportunity through user research which spark novel outcomes through holistic strategies.
I am a creative problem solver, and the thrill of finding new solutions, viewing every problem as an opportunity, and inspiration, is the cornerstone of my work. I have had the pleasure of working on innovation teams within organizations, start ups, and as a consultant in industrial design for more than 10 years. This has validated my belief that effective solutions must be elegant as well as intelligent.
What matters most is not so much the design, but the experiences and emotions which our outcomes create for the end user. This is why l wake up every day excited to be a designer.
I work with exciting organizations and designers as a consultant, and creating my own work.
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Proven Areas of Strength :
- ethnographic user research
- innovative futurist, working with technology
- disruptive product ideation & design
- design strategy/brand engineering
- sports/outdoor goods; research to market
- team leadership
- research visualization & writing
- research photography and editorial
- design education & team collaboration
- freelance writing
Teaching and Mentoring Accomplishments
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. I continue to mentor in the sports, fashion and start up world.