I am an independent creative consultant collaborating with a wide range of clients on project in innovation, design strategy, product design, photography and storytelling.
The root process of all of these is uncovering new opportunity through user centered research to spark novel outcomes and the various creative modes only diversify my skill set. Humans are the who we are connecting to with design products, systems and services, so they are naturally the origin as well.
I am a creative problem solver, and viewing every problem as an opportunity, and inspiration, is the 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 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.
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Proven Areas of Strength :
- Design Futurist
- Design Strategy/brand engineering
- Ethnographic user research
- Photography, research and editorial
- Research visualization & writing
- Creative and editorial writing
- Disruptive product ideation & design
- Sports and Outdoor Industry Design
- Technology and future materials integration
- Design Education
- Team Leadership /
- interdisciplinary collaboration
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 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.
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.