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A Little Intro
I started as a graphic designer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2004 where I discovered a fascination in design thinking that has led me in constant pursuit of deeper knowledge ever since. Throughout my career I have collaborated on projects with directors of art museums, as well as high school students, and found each partnership formative and valuable. My insatiable appetite for design includes, but is not limited to, design strategy, design methods, design for social change, service design, and design management. From the office, to the Ultimate Frisbee field, I bring energy, dedication, and optimism. I love waking up, fresh air, and listening closely. I constantly pursue personal growth and avoid complacency at all costs.
The Whole Shabang
University of Gothenburg // PhD Candidate, 2012–Present
North Carolina State University // Master of Graphic Design, 2012
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee // B.F.A., Graphic Design, 2008
Early Stage Researcher // Ergonomidesign, 2012–Present
Research on design methods at Ergonomidesign and part of the EU Initial Training Network on Design Management (DESMA)
Freelance Designer // Contemporary Art Museum Raleigh, 2011–2012
Collaborated with museum staff on exhibition branding, design and production for collateral
and signage at the newly opened building in downtown Raleigh, NC.
In-house designer // Milwaukee Art Museum, 2008–2010
Worked with the Marketing and Communications team on design and production for all
institutional and exhibition related advertising, collateral, and signage.
Teaching Assistant // First Year Experience Studio, Fall 2011
Taught in a multidisciplinary team to introduce first-year design students to the methods, tools,
and thinking of design practitioners. faculty advisor: Sara Glee Queen
Graphic Design Instructor // Design Camp, Summer 2011
Developed and co-taught a graphic design project for high-school students interested in design
at an intensive week-long summer camp.
Research Assistant // Design for K-12 Education, Fall 2011
Collected and vetted resources for a teacher training toolkit focused on introducing primary
and secondary school teachers to design methods, tools, and thinking.
Research Assistant // Education Meets Practice Initiative, Spring 2011
Aided a research initiative for the AIGA on the resources available to students transitioning
from academia to practice in the field of graphic design. faculty advisor: Santiago Piedrafita
Director // New Sense Studios, 2011 –2012
Led a student-board in strategic planning, and designed workshops, for an organization that
empowers at-risk youth through art and design activities.
Visualizer // Raleigh Innovation Summit, Spring 2012
Synthesized and mapped in real-time a strategic brainstorming session focused on branding
Raleigh as a major hub of entrepreneurial and innovation activity.
Workshop Leader // NC State Bienniel Graduate Symposium, Fall 2011
With a large team of graphic design classmates, planned and ran a graduate symposium aimed
at developing an international network of graduate students in design.
Assistant Author New Contexts/New Practices, Fall 2010
Worked with design industry leaders at the AIGA National Education Conference to disseminate
information generated at a unique authoring conference hosted by NC State.
Graphic Design // Best Buddies Wisconsin, Summer 2010
Designed collateral for annual benefit event hosted by Wisconsin chapter of Best Buddies,
a non-profit that supports individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Identity Design // Guildess Milwaukee, Spring 2010
Created an identity for newly formed women’s art collaborative in Milwaukee.
Identity Design // Menomonee Falls Swim Club, 2008–2009
Rebranded a recently rejuvenated swim program in southeastern Wisconsin.
Identity Design // Black Cat Ultimate, 2006–2007
Identity and apparel design for the UW-Milwaukee club Ultimate frisbee team.
Identity Design // One Racing, 2006–2007
Apparel design for a newly formed competitive triathlon team.
Volunteer // OnRamp, Spring 2010
Volunteered alongside design professionals to foster a creative spirit among high school
students in Milwaukee County, WI.
Member // AIGA, 2007–2008
Member of the student chapter of the largest professional organization for graphic designers in
the United States.
Designer // Chicago Collaborative ,2007 & 2008
Participated in a weekend long design charrette with architecture students to develop signage
for Chicago’s bid for the 2016 Olympic Games.
Design Team // Independent Study, 2007
Worked with a small team to create a promotional campaign and wayfinding system for the
UWM Graphic Design department Fuse store.
Co-Creator and Editor-In-Chief // CITE Magazine, 2007 & 2008
Planned, developed content, and designed a benchmark interdisciplinary design publication for
the Graphic Design department at UW-Milwaukee.
Graphic Design Intern // Cream City Review, 2007 & 2008
Worked with editors on layout and typesetting on the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s
Coach // NCSU Men’s Ultimate Team, 2010–2011
Assistant Coach // Homestead High School Men’s Cross Country, 2007–2009
Assistant Coach // Homestead High School Men’s Swimming, 2007–2010