Design is not a straight line. I realize this. I kinda like this fact, and I think it can be an advantage in the end. I tend to think of formal, linear processes as a framework to work within (or around). There are typically several ways to approach a project, so it’s a matter of finding the best route to embark upon and not be afraid to turn back if things go south.
I like to make ‘beautiful, educated guesses’. By this I mean taking the knowledge and experience that I have, then mixing it with the collected knowledge from my team and client partners in order to make ‘beautiful, educated guesses’. Think of this like prototyping fast and prototyping early – the best way to learn, make progress, and innovate is to dive in and get wet without fear of failure.
Design is personal…but you can’t design in a vacuum. For this reason I make it a point to get outside and experience as much as possible. I spent my childhood moving around through cities in America and Europe. It is a mission of mine to continue to be mobile, live simply, and look forward. Seeing the world is as much of an education as anything else out there. Curiosity fuels the fire.
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|MANUAL DESIGN||COMPUTER DESIGN||OTHER HELPFUL SKILLS|
|Sketching & Marker Rendering||Adobe Creative Suite 6||Mac & PC Platforms|
|Prototype Fabrication, Testing & Refinement||Rhino & Alibre 3D||Project Management Systems|
|Design Strategy & Guidance||Keyshot Rendering||Inventory Management Systems|
|Group Facilitation||Basic Web Creation & Editing||Basic Video & Sound Editing|
Auburn University – Auburn, Alabama
Bachelor of Industrial Design, 2002
Domus Academy – Milan, Italy
Summer Course, Designing the Shopping Experience, 2013