Adjunct Instructor - Carnegie Mellon School of Design 

Pittsburgh, PA

Summer 2012 Industrial Design Fundamentals (pre-college)
Summer 2013 Industrial Design Fundamentals (pre-college)
Summer 2014 Industrial Design Fundamentals (pre-college)
Fall 2015 Senior Studio - Play Lab (undergraduate)
Spring 2016 Bio Design Challenge (undergraduate)
Fall 2018 Interaction Design Lab (masters)
Spring 2019 Product Design Fundamentals (non-majors)

Freelance designer

January 2014 - Present

Clients include Deeplocal, MET Laboratories, Carnegie Mellon University and Virginia Tech University. Projects are confidential, references available upon request. 


Experience designer - The Franklin Institute 

April 2016 - October 2017  //  Philadelphia PA

As an experience designer at the Franklin Institute I conceptualize and prototype interactive experiences that inspire a passion for learning about science and technology. 

Co-Founder - Project Aura LLC

January 2011 - January 2015  //  Pittsburgh PA

Co-founder of a hardware startup designing and developing a bicycle lighting system. It illuminates the wheels of your bicycle, increases your visual presence on the roadway and better communicates to drivers your presence and behavior.

Artist in Residence - Mattress Factory 

February 2015 - May 2015  //  Pittsburgh PA

Designed and fabricated the exhibit "Living Things" in collaboration with Jacob Douenias, which consists of three vignettes of a home environment that actively cultivate spirulina algae. It explores a near future where humans live symbiotically with these beneficial microorganisms. 


Fortnight Intern - IDEO

December 2015  //  Chicago IL

I was invited to come to IDEO's Chicago office for a two week residency internship called Fortnight. I was given free reign to research or design anything for those two weeks, utilizing the resources at IDEO.


3D Lab Monitor - Carnegie Mellon University 

September 2012 - May 2013  //  Pittsburgh PA

Shop monitor for the School of Design 3D shop.  It was my job to organize the shop and maintain the equipment, and make sure students left the shop with the same number of fingers they brought - 100% success rate. 


Teaching Assistant - Carnegie Mellon University 

January 2013 - May 2013  //  Pittsburgh PA

I TA'd the course Experimental Form for professor Mark Baskinger. I assisted with in class workshops and evaluations and met with students outside of class to critique and help them with their self guided projects.


Industrial Design Intern - ECCO Design 

June 2011 - August 2011  //  New York NY

As an intern at ECCO design I assisted in all stages of product development such as ideation, sketching, and physical and digital prototyping.


Industrial Design Intern - Direct Dimensions 

June 2010 - August 2010  //  Baltimore MD

Worked with a team developing a full color 3d facial scanning platform.  I worked on a number of features, but my main role was the development of the lighting configuration for the cameras.






Carnegie Mellon University

BFA Industrial Design - 2013

Graduated with honors  //  Dean's List 2011, 2012, 2013


Eindhoven University of Technology

Fall 2011 - Semester abroad 





Core77 'Object Culture' conference panelist  //  2014

Participated in the panel 'Cult Of Bike'


Alva Fellowship  //  99u, GE and Adobe - 2013

15k grant to an innovator under 30 - Project Aura 


Business Bout  //  Thrill Mill accelerator - 2013

25k entrepreneurship grant - Project Aura 


IDSA Student Merit Award  //  2013

Presented my work at the regional conference in Cleveland


Core77 Design award  //  Transportation category -2011

Recognition of Project Aura 


SURG Grant - Carnegie Mellon University - 2011 & 2012

Research grant to develop Project Aura