Owner-Employee - Pittsburgh, PA: Alm Projects is a cooperative studio I started with my friend and collaborator Danny Chambers. We design brands and products relative to their impact on our planet and its inhabitants.
January 2016-January 2020
Assistant Designer - New York, NY: Since starting work with FEIT, I have collaborated with Tull Price, founder and head designer, to conceptualize, design, source, and develop the company’s complete product range. I have also had a large role in branding, creative direction, photography, marketing, and merchandising. Additionally, I have had the opportunity to collaborate with really cool companies like BDDW and Toogood. I have also been given the opportunity to travel to footwear and bag factories as well as material shows for product development. Working at a small company like FEIT has allowed me to have a major influence on how the company operates and what it’s goals are going forward even as a young designer.
Footwear Design Intern - Beaverton, OR: My high school dream job. I designed footwear for Nike Sportswear with the Special Projects, Innovation, Elements, Running, and Global Football divisions. I learned how to sample a shoe with my own two hands and helped out on a number of products now out on the market.
Freelance Footwear Designer - Los Angeles, CA: I worked designing lifestyle-influenced performance footwear as well as various logos, colorways, and renders for the then young brand.
Footwear Design Intern - Manhattan Beach, CA: My first foray into footwear; I learned the process of designing a shoe from conceptualization to production. I designed a performance golf shoe, the tooling for a work shoe, and multiple colorways that released worldwide.
Design Intern - Chicago, IL: I designed leather accessories for companies such as Levi’s, Zara, Columbia, Dickies, Target, Gap, and Banana Republic and worked on a lot of trend research and analysis.
WALTER P. SAUER
Design Intern - Brooklyn, NY: I worked in the fabrication and assembly of high end residential furniture.
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
School of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning Co-op class of 2017
Product design, brand identity, sustainable strategy, creative direction, optimism, tech packs, collaboration, product development, sourcing, yo-yoing (circa 2008), web design, campaign design, retail merchandising, patterning, digital rendering
Decently wrinkly brain, Adobe suite, pen and paper, Webflow, 5’10” (can reach stuff others can’t sometimes), Shopify, Solidworks, Fusion 360, KeyShot, Microsoft Office, Keynote
Design in Mind participant, FEIT Bowery Shoe Drive coordinator, First Friends NJ volunteer designer, DAAP Sneaker Camp teacher’s assistant, IDSA participant, Findlay Market urban farm volunteer, Achieve tutor