Work Experience



FEIT
January 2016-Present
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.



NIKE
June-August 2015
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.



BRANDBLACK
August-December 2014
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.



SKECHERS PERFORMANCE
August-December 2014
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.



RANDA ACCESSORIES
January-May 2014
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
Summer 2013
Design Intern - Brooklyn, NY: I worked in the fabrication and assembly of high end residential furniture.


Education



UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
2012-2017
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design
School of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning Co-op class of 2017



Skills



Multi-disciplinary design, branding, optimism, tech packs, collaboration, research, product development, sourcing, yo-yoing (circa 2008), patterning, brand direction, marketing campaigns, social media, retail merchandising, digital rendering, buzzword, buzzword, buzzword




Tools



Decently wrinkly brain, Adobe suite, pen and paper, machine shop tools, 5’10” (can reach stuff others can’t sometimes), Shopify, Solidworks, Fusion 360, KeyShot, Microsoft Office, Keynote




Involvement



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
Mark