California College of the Arts 05.2012
San Francisco, CA
MFA Design

Carnegie Mellon University 05.2007
Pittsburgh, PA
BFA Industrial Design with honors
BA Social and Cultural History
Communication Design Concentration

University of New South Wales 07-11.2005
Sydney, Australia
Faculty of the Built Environment
College of Fine Arts


CMU University Honors
CMU CFA Dean’s List
Phi Alpha Theta Honor Society
IDSA Student Member


Drawing and Visualization, Illustration
3D Modeling/Prototyping/Wood
Adobe CS6 Suite
Adobe AfterEffects
Adobe Flash
MS Office

Conversational Mandarin Chinese, Italian, French

EXPERIENCE Design Associate/Print Quality Specialist 07.2012-current
Designing and customization of printed products for Minted crowd-sourced design. Print Quality involves direct interaction with customers, designers, support, and printers to solve quality and experience issues.

Drink Me Magazine: Assistant Designer 03-08.2009
Designer for a newly-launched lifestyle magazine. Developed layout and identity with fellow designers and co-founders.

Clutch Couture: Graphic Designer 11.2008-07.2009
Identity, brand, and design consulting, for a start-up high-end jean company. Also designed and built website.

Designworks, San Jose, CA: Contract Designer/Graphic Design Intern 02-08.2008
Responsible for varied collaborative projects on web, print, and informational marketing campaigns for a graphic design and marketing firm.

CMU ECE Department: Graphic Designer 06-09.2007
Designed print work such as department promotional material to identity design for faculty projects, etc.

Solar Decathlon 2007/CMU College of Fine Arts 01-10.2007
Participated in a multi-disciplinary group of students during spring semester. Continued as an official member of the team throughout the competition, focusing on research and design of the kitchen with respect to usability, green practices, and the innovative use of solar energy. Managed construction and outfitting of bathroom and kitchen.


Come Together|CCA Graduate Design Thesis Show Spring 2012
Part of the team that designed the theme and identity of our thesis exhibition from head-to-toe. I worked closest on the conceptual and physical pathfinding system that led through each project, illustrating how our projects were both individual and connected.

Freelance Print Designer current
Design and screenprint original, custom printed material for weddings and like-events.

CMU School of Design: 3D Lab Supervisor 08.2006-08.2007
Oversaw and maintained design/wood shop afterhours.

CMU Lunar Gala: Design Coordinator and Designer 2004, 2005, 2007
Responsibilities as Design Coordinator required direction and management of participants, ideating theme, and organization of production as a member of the executive board of a student-run fashion show, also the largest student-run event on campus. Designed and constructed original and conceptual collections of outfits as a designer.