interaction designer + creative technologist

Resume

What’s he been up to?


Experience

Moment Design (Verizon Inc.) Interaction Design Fellow (June 2018- Aug 2018)

Worked with a team of interns and designers to develop a real-time navigation assistant using human-centered design methods for people with blindness or low-vision. Utilized conversational user interfaces, vibrational haptic feedback, and real-time data networks for granular navigation indoor and outdoors.

TerraCycle Inc. Senior Industrial Designer (Nov 2012-Aug 2017)

Industrial designer/product engineer. Upcycled and repurposed ‘waste’ materials into lighting, furniture, soft-goods, POP displays, and more. Experienced with material selection, sourcing vendors, creating tech sheets to keep track of production costs. Duties include making and testing prototypes, 3d modeling products for production, meeting with clients and approving manufacturing samples, and hiring and managing design interns.

New Jersey Institute of Technology   Adjunct Professor (Jan 2016- May 2017)

Teaching ID-341, Sustainable Materials and Processes. The course has students take a critical look at materials and processes in manufacturing, and evaluate alternatives based on research and experimentation. The course encompasses a range of approaches that enhance the value and intelligence of design as well as honing research, critical thinking, and presentation skills via lectures and discussion, in-class activities, research projects, film and field trips.

Uncharted Power   Freelance Industrial Designer (Dec 2014)

Developed concepts and prototypes for various lighting units to be used with the Pulse power-generating jump ropes.

Brooks Atwood Design   Lead Designer (July 2011-Oct 2011)

Lead Designer of the Esquire Lounge, for Esquire Magazine’s Ultimate Bachelor Pad 2011. Transformed a concept from an idea, to drawings and models, to a full scale installation in a Brooklyn mega-apartment.


Education

Master in Interaction Design
Domus Academy, Milan, Italy
Graduated 2018, Cum Laude
Graduation Class Speaker

Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design
New Jersey Institute of Technology, College of Architecture and Design
Graduated 2012
Dean’s List
NJIT School of Art+Design Director’s Scholarship


Skills

Digital
Adobe CC, Invision, Sketch, Principle, Marvel POP, Solidworks, Fusion 360, Keyshot, Arduino, Raspberry Pi

Physical
storyboarding, public speaking, design thinking, rapid prototyping, woodworking, metalworking, soft goods, photo/cinematography, sketching


Awards and Features

Finalist for 2019 Interaction Innovation Award, Student Category, Project: Thea

Shortlisted for 2019 IXDA Interaction Awards, Project: Thea

Published in Eco Lamps by Dopress Books

Starred in reality show, Human Resources

Featured work on Huffington Post, Pivot TV, Buzzfeed, Telemundo, Cool People Magazine