WHO’S THIS GUY?
My name is on the top left corner. I am a graduate of the Graphic Design MFA program from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Before that, I snatched my bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the Johns Hopkins University. It was a crazy 7 years of studying, designing and some crying—but I survived.
What’s up, there you are! I have been expecting you. I hope you are doing fabulously well. If not, why don’t you go and treat yourself to a glass of wine? I am going to try to keep this short, but I have a tendency to ramble on and on—so feel free to stop reading at any point.
I am currently living and working in San Francisco, CA. During the daytime, you may spot me chitchatting in meetings, sipping on tea, reading design blogs, or pretending to get things done. At night, you can find me jamming to some EDM song on repeat, pushing pixels in Sketch, or fixing my rags in InDesign.
I have been studying and practicing design for about four years now. Yet, I don’t consider myself an expert in anything because there is just so much more to learn and explore. Currently, I am interested in designing and prototyping digital products, working with big and small data, transforming content from 3D to 2D (and vice versa), and examining the social and cultural impacts of social media and digital communication.
I honestly still don’t know what I’m doing with my life, but I am excited to see where design will take me next.
Design Intern → Freelancer × Studio Rodrigo
New York NY, Jun 2017–Jan 2018
Collaborated with designers and developers to research, ideate, design and prototype digital experiences for various start-ups.
George Bunting Teaching Fellow in Graphic Design × MICA
Maryland Institute College of Art, Sep 2016–May 2017
Taught Product Design & Prototyping and worked with the seniors on their degree projects. Also taught Type and Design Seminar in Fall 2016.
Design Fellow × The Wassaic Project
Wassaic NY, Feb 2016–Sep 2016
Worked directly with the Design Director to create the visual identity and ephemera for the Summer 2016 season.
NEA Designer-in-Residence × FiftyThree, Inc.
New York NY, Jun 2016–Aug 2016
Collaborated with engineers/designers on prototyping product refinements, and designed various marketing and brand materials.
Visual Design Intern × Code and Theory
New York NY, Jun 2015–Aug 2015
Assisted with visual design teams to redesign the existing World Wrestling Entertainment and Motel 6 websites for desktop, tablet, and mobile.
Curatorial Practice Designer-in-Residence × MICA
Baltimore MD, Nov 2014–Apr 2015
Collaborated with another designer to develop and design visual identities for the 2015 Curatorial Practice thesis exhibitions.
Student Design YGAward—Silver Medal
Flux Student Design Competition
Communication Arts Typography Annual 6—Student Work
SPD-U Spotlight Gold Medalist
Communication Arts Design Annual 56—Student Work
2015 ADAA Semifinalist—Print Communications & Exhibition Design
PRINT Typography & Lettering Award—Honorable Mention
2014 ADAA Semifinalist—Print Communications & Packaging Design