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.

A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT ME

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 New York, NY. 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.

EDUCATION & STUDENT LOANS

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate & Master of Fine Arts, Graphic Design
Maryland Institute College of Art, Sep 2013–May 2016

Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science & Cognitive Science
Johns Hopkins University, Sep 2009–May 2013

CURRENT LIFE CHOICES

Studio Rodrigo Design Intern → Freelancer
New York NY, June 2017–Present

Collaborating with designers to research, ideate, design and prototype digital experiences for various brands.

FABULOUS PAST EXPERIENCES

George Bunting Teaching Fellow in Graphic Design
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.

The Wassaic Project Design Fellow
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 at FiftyThree, Inc.
New York NY, Jun 2016–Aug 2016

Collaborated with engineers/designers on prototyping product refinements, and designed various marketing and brand materials.

Code and Theory Visual Design Intern
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
Baltimore MD, Nov 2014–Apr 2015

Collaborated with another designer to develop and design visual identities for the 2015 Curatorial Practice thesis exhibitions.

Jensen Design Studio Intern
Baltimore MD, Jun 2014–Aug 2014

Worked in-house on a variety of web, branding and publication projects for different universities and independent schools.

A FEW HUMBLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2016
Student Design YGAward—Silver Medal

Flux Student Design Competition

2015
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 

2014
PRINT Typography & Lettering Award—Honorable Mention
2014 ADAA Semifinalist—Print Communications & Packaging Design