Gurl, Who Dis? 💁🏻‍♂️

My name is on the top left corner. I am a graduate of the MFA Graphic Design program from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Prior to that, I snatched my bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Cognitive Science from the Johns Hopkins University. It was a wild 7 years of drinking coffee at 2 am, sleeping in the library, moving pixels, trimming paper, and crying everywhere—but hell, I survived.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME

WAAHH SUUPPP, there you are! I have been expecting you. I hope you’re doing fabulously well. If not, why don’t you go and treat yourself to a glass of red wine? I am going to try to keep this short, but tend to ramble on and on—so feel free to stop reading at any point.

I am currently residing, working, and partying in San Francisco, CA. During the day, you can spot me chitchatting in meetings, sipping on hot tea, reading design blogs, or pretending to get shit done. At night, you can find me jamming to some EDM music on repeat, pushing pixels in Sketch/Figma, or fixing my rags in InDesign.

I have been studying and practicing design for about five 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 Institue College of Art, Sep 2013–May 2016

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

CURRENT LIFE CHOICES

Product Designer × OpenSpace
San Francisco, CA : Sep 2018–Present

Working with a product team to design new features and experiences for the OpenSpace platforms on desktop and mobile.

FABULOUS PAST EXPERIENCES

Designer × AKQA
San Francisco, CA : Feb 2018–Aug 2018
Worked on various client accounts to design print/digital assets, pitch presentations, and internal materials.

Freelance Product Designer × Pathgather
New York, NY : Feb 2018–Jul 2018
Working with the design lead to design the mobile platform and to reimagine the onboarding experience for the web product.

Designer × 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
Baltimore, MD : 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.

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 Communication & Exhibition Design 

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