Because I started my education studying graphic design, my addition of industrial design my junior year was aided by my extensive knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite programs, design research methods and my experience with sketching. For all of my industrial design projects, I take branding, presentation design and user-research into deep consideration. I am proficient in the use of Solidworks, Keyshot, a lasercutter, CNC router and shop tools.
During this time I was also simultaneously taking 3D digital production courses to further my understanding of design and 3D form created in a 2D space through programs such as Maya and Mudbox.
My internships gave me a mixed background and understanding of design as they ranged from packaging design, traditional industrial design, engineering and research of medical devices, branding and motion graphics and animation. My knowledge of these fields has helped me lead various team projects composed of a diverse group of skill sets and backgrounds.
I spent the first two and half years at Notre Dame strictly studying Graphic Design before considering picking up Industrial Design. During that time I developed a proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud programs. Through on classes, campus design jobs, leadership positions and internships I gained experience with layout design, deck-pitch presentation design, digital and print-press poster design, package design, design-research and methods, typography and model design. Click through the highlighted projects below.
Throughout two semesters at Notre Dame, I took an intro and advanced course on 3D Digital Production, covering Maya and Mudbox to model, animate and rig from video. I also have experience using After Effects, Flash Animation and creating stop-motion animation to create 2D animations. I enjoyed the detail-oriented projects during modeling that allowed me to explore character development. This course helped me further understand a 3D form in a 2D space.
In the summer of 2015, I had an internship at Digital Kitchen, a creative digital agency whose focus on experience design, branding and motion graphics gave me great exposure to the use of 3D digital production and animation in the actual field. It was this internship that inspired me to take further courses during my time at the University of Notre Dame.
I will be taking a motion graphics course in the spring semester 2017 at the University of Notre Dame.
Since a young age I've been interested in creating stories through movement. In elementary school I used an old cam-corder to create stop motion films of my toys moving around my room. When studying graphic design at the University of Notre Dame I used programs such as Flash, After Effects and iMovie to animate infographics and telling a story more efficiently. From taking theater and film classes since childhood, I have a good understanding of timing, placement and dialogue which translates well into my design animation and motion graphics.
Once I started Industrial Design and 3D Digital Production, I used the skills and knowledge I acquired to transition into the use of programs such Maya, Solidworks, Keyshot and Mudbox. For every animation, I create a storyboard to touch on the most important actions throughout the piece.
Alongside design, I have an interest in fine arts. The following are a collection of images that I have done as a student in high school as well as at the University of Notre Dame,