I have a passion for traditional craft, material exploration, and expertise in a variety of unique materials and processes. I like to keep myself busy in as many different aspects of products as possible; from design and research, to prototyping, production, sales, and promotion.
Bachelor of Industrial Design: Emily Carr University April 2014
– Story Creation – Prototyping and Modelmaking – Market Research – Material Research – Soft Goods – 3D & 2D Rendering
– Leatherwork – User Experience – Ideation and development – 3D Printing, CNC, Lasercutter – Patterning – Detail-centric design
Software: Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Solidworks, Keyshot, Rhino, Arduino, Processing
MakerLabs/Lasercutter Cafe – Shop Technician, Designer, Maker Vancouver, BC : Apr. 2014 – Present
- Addressing any walk-in customers and jobs, giving tours, doing daily jobs (lasercutting, woodworking, CNC, Painting, general “making”)
- Assess design + production of any jobs coming in; provide quotes, the best way to make it, and how to “Do it Yourself.”
- Act as a technician for all machines + tools. Watch for safety and assistance opportunities when customers are using the tools.
Hand and Sew Leather Goods – Owner +Maker Vancouver, BC : Nov. 2012 – Present
- Personal hobby and small business creating and selling Leather goods and accessories.
- Over 250 sales, hundreds of followers, and many satisfied customers.
- All goods are entirely handmade without machinery by myself from start to finish.
Palmer and Sons Leather – Apprenticeship Vancouver, BC : Feb 2013 – Nov. 2013
- Leather and Woodworking Apprenticeship. Creating high-end leather goods.
- Learning about Leather, wood, construction, design, pricing, business models, IP and business practices, and customer service.
Emily Carr University – Research Assistant Vancouver, BC : Mar 2013 – Dec 2013
- Working with Prof. Helene Day Fraser on CloTHING as Conversation project, researching textile and human form relationships. Looking at how specific clothing can change and influence social interaction.
- Working with Prof. Christian Blyt to bring his wall-mounted acoustic tiles (Corelam Click) to market. Doing market research in production materials and factories for certain key components.
Valley Fashions– Junior Graphic Designer Winnipeg, MB : May 2011 – Sept. 2011