As a graduate of the Industrial Design program at RISD, with a minor in Social Sciences, I have a unique perspective on design and technology. My current role as a Senior Creative Technologist at Tellart allows me to combine my design and technical skills to create novel user experiences and implement clients' visions.
In my work at Tellart, I strive to bridge the gap between design and technology. As a designer, I conduct research and develop user experience concepts, while also considering their technical feasibility. As a technologist, I have expertise in both hardware and software development, and I work to ensure that our team follows best practices in these areas.
Outside of work, I am passionate about jigs - the fundamental tools that support and guide the creation of products and habits. Whether they are hardware-based, digital, or social, I believe that careful planning and attention to detail are key to creating effective jigs. It is this focus on the underlying foundations that sets my work apart.
Rhode Island School of Desig, Class of 2013
Bachelor in Industrial Design with a minor in Social Science.
AWARDS & EXHIBITIONS
Research grant Stimuleringsfonds, Amsterdam, Fall 2020
Collaborated on “Human-Plant Communication,” an interdisciplinary project focused on climate change solutions through a relational shift between humans and more than human world.
National Award in Interaction Design, 2016
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
UX Award 2017
Museum of the Future - Climate Change Reimagined
Fairground, St Petersbuf Florida, Fall 2020
Created “CAT5”, an immersive intallation in collaborating with Sabrina Verhage.
Processing Community Day, Amsterdam, Spring 2019
“Please Will You Draw Me a Sheep” - Collaborated with Bjørn Karmann and Sabrina Verhage on an interactive installation. The project invited passers-by to contribute to a community-created animation, resulting in a piece crafted by many hands at the end of the day
Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish, and basic Dutch (A1)
Computer Modeling: Rhino; grasshopper. Solidworks. Fusion 360
Material Fabrication: Expertise in metal and wood fabrication.
Adobe Creative Suite: Photo, video editing. Graphic layout. Wireframing
Apparel: Pattern Making and Tailoring.
Coding: 10 years of experience in creative programming, spanning web technologies, DIY hacking, automation scripting, generative art, and creative applications of ML
Van Gogh Museum Amsterdam
California Academy of Scient
Prime Ministere's Office, UAE
Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation (SHF)
The Department of Culture & Tourism, Saudi Arabia
Tellart, Senior Technologist and Designer - Fall 2013 - Current
Spearheaded the integration of design and technology, focusing on novel user experiences validated through technical expertise.
Led various projects, including technology pitches for the Van Gogh Museum and design initiatives for Vista Equity Partners.
Conducted strategic workshops for UTC business units like Otis Elevator, Marriof, Carrier, and Pratt & Whitney, fostering product innovation.
Championed company-wide improvements in design practices.
Guest Lecturer, Amsterdam2022-2023
Conducted Touchdesigner workshops and served as a guest critic for the Minor Immersive Environments Program at Amsterdam University of Applied Science
Hack Your Future, Amsterdam Spring 2017
Taught web development to refugees, focusing on Node.js and MySQL, to aid in their employment search
Beacon Charter High school for the Arts, Providence RI Fall 2015
Led an after-school program on creative programming and internet fundamentals for high school students.
Apparel User Interface, Thesis project Spring 2013
In this speculative research project, Shireen Patel and I investigated the future of how we might interact with our digital life. Imagining ways in which we our.