I am a designer who has spent time studying Industrial Design, Sustainability and Urban Development in South Africa. I spent two years at Savannah College of Art and Design studying Industrial Design developing my love of innovation and creativity, specifically within concept ideation and prototyping. SCAD also provided me with a unique opportunity to explore my interests in design with state of the art facilities. After two years of attending SCAD I decided to transfer to Keene State College to study Sustainability and Product Design. Keene put a bigger focus on manufacturing processes and a more conscientious understanding of the impact of design, which spoke to more of my goals as a designer.
Since graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science from Keene State College, I have shifted my focus to graphic design and marketing. I have worked as Director and head of Design and Marketing at CYNTHIA-REEVES gallery. I was instrumental in the re-branding of the gallery which included a complete website overhaul, updated print and digital promotional materials, and introducing a new social media strategy.
As Director I created and implementation a project space at the gallery’s presence on the campus of MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The program aimed to create a space that provided a dynamic exchange between art-making and the community. Dialogue and interaction between visitors was a hallmark of this new initiative. Artists created work on-site while visitors flowed in and out of the space. The interaction between the artist and visitors created opportunities for exchanges of ideas and exposure to the art-making process.
I am currently in process of being accepted into the Peace Corps. I am preparing to leave March 2019 to work in the field of sustainable agriculture and aqua farming in Zambia for two years.