MORE ABOUT ME.
I was born and raised in Los Angeles before moving across the country to study graphic design and finance at Syracuse University. Yes, it’s cold. No, I don’t know why I did that to myself. Graphic Design USA named me a 2018 Student to Watch.
Most recently, I worked at Amazon as a design intern on the Alexa Shopping team. I helped launch the marketing for a new experience: shopping Whole Foods with Alexa.
When I’m not hanging out at The Daily Orange, you can catch me working on my Fear Factor audition tape (it’s going great, thanks for asking) or assembling a charcuterie board.
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DESIGN INTERN AMAZON, ALEXA SHOPPING
Seattle, WA • May 2018–Aug. 2018
Developed creative marketing campaign including ads, emails, landing pages and motion graphics for launch of Whole Foods & Alexa Shopping experience • Lead brand and UI audit • Drafted Alexa Shopping brand guidelines • Incorporated revised brand identity into exploratory art direction and marketing study • Reimagined Alexa’s presence in transaction emails • Assisted with voice user interface pattern revisions
DIGITAL EDITOR THE DAILY ORANGE
Syracuse, NY • May 2017–May 2018
Lead launch of The D.O.’s first Snapchat Publisher story, managing a 6-person team of designers and animators creating 12 concepts weekly • Directed 13-person staff to expand digital engagement strategy for website averaging 75,000 weekly clicks • Spearheaded digital design and development projects including launch of didsyracusewin.com • Incubated first science podcast series
CREATIVE DIRECTOR BAKED MAGAZINE
Syracuse, NY • Jan. 2017–May 2018
Managed staff of 10 designers, photographers and illustrators to produce nationally-awarded food magazine twice annually • Headed identity and editorial redesign • Established first template and style guide • Art directed photo shoots and illustrations
MOTION DESIGN INTERN U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Virtual • Aug. 2017–Dec. 2017
Wrote, storyboarded, designed and animated social media content for the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs • Concepted and created International Education Week explainer, which received upwards of 30,000 views on social • Selected video clips, designed and animated annual end-of-year round-up video for the Bureau
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN WILLA CREATIVE AGENCY
Los Angeles, CA • May 2017–Aug. 2017
Headed logo redesign for emerging software company • Developed mood boards and logo concepts for wellness brand • Curated and designed weekly Instagram content for cosmetics brand growing followers by 10 percent • Produced print assets including lookbooks and decks for fashion and interior design labels
GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN BLEND.
Los Angeles, CA • May 2017–Aug. 2017
Supported UI/UX app design alongside senior designers by creating pattern libraries and illustrations • Designed scalable email newsletter templates
INNOVATION DESIGN INTERN CITY OF SYRACUSE, OFFICE OF INNOVATION
Syracuse, NY • Jan. 2017–May 2017
Implemented design thinking methods to solve City Hall’s internal inefficiencies • Collected qualitative and quantitative data through interviews and data studies • Developed data visualizations and presentation deck saving the city $10,000 annually • Wrote and designed playbook to establish internal research practices
Syracuse, NY • May 2019
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Martin J. Whitman School of Management
B.S. Graphic Design & Finance
Dean's list, all semesters
Student to Watch 2018
Graphic Design USA
Student Travel Grant Recipient 2018
Society for News Foundation
1st Place, Photo Story Design
MSU SND 2018
Honorable Mention, Special Section with Clare Ramirez
MSU SND 2017
3rd Place, Special Section with Chloe Meister
MSU SND 2016