I am an interdisciplinary design researcher driven by a passion for social change through human centred design.
I am an award-winning Innovation Design Engineer who specializes in break-through concepts. With a keen leaning towards social impact design, I lead the development of accessible products and design solutions for all. I have entrepreneurial vision and start-up experience.
I have MA Innovation Design Engineering and MSc Innovation Design Engineering – both with Merit.
Before transitioning to design engineering, I worked as an educator and artist for over seven years. My artwork has been displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and was featured in the New York Times' Art and Design Section. I was also a guest on an episode of Project Runway.
I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Maryland Institute College of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture, with a minor in Art History and a Concentration in Sustainable and Social Practices.
Mapping systems, and finding leverage points using the following methods: research, ideation, prototypes, enterprise thinking and workshops.
Interviewing a variety of stakeholders, creating and maintaining partnerships, conducting field research and surveys. Creating bespoke tools to explore user needs. Synthesizing actionable insights and themes. Conducting literature reviews and experiments to prototype interventions.
Sketching, mind mapping, work shops, design sprints, journey mapping, storyboarding, HMW (how might we), role playing, to find user or service needs.
I have worked as a sculptor and artist assistant giving me a wide range of prototyping skills, including 3d crafts such as woodworking. I have digital production tools including UI mock ups to use for rapid prototyping, and user testing. Working with a team to manage and create digital assets for projects.
I am a design entrepreneur, winning grants awarded from Innovate UK, Imperial Enterprise Lab, and Engineers in Business Award, for innovation, presentation, and business value propositions.
As a teacher for more than 7 years, I am adept at speaking to a diverse groups in a engaging and comprehendible manor.
I am continually honing and expanding my skills!
Adobe Premier Pro
Keynote/Power point/Google Slides
Ideation & Brain Storming
User Journey Maps
Qualitative Data Analysis
Bespoke Tools for the project
Design Thinking (Double Diamond)
Documentary film making
Business Model Canvas
Business Road Map
Business Pitch Decks