Education

Master of Science in Textile Design_ August 2013- May 2016 _ Philadelphia University

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design_ Valedictorian_ October 2006 - December 2009 _ The Art Institute of Philadelphia                                                                                         


Experience

Materials Designer_ May 2017- Present: Adidas

 

Jacquard Tutor_ August 2015- May 2016: Philadelphia University

Working with both undergraduate and graduate students, on a technical level, to create their jacquard collections and properly input the weave data into the EAT software.

 

Lab Assistant: Digital Textile & Surface Imaging_ August 2015- May 2016: Philadelphia University

Assisting students to digitally print their designs on a variety of substrates including cotton, wool, silk, polyester, acrylic, vinyl, ceramic tile and wood.

 

Graduate Assistant_ August 2013- May 2015: Philadelphia University

For my graduate assistantship at Philadelphia University I working in the Grundy Lab, testing the performance of a variety of textiles. These tests included, but were not limited to, colorfastness to laundering, colorfastness to light, wyzenbeck, grab break, and tongue tear.

 

Interior Designer_ January 2013- August 2013: Granum A/I_ April 2010- December 2012: KlingStubbins (Jacobs Engineering)

As an interior designer I worked on many large corporate office spaces. During this time I juggled many projects which allowed me to work with a diverse group of designers, architects and engineers, improving my ability to work in a team, while also honing my time management skills.


Collaborations_ Exhibitions

TALENT!, New York Textile Month_ Govenors Island_ Exhibited thesis collection, September 2016

Amber Bowden_ Fashion Designer_ Philadelphia University_ We received an award for 'Collaborative Textile Design for Womenswear' at the Philadelphia University Fashion Show, May 2015

Dana Jackson_ Fashion Designer_ Philadelphia University_ Featured at NYFW Emerging Designers runway show, February 2015

 

 

 


Special Courses

*iMBA Market Research_ Collaborative Project Aalto University_ Helsinki Finland_Fall 2015 & Spring 2016                      

*Chinese Traditional Costume_ Donghua University_ Shanghai, PR China_ Summer 2015       

iMBA New Product Development_ Industry sponsored, collaborative project with PhilaU students_ Spring 2015       

*West African Textile Course_ Dakar, Senegal_ Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso_ Spring 2014 

* indicated study abroad opportunity


Volunteer

Design Mentor_ DT Philly_ October 2015- January 2017

Reiki Practitioner_Voorhees Animal Orphanage_ April 2017


Skills

EAT & Weave Point Software

Handweaving, Knitting, Painting

Photoshop & Illustrator

Market Research

Design Thinking

Teamwork & Collaboration

Sketchbook Research & Development