I was born and raised in Washington D.C. I am
now studying, working, and breathing in Chicago,
IL. I’m pursuing two degrees, in both Industrial
Design and Graphic Design, at the University of
Illinois at Chicago.
I love riding and working on bikes, problem solving, making things with my hands, and excellent coffee.
I’m thrilled to have found out about industrial design because it combines my interest in applied aesthetics, my fascination in exploring materials and making cool stuff, and my desire to use creative thinking to make the world a better place.
I see design as being more than a way to make something look nice, or to make it more efficient in a specific manner. Instead, I believe design is a creative way of thinking, or a thought process that can be utilized to solve any given problem. Of course, form and function have everything to do with designing, however, I see them as the means, and not the end of the designer’s task.
I am currently in a period of focusing on improving my technical abilities and expanding the scope of my design philosophies. One day I hope to use design thinking to explore solutions to global humanitarian problems, primarily addressing our excessive trash production, exploring alternative energy opportunities, and improving the spread of accurate unbiased information.
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