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I've been living in Portland, Oregon the past few years working for Nike after studying design at The University of Cincinnati, DAAP. I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and am lucky enough to be working remote spending time with family while distancing physically from the rest of the world. I hope you are healthy, safe, and happy. I'm still just a message away, so please get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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I've been living in Portland, Oregon the past few years working for Nike after studying design at The University of Cincinnati, DAAP. Currently I'm spending time in my hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio working remote, being with family, and helping out at Our Harvest Cooperative Farms. I'm still just a message away, so please get in touch, email@example.com.
Nike Portland, OR | Summer 2017 - present
Apparel designer in Women's Running. Summer 2017 internship in Advance Running Concepts.
Currently 'Sustainability Club' co-lead, working with a team on eliminating excess material waste, and brainstorming solutions for an environment first approach to innovation.
Portland Garment Factory Portland, OR | Fall 2016
Internship focused in client work, special projects, design development, art department, PGF brand identity
ByBorre Amsterdam, NL | Spring 2016
Internship in design, production, development, knit exploration, product experimentation, special projects
J. Crew New York, NY | Summer 2015
Summer Project Associate in Design as an assistant designer in Boy’s Crewcuts
Apiece Apart New York, NY | Fall 2014
Internship in design, production, development, market research, fabric, social media
Diane Von Furstenberg New York, NY | Spring 2014
Assistant to Artistic Director, sourcing, design, fittings, trend research, show prep, samples
University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Fashion Design, Class of 2017 Dean’s List 4.0
University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins
Fashion Design Womenswear
Visiting Student, Fall 2015
2019 | CorePower Yoga LLC certified
2017 | Distinction from The University of Cincinnati, DAAP Deans’ excellence in Fashion Design Product Strategy
Climate Colab Materials Matter Novelty Winner
2016 | Competition for MIT Media Lab and Nike to propose solutions on the environmental impact of materials
Martha Steinkamp Sherman Quasi-Endowment
2015 and 2016 | University of Cincinnati School of Design scholarship fund, dedication to learning and exploration
Analog skills in traditional apparel/fashion techniques and practices as well as design thinking methods and research, creative problem solving and openness to explore new ideas
Digital skills in Adobe, Miscrosoft, Mac OS, Windows OS, Keynote
This exercise was done as a form of active reflection to visual consumption. On media platforms like Instagram it's easy to like or save and continue the endless scroll, but how are these images that had significance to us in some way affecting us? I went through different platforms where I've saved content and found a theme. It could be anything and I think it would be helpful for many people to do this exercise or for even myself to do it again and focus on a completely different subject matter. I was mostly drawn to the original images for one particular item. I began cutting out these garments and putting them together creating outfits. While doing the simple photoshop acts it led me into thought on content ownership and originality. The original creators intent might be totally lost when assembled out of context, but is that actually the intent? If something is changed to a certain degree, when does it become original?
2018 was an interesting year for the development of my personal work and self. Being a designer at a corporate institution none of 'my' work will show for over a year and it doesn't have the same feelings of ownership to me in the way that my self prompted educational research does. Working a 'full-time' job is a balancing of adjusting and maintaining the personal fulfillment in the self, especially through means of creative growth. In some capacity. Less idealistic in reality. My growth professionally on manners of business and navigation through the corporate facility has reached new heights. Write me an email and I still may have an awkward internal conflict of 'we are multi-email-threads-deep and the problem is solved, does this rhetoric last comment from my coworker require a response at this point?' But regardless progress reviews with my boss tell me that I'm making the right decisions. It feels strange, but then again, I am learning to be respectful of time and that to learn anything takes time.
Something I've marginalized in my life has been homemaking. Or the domestic relationship with myself and the space I sleep and eat and spend the majority of my time when I am not at work or want to be alone. Basically, a physical space that I spend money to have. Throughout my education the homemaking tasks/chores/habits were on the bottom of my priority list. Since moving into a space with more permanence than I've felt in awhile it's sparked my interest in domestic experiences. The large majority of furnishings and accoutrements were sent out with me from family or collected through Craigslist with a small sprinkling of Ikea, but it's the arrangement and usage of these objects that has sparked and internal and external debate with myself. I probably use the term feng shui too liberally, but there is something about the arrangement of my space that makes me feel certain ways. I am constantly seeking a balance of how to set up and use my space to create a sense of contentment. Of course this is no where near the most fantastical dreams of what a space could be, it's more exciting to me at this point to utilize what I've got.
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Hand made Norris Lake, Tennessee red clay.
Digging red mud out from the shore of Norris Lake, a reservoir in Tennessee and working it into a cone 04 firing body. Step by step transforming the clay by soaking, mixing, sifting, drying, and kneading. Developing a concept for the final collection of pots to compliment the natural beauty of the clay paired with the hand built uniqueness.
Designed by myself and Danny Chambers. Developed by Natasha Dalal. Between skype conversations, email threads, and trello, Natasha worked with us to create a beautiful and comprehensive platform to share our work. The framework of this site is built to give the viewer an enjoyable experience while not being distracted by the site itself.
Prologue: Experiments in Amended Gyotaku
The PRESENT PERFECT TENSE is formed with a present tense form of "to have" plus the past participle of the verb (which can be either regular or irregular in form). This tense indicates either that an action was completed (finished or "perfected") at some point in the past or that the action extends to the present. The Present Perfect is used to indicate a link between the present and the past. The time of the action is before now but not specified, and we are often more interested in the result than in the action itself.
“old wisdom” Taking and appreciating elements of the past to gather an appreciation and enrich a genuine learning experience. Looking deeper into the heritage and authenticity of something in it’s entirety. A world we know so small in it’s totality can expand immensely with the breadth of knowledge that lies beneath every experience, tradition, being, and moment in time.
Gyotaku is a traditional method of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-1800s. Originally used by fisherman to document their catch has since become a traditional art form. Painting the fish with Sumi Ink and placing Rice Paper over the fish to imprint the textures and shape of the fish.