By the time I graduated from the University of Cincinnati's DAAP program with a Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Design, I had gained a year and a half of professional design experience. As part of UC's Cooperative Learning program, I had worked at a sign company in Columbus, Ohio, a footwear design startup in New York City, an architectural firm in Milan, Italy and a product design consultancy in Hamburg, Germany by commencement in 2003.
After moving to New York, I worked as a product designer specializing in footwear, bag and accessory design. During this time I designed for a number of companies including Kenneth Cole Productions and Coach. Upon returning home to Columbus, Ohio I began work on my masters degree. In 2012 I received my Masters of Fine Art from the Columbus College of Art & Design as a member of its inaugural class.
Today I live and work in Columbus as a multidisciplinary artist and design consultant.
I am a cofounder of French Leave Collective and an active member of the Ohio Art League.