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design philosophy Design is universal. It is what defines us, not as individuals, but as a group of people, as a society, as a culture. When we have a mutual respect for designs from around the world, we have a respect for the culture and people who created them. That respect will pave the way to a future in which we as humans are all connected, without the suppression of any individual society. This path will create experiences which provide joy and excitement into even the most simple parts of our lives.


curriculum vitae EDUCATION

EXPERIENCE

University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning

Munchkin Inc. Jun 2009 - Sep 2009 Jul 2010 - Sep 2010 Product Development Intern Designed and tested products, picked color swatches, communicated with oversees Engineers, and built models.

Cincinnati, OH Sep 2009-Jun 2014 B.S. Industrial Design Marketing Minor University Honors Program GPA: 3.9

AWARDS Dean’s List (all quarters) National Cheng Kung University Workshop Gold Design Award Cincinnatus Scholar Alumni Association Scholarship University Honors Travel Grant AP Scholar with Honor High School Science Achievement Award

SKILLS Sketching and Rendering Model Making Adobe Photoshop CS4 Adobe Illustrator CS4 Adobe InDesign CS4 Microsoft Office

ACTIVITIES DAAP Asian Extravaganza Design Student Jun 2010 - Jul 2010 Th r e e - w e e k H o n o r s P r o g r a m trip to Taiwan and China. Attended a design w o r k s h o p a t N C K U i n T a i nan and the World Expo in Shanghai. Marketing Research Project Researcher Jan 2010 - Present Worked with the Director of University Honors to create a model predicting where students would attend college. Interaction Design Association (IxDA) Founding President Mar 2010 - Present Founded one of the first student chapters of IxDA in the USA, promoting the field of Interaction Design by hosting speakers and design workshops. Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Junior Vice-President Mar 2010 - Present Assisted Junior President with planning and hosting events. DAAP Tribunal Sep 2009 - Present Representative Represented IDSA and IxDA in the Student Government of DAAP.


design foundations color, form, and space

This is the final project of the foundations year- the monolith. It represents the cumulation of ideas gained throughout the year, from creating visual interest via contrast to using repetition and axis changes to create tactile interest. The monolith is a form which has no top or bottom- instead it is something you should want to pick up and explore if you see it laying on a table.


These are studies in form, color, and composition. They represent many different design elements, including gestalt theory, repetition, rhythm, grid systems, golden proportions, transparencies, color schemes, complementary colors, analogous colors, grouping, tension, and figure ground relationships.


design foundations color, form, and space

This is the final project of the foundations year- the monolith. It represents the cumulation of ideas gained throughout the year, from creating visual interest via contrast to using repetition and axis changes to create tactile interest. The monolith is a form which has no top or bottom- instead it is something you should want to pick up and explore if you see it laying on a table.


These are studies in form, color, and composition. They represent many different design elements, including gestalt theory, repetition, rhythm, grid systems, golden proportions, transparencies, color schemes, complementary colors, analogous colors, grouping, tension, and figure ground relationships.


design foundations color, form, and space

This is the final project of the foundations year- the monolith. It represents the cumulation of ideas gained throughout the year, from creating visual interest via contrast to using repetition and axis changes to create tactile interest. The monolith is a form which has no top or bottom- instead it is something you should want to pick up and explore if you see it laying on a table.

One of the most interesting aspects of the monolith is the fact that it is made of a single piece of wood. After modeling it in clay, I cut the model into 15 equally tall slices with a wire. These slices have an axis on which they all line up to form my volume. By rotating the axis on the wood panel, I was able to achieve the striping effect, where every other stripe is the wood grain running in the opposite direction.


These are studies in form, color, and composition. They represent many different design elements, including gestalt theory, repetition, rhythm, grid systems, golden proportions, transparencies, color schemes, complementary colors, analogous colors, grouping, tension, and figure ground relationships.


design foundations color, form, and space

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1. A clay model is formed from roma plastiline medium clay. 2. Using a wire at the thickness of the wooden plank, the clay is cut into slices. An axis is drawn around the form to help ensure that the pieces can be reassembled. 3. The slices are laid out on graph paper, with the axis’ lined up with the grid. The slices are then traced onto the graph paper. 4. The graph paper slices are then laid out on a plank of wood, rotating every other axis to follow and go against the wood grain. 5. The slices are cut out on the band saw, glued together in parts, and left to sit overnight. 6. Once all the parts have been glued together, sandpaper is used to change the chunky blocks into a smooth form. Starting with 80 grit, work your way down to 1200 grit, and then use notebook paper. 7. Tung oil is buffed into monolith for the natural color to truly shine.

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