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HILLTOP HOUSE


The “Over The Rhineâ€? area of Cincinnat undergoing a recent facelift. The steep design; however, the environment help entrance in the rear and a ground leve that the home would have to be taller t and the northeasterly-facing front façad Cohesively integrating the separate spa

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HILLTOP HOUSE

ti, long considered not the most attractive place to live, has been p slope of the topography increased the challenging nature of the ped shape the design, which included a basement office/studio el entrance in the front. The extreme grade change also meant than the adjacent buildings so as not to obstruct the home’s views de dictated both height, and light, were paramount in the design. aces was crucial to creating a pleasant multi-generational home.


HILLTOP HOUSE


HAND RENDERING

The majority of my de-

sign work is done on the computer, working primarily in Revit and Photoshop,

although

there is no replace-

ment for hand drawing and painting. A hybrid of computer and hand renderings

are

the

impressive.

most

often


HUT HIDE-A-WAY


Designing a secret place to relax, reflect, and work became a project of understanding and defining of what I find aesthetically pleasing. Every inch of this hidden retreat, from the cozy nooks to usage of day lighting, is a reflection of my personal style. Having the structure off-the-grid gave me the chance to utilize my knowledge of sustainable tactics, products, and resources. I created this refuge to both be an extension of myself and the environment.


HUT HIDE-A-WAY


HUT HIDE-A-WAY


D O N ’ T

P I C K

Y O U R

N O


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P I C K

SUMMER BUSINESS INSTITUTE

S E

O U R S !

While a student at Miami University, I completed a Thematic Sequence in Business while traveling to London and Paris, which provided the opportunity to broaden my horizons beyond traditional Marketing and Advertising. Working in teams, we researched Kimberly-Clark and, based on our findings, we created a new tissue brand, developed a marketing campaign targeted at a specific audience, and pitched the new product. The research indicated one niche of the tissue market was underserved; the children’s market. We created a brand targeting this market that was functional and fun by giving the secondary packaging some character, as well as making the packaging interactive. For example, a child could personalize the box with stickers and tissues were dispensed from the “nose” of the box. In the end, the “Boogie Be-Gone” was a huge hit and proved that it is “snot your average tissue.”


SHAWNEE PAVILIONS


The Shawnee Pavilions are a c

project designed to help e and inform the visitors about

tion. The Shawnee Indians we

people to give significance t

they placed their sacred mo

top terrain. Today, Shawnee

haven to hikers and bird watc

trees and meandering paths do not do the landscape people off the ground would

Ohio River vistas, the bird wa

to be closer to their specim

one else a better view of the Mounds. The Pavilions, with

materials, create enough co

esting while their transparenc

do not detract from the natu

Overall, the Pavilions would p

enhanced site experience fo


emphasize, utilize, this historic loca-

ere the first known

to the area when

ounds on this hill-

e Lookout Park is a

chers. The dense

s, while pleasant, justice. Elevating give hikers better

atchers a chance

mens, and every-

e Shawnee Indian their man-made

ontrast to be inter-

cy and minimalism

ural environment.

provide for a more

or today’s visitors.

SHAWNEE PAVILIONS

conceptual based


SHAWNEE PAVILIONS


In the summer of 2009, I participated in a traveling studio through Italy gaining great appreciation for the culture, history, art, and graphic media. We drew and painted in different styles every day and created maps of our journeys of the larger cities in which we stayed. It reaffirmed my interests in graphics.


MOBILE ITALY


CLIFTON RESIDENCE


Houses in newer suburbs can lack a certain amount of individuality.

My goal was to create a multi-generational home with all the

warmth and practicality of a suburban house, but with the purposeful planning and eye-catching individuality of a home designed personally for a family. In doing this, the center of the home quickly became a pivotal part of the design.

This division helped

create centralization to the home with both circulation and light.


CLIFTON RESIDENCE


CLIFTON RESIDENCE


I continually sharpen my design and client interaction skills by making business c

and retouching logos, and creating bridal shower gifts. My artistic abilities have g

ties to assist others as well as advance my skills and abilities in the realm of grap


given me many opportuni-

phic design and branding.

B R A N D I N G

cards and flyers, designing


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PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography and travel seem to go hand-in-hand and I have gained a great appreciation for both. Being able to travel, domestically and abroad, has been rewarding and inspiring. I have gotten to go to Chicago, London, Paris, and numerous cities in Italy. Being able to capture moments and memories allows me to continue to draw inspiration from these places, and to provide me with more opportunities to hone my Photoshopping skills.


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