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Experience


Sidewalk Labs

Product Designer, Flow

2016 - Present
New York, NY

IDEO.org

Interaction Designer, Financial Health Team

2015 - 2016
San Francisco, CA

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Senior Design & Technology Fellow

2013 - 2015
Washington, DC

Urban Launchpad

Chief User Experience Designer

2011 - Present
San Francisco, CA

Solo Kota Kita

Urban Planning & Designer, Internship & Freelance

2011, 2012, & 2014
Solo, Indonesia

Freelance

2010 - Present

Working with organizations, non-profits, agencies, labs, & researchers to visualize & communicate their planning work & ideas.

  • Inter-American Development Bank, Haiti & Honduras planning projects
  • The World Bank, data visualization for East Asia & the Pacific group
  • Density Atlas, Tunney Lee, Professor Of Architecture + City Planning, Emeritus, MIT
  • Broad Community Connections, Program Strategist & Designer, New Orleans
  • Development Workshop, Atlas Cazenga, Luanda, Angola
  • Sidewalk Lab, Annette Kim, MIT
  • Amy Glasmeier, MIT
  • Larry Susskind, MIT
  • Holly Ben-Joseph, Landscape Architect

People of Resource

Designer

2009 - 2010
Atlanta, GA

Coca-Cola, Global Design

Packaging Designer (contract)

2009 - 2010
Atlanta, GA

Education


Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MCP, Department of Urban Studies & Planning

2010 - 2012
Cambridge, MA

Thesis: “Transforming Big Data into Knowledge: Experimental Techniques in Dynamic Visualization”

  • Research Assistantship with Prof. Ben-Joseph on new towns and parking lot design publication "Rethinking a Lot"
  • Teaching Assistantship with Prof. Ben-Joseph Site & Systems Planning Studio, Kiryat Gat, Israel
  • Research Assistantship with Prof. Glasmeier developing an internal visualization & analysis curriculum called DUSPviz

Georgia Institute of Technology

BS in Industrial Design, College of Architecture, Highest Honors

2005 - 2009
Atlanta, GA

Parsons New School for Design

Integrated Design: Learning from Fieldwork, Summer Intensive Studies

Summer 2008
New York, NY

Lunds Universitet

Exchange Program in Industrial Design, Ingvar Kamprad Design Centrum

Fall 2007
Lund, Sweden

Honors & Awards


UrbanSOS: Water

AECOM's Student Urban Design Competition

2011
London, UK

Winning Team, recipient of $25,000 implementation grant for project "Firm Foundation: Decreasing vulnerability with self-reliant urban design for riverfront housing"


SEED Award

For Excellence in Public Interest Design, as presented by the SEED Network / Design Corps

2013
Minneapolis, MN

MIT Department of Urban Studies & Planning

  • Student Departmental Service Award, 2012
  • Hebbert Award for Student Contribution to the Department, 2012
  • Contribution to the Intellectual Life of the Department, Honorable Mention 2012

MIT Grants

  • Student Travel Grant, Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture, Summer 2011
  • Paul & Priscilla Gray Internship Grant, Summer 2011
  • Public Service Center Fellow, January 2011

Georgia Tech Industrial Design Department

  • IDSA Student Merit Winner, 2009
  • Design Scholar Award, 2009
  • Design Citizen Award, 2007 & 2008

Presentations & Exhibitions


TEDxDhaka

“Making the First Bus Map of Dhaka," presented with Albert Ching

October 2013
Dhaka, Bangladesh

Public Interest Design Week

"Firm Foundation" presented as part of the PID Institute

April 2013
Minneapolis, MN

MIT Gender, Sexuality, & Urban Spaces Conference

“Places and Spaces” mapping project examining the conference’s creative community

March 2011
Cambridge, MA

Bring to Light NYC

Participating artists in New York City’s first-ever Nuit Blanche arts festival

October 2010
Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Nonfashion People’s Fashion’s Night Out

Participating designer in exhibition of garments designed by anybody but fashion designers

September 2010
Partners & Spade, New York, NY

Skills


Visual Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • InDesign
Mapping
  • ArcGIS & QGIS
  • Mapbox
  • Tilemill

Web Development
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • GitHub
Data Analysis
  • Excel
  • RStudio (some exp.)

Modeling
  • Sketchup
  • Rhino (some exp.)
  • Solidworks (some exp.)
Prototyping
  • Concrete Casting
  • Modelmaking
  • Laser & Vinyl Cutter
  • Vacuum Forming (some exp.)

User Experience
  • Field Research
  • User Research
  • Wireframing
  • User Testing
Visual Representation
  • Sketching
  • Diagramming
  • Photography