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My research leverages knowledge of psychology, art and technology both as 1) an analytical methodology to create data-driven user-friendly interfaces, and as 2) inspiration for tactilely-driven artwork to visualize emotion and perception, and enhanced aesthetic and functional opportunities for novel human interactions and experiences.


As a designer, researcher and developer, I hope to pursue research into innovating interactive designs that extend the user experience by enabling the engagement of our various perceptions.  I focus on extending user experience with storytelling and instruction, building toolkits for non-engineers, and developing psyche based artworks with soft robotics, digital fabrication, and human-material interfaces.


Resume



About Me

Education
Harvard Graduate School of Design
MDes Concentration in Medium, 2023
2 Years Dean’s Merit Scholarship
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
M.F.A in Digital Media, 2020
2 Years Fellowship with Assistantship
Thesis “MemorySound: Finding Identity Through Memory”
Brown University
Coursework in Literary Arts & Computer Science
Writing in 3D, Spring 2019
Creating Modern Web Applications, Spring 2020
New York University
B.S. in Psychology (track in Social Psychology and Perception)
Double Minor in Studio Art / Digital Art and Design
Honors: Dean’s List 2014 - 2018
Skills
Graphic and UI Design Tool Photoshop, Premeire, Adobe XD, Illustrator, Animate, After Effects, Indesign, Sketch, Figma, Invision, Proto.io, Zeplin

3D Design
Cinema4D, Rhino 3D, Grasshopper, Z Brush, Blender, Unity, Fusion 360, Maya, Madmapper, Recap, SparkAR, Madmapper
Programming
HTML, CSS, Javacript, Python, p5js, Unity 3d (C#), Processing, Arduino
Fabrication
Laser Cutting, 3D Printing, 3D Scanning, Ceramics, Woodworking, Casting, Molding, Soldiering Art & Craft Etching, Printmaking, Watercolor, Digital embroidery, Kinitting, Silkscreen, Oil, Watercolor

Interests

#travel 🧳 #knitting 🧶 #shibainu 🐕 #reptiles 🦎 #insects 🐞 #plants 🌱 #cooking 🍳 #drawing ✍️ #softball 🥎 #manga 😀  #photo 📸



Experiences

2020
MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA
Collaborator, Mar 2020 - Jun 2021 Collaborated remotely with a researcher in the Responsive Environments Group, assisted designing the GUI of a pneumatic device for soft robotics, including UIUX design and front end coding using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Worked on fabrication, and documented soft robotics to be shared with the public

Loft, Providence, RI
UIUX Designer/Video Editor, Jan - April 2020
Working on industrial design, 3D animation, and information architecture projects, assisting in ideation and prototyping using Sketch, Invision and Figma, and providing visually compelling solutions that are rooted in user-centered research insights

2019
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI Interactive Design Assistant, Jan 2019 - May 2020
Organized and helped developing department website using Front-end coding (HTML and CSS), edited videos and photos to be posted on social media using After Effects, proofread the website, and created posters for visiting artists

Bread Communication, Republic of Korea, Seoul Video Editor/Graphic Design Intern, Jun - Aug 2018 & 2019
Developed storyboards for Samsung refrigerator, assisted in photographing Samsung LED and Hyundai for advertisements, assisted in web design for the agency’s website using Figma, helped designing a massive media installation at Incheon International Airport using Cinema 4D
2018
All That New York, New York, NY Graphic Designer, Apr 2017 – Dec 2017
Utilized Adobe Effect, Photoshop, Premier and Illustrator tools to design logos and code subtitles to weekly promotional videos on social media, assisted in identifying, researching renowned destinations in New York City.


Awards


2021
TEI Art and Performance Residency, Salzburg, Austria
One of two selected artists
2020
HackBrown 2020, Providence, RI
Best Real World Application, 2020


2019
HackHarvard 2019, Cambridge, MA
Best Overall Hack (2nd Place), 2019
Best UX/UI Design, 2019


HackNY 2019, New York, NY
Best Use of Giphy SDK Award, 2019

MIT Hacking Arts 2019, Cambridge, MA
Finalist, 2019

RISD Material Funds, Providence, RI
Selected Student, 2019

2018
Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2 years Fellowship with Assistantship, 2018 - 2020

How We See Philly, Philadelphia, PA
Permanent display in FSS Mural Arts Philadelphia, Selected Applicant, 2014

Portrait, Philadelphia, PA
Friends Select School show, 2014 Theresa Feo, Class of 70 Award and Scholarship for Art

Pain, Montclair, NJ
Montclair Art Museum and Education Casita Maria Center for Arts Education Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Exhibition, 2012



Publications

2021

“AuxeticBreath: Changing Perception of Respiration”, Arts Track Exhibition, ACM  Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interactions (TEI) 2021 (pending)
2020
MemorySound: Finding Identity Through Memory, RISD Thesis