Basic Info
About
I'm currently a senior at the Rhode Island School of Design enrolled in the Undergraduate Graphic Design Program. I was born in Trumbull, Connecticut and moved to Providence, RI in 2009.
Process
Research
I always begin every project with the assumption that I know nothing. I need to rebuild my understanding of the topics I'm working on, and through the research process collect what is important, relevant, problematic, symbolic, etc.

Define
After I have collected information and have established my unders… Read More
Research
I always begin every project with the assumption that I know nothing. I need to rebuild my understanding of the topics I'm working on, and through the research process collect what is important, relevant, problematic, symbolic, etc.

Define
After I have collected information and have established my understanding within the context of the topic, I then define what my motives are. I define who I'm designing for, any deadlines, restrictions or variables. The context and audience are the most important values for me when designing and any better understanding and definition of what those variables are will dramatically fortify any design. Typically I record this in a brief, or in addition to a brief I've been assigned from my client. By having a paper record, I can always refer to this document when my attention strays from the task at hand. Not to say that this brief is definite, but it allows me to evaluate how my perspective will change throughout my design process.

Execute
Once the brief has been defined, I execute my ideas. My education has instilled the idea of "learning through making." By creating physical materials, more challenges or restrictions that were otherwise unseen surface. These prototypes and sketches influence and secure the final product.

Evaluate
After finishing anything, the worst thing you could do is immediately send it out to production. Having worked for far too many hours on projects in the past, I know how easy it is to end up designing for yourself as opposed to designing for your audience; distancing myself, regaining a fresh perspective, and turning to my trusted peers for even more interpretation are vital to my process for this reason.

Repeat
After running through the process, often there are revisions to be made. I refer back to my brief and begin the next prototype or the next draft, considering even the most minute detail as a variable that can influence the final product. Once I'm happy with the functionality of the product and its ability to fulfill the brief I can begin the steps for production. Read Less
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Work Experience
  • Graphic Designer
    Sequel Communications // Providence, RI, USA
  • Lead Graphic Designer
    Jake Cooper Design // Providence, RI, USA
  • Teacher's Assistant
    Rhode Island School of Design // Providence, RI, USA
  • Graphic Designer
    Betteridge Jewelers // Greenwich, CT, USA
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