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  • I am a multidisciplinary designer and design researcher. My research focuses on designing interactions for behavior change; understanding audiences in digital and physical environments; and the role of experience design on cognition and meaning-maki...More

EXPERIENCE

  • College of Design, North Carolina State University
    • Graphic Design
    • Teaching Assistant
    • August 2012 to May 2016

    Taught the following second year undergraduate graphic design courses at College of Design: GD 202: GRAPHIC DESIGN STUDIO - Designing for Settings, People, and Use (Spring 2015); GD 310: VISUALIZATION, REPRESENTATION, and DISPLAY (Spring 2013, 2014, 2016)􏰔; and GD 210: IMAGE and TECHNOLOGY (Fall 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)􏰔.

  • Small Design Firm
    • Design
    • UX Research & Design
    • June 2012 to August 2014

    As part of my academic research on user experience in museums, during the summer of 2014, I worked as part of a team on the research and development of user experiences, client presentations, and user interface mock-ups for N-YHS Museum in New York and Boston Public Library.

  • Teachers College, Columbia UniversityColumbia University
    • Instructional Technology and Media
    • Graduate Assistant
    • January 2011 to June 2012

    Managed Educational Games Group: Play, Language, Avatars, Narrative, and Technology Lab (EGGPLANT Lab); recruited and supervised volunteers; organized game-related talks and events.

  • Teachers College, Columbia University
    • Instructional Technology and Media
    • Research Assistant
    • September 2010 to June 2012

    Worked as part of a team on the research and development of the following projects: 􏰔􏰔 GREENIFY, funded by National Science Foundation, is a real-world action game that enables players gain actionable knowledge about climate change, to change attitudes and behaviors. ARCTIC CHALLENGE, funded by National Science Foundation, is an Ecosystem Card Game aims to raise awareness about climate change. SCIENCE CITY, is a gamified 6th grade classroom experience, co-designed with teachers to encourage positive behaviors in class and develop science-mindedness among students. SCHOLAR'S QUEST, rethinks graduate school to create a community, which encourages peer teaching and learning, by using quest-based learning and social networking elements.

  • Artisan Talent
    • Design
    • Art Director / Graphic Designer / Motion Designer
    • November 2008 to June 2012

    Registered with Artisan Talent staffing agency, worked as a freelance art director in creating brand identities, websites, motion graphics, and managing online content.

  • Agent 16
    • Design
    • Art Director
    • August 2006 to November 2008

    Worked as an art director on strategy, planning and creation of online and print campaigns. Projects involved creating brand identity, print and e-campaigns; integrating online solutions and viral marketing techniques to increase brand awareness; developing business-to-consumer strategies; designing and optimizing web and e-commerce sites.

  • Graphic Designer
    • Design
    • Changing the Present
    • September 2005 to November 2005

    Changing the Present is a non-profit organization offering charitable gifts through its social networking site. I worked on the design and production of the initial website, created information architecture, wire-frames and visual designs.

  • Parsons the NewSchool for Design
    • Information Technology
    • Project Manager
    • September 2004 to August 2016

    Managed “Advanced Resource Centre”, a technology lab created to enhance the overall education in the university, by enabling faculty to try out latest technologies and advise their departments in adapting them to the curriculum. Responsibilities included purchasing equipment and software; implementing workshops for Parsons faculty and students; managing internal websites for the department; acting as a representative of the division on university committees.

EDUCATION

  • College of Design, North Carolina State University
    • PhD in Design
    • August 2012 to December 2018

  • Teachers College, Columbia University
    • EdM in Instructional Technology and Media
    • September 2010 to May 2012

  • Parsons The New School for Design, The New School
    • MFA in Design and Technology
    • September 2002 to May 2005

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