Education

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Providence, RI

Honors Student   |  BFA Textiles  |  2016

Internship

Thom Browne. New York, NY

Women's Design/ Textile Intern  |  Summer 2015

Developed swatches using fabric manipulation techniques such as fraying, felting, embroidery, appliqué, and sequining. Used skills in Illustrator and Excel. Ran errands, helped with sourcing, tech packs and runway. 

M. Patmos. New York, NY

Design Intern  |  Summer 2014

Learned about the production processes used in the garment industry. Used skills in Illustrator and Photoshop. Ran Errands, helped with sourcing, tech packs and pattern drafting.  

Experience

Materials Library. RISD. Providence, RI

2013 - Present 

Organize and curate interesting and new material samples acquired by library. Help students with questions and check-out. Exposure to latest innovations in material science. 

Thank You for Coming. RISD. Providence, RI

2015 - Present 

Event-based publication, in which the zine is created through artist participation at the event, is necessary for participating in the event or is the event itself. Responsible for theming, submissions and event planning. 

DESINE-Lab.  RISD.  Providence, RI

Research Assistant  |  2013 - 2015 |  http://desinelab.org

Worked as a member of the DESINE-Lab to develop a Textile Initiative (Northern Visions Sri Lanka: Textile Initiative) within a greater project to rebuild culture and livelihoods in Sri Lanka. Organized and led a workshop in Sri Lanka that introduced war widows to basic weaving and silk screening techniques. Researched natural dyes and materials for textile production.

YTB (Why the Beef).  RISD.  Providence, RI

Editor  |  2013 - 2015 | http://whythebeef.tumblr.com

Editor for a collaborative zine between art schools MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) and RISD (Rhode Island School of Design). Features original artwork, creative writing and interviews. Started as a creative medium to get fellow artists communicating and sharing work. Helped with theming, submissions, construction, distribution and event planning of each issue. 

SKILLS

              Textiles.  Machine knitting on Brother single and double bed, Industrial knitting on STOLL, weaving  on an 8-harness floor loom, AVL dobby loom, jacquard, repeat design for printed fabrics, fabric silkscreen, hand & machine sewing, embroidery (hand and digital), painting & drawing

              Upholstery. Deconstructed and reupholstered chairs with tradition and modern methods. Created upholstery fabrics. 

             Materials. Experience yarn, wood, metal, plaster, foams, plastics.                    

              Dyeing.  Natural, cellulosic, protein, direct, heat transfer, disperse and resist.

              Photography.  Versed with digital cameras and some experience with 35mm film

             Computer.   Knowledgable in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier Pro) Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook. STOL M1+, NedGraphics Design & Repeat Pro, Weavepoint, PointCarré, Tajima Embrodery software.

              3D Rendering: Soildworks, Makerbot Desktop

PERSONAL

Ability to thoroughly research, refine and manage a project from concept to production, including sketching and drawing, sampling and finishing. Prior background in Industrial Design (model making, prototyping, branding etc.)

Committed to collaboration and material exploration. Will meet deadlines.

Imaginative, self-disciplined, organized, positive, determined

Articles

Trend Tablet: Talking Textiles Finalist

Supporting Self-Sufficiency at Home + Abroad

Sustainable Strategies for Sri Lanka

Healthy Design