BFA in Industrial Design Rochester Institute of Technology ’04 - ‘09
My Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design included both traditional consumer product design (usability prototyping, material and form aesthetics, manufacturing, etc); as well as new directions for the industry, such as multidisciplinary innovation, design thinking for systems & service design, and conceptualization of future consumer experiences.
AAS in Graphic Design Rochester Institute of Technology ‘06 - ‘09
Supplementing my BFA with an Associates in Graphic Design gave me a unique perspective and a well-rounded approach to my work. I was formally trained in graphic aesthetics, minimalist typography, gestalt theory, and conceptual illustration. I also chose to pursue advanced courses involving: complex data visualization, exhibit & signage systems, and interface design.
Psychology - Part Time Independent Study ‘10 - ‘12
After completing my degrees at RIT, I continued my academic training through free online courses posted by professors from various top universities. Most often, these recordings were of full-semester live courses in university classrooms. They were as beneficial to me as any lecture course taken in person, and have helped synthesize my knowledge of design. Core topics learned : Visual Perception & Gestalt; Memory, Learning & Attention; Basic Cognitive Processes; Creativity & Innovation; Academic Research Methods.
Lynda.com Online Software Training
To increase my technical abilities and fluency in industry-standard software, I am a perpetual student on Lynda.com, and continue to develop my skills in the following areas : Adobe Creative Suite, Mac OS, HTML+CSS, Microsoft Office, general business courses, new software and online technologies, etc.