Where in our lives do we go from asking “why?” to saying things like “I’m just not good at that,” or “my brain doesn’t work that way”?
I've followed a path from physics to science education to product design, along the way working with many designers, students, and teachers. When seeing someone confronted with something new, I have heard these statements uttered far too often.
I believe that to learn something new we must start by being curious. My work explores how the experience of designing – actively uncovering opportunities and iteratively reimagining new possibilities – can be an incredible opportunity to stoke curiosity in everyone from kids to adults.
Awards & Fellowships
2016 Core77 Design Awards Notable (Leap Kit)
2014 Innovation Incubator Mentor - Museum of Science & Industry
2013 Promising Young Designer - Interior Design Magazine
2012 Betsy Karp Graduate Design Merit Award - SAIC
2009 & 2010 MIT Spot Appreciation Award
2006 Stephen H Burns Fellowship for Physics Research
2004 NASA Research Stipend
Clients & past Employers
School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC)
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM