EXPERIENCE

Experience Designer
NBBJ | Seattle, WA
•Collaborating with an interdisciplinary team to design experiences through a variety of mediums
•Designing and modeling responsive environments and installations
•Sound for Architecture: researching, designing, testing, and composing site-specific sound arrangements
•Clients include Amazon, Microsoft, and Seattle City Light
Dec 2014 - Aug 2017

Experience Institute Founding Student
Associate Project Manager
Doejo | Chicago, IL
Design Apprentice NBBJ | Seattle, WA
Creative Strategist Leo Burnett | Chicago, IL
Design Fellow Latent Design + Curmudgeon Group | Chicago, IL
Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

Engineering/Design Intern
JumpSport | San Jose, CA
•Collaborated with engineers and marketing staff to develop concepts for new product lines
•Designed, built, tested, and iterated both digital and physical prototypes
•Researched current products, materials, and manufacturing techniques; learned new prototyping methods and software as needed
Feb - Aug 2013
 

EDUCATION

University of California, Berkeley | Berkeley, CA
BA Architecture and BA Music
CourseThreads Certificate of Completion: Human-Centered Design
2008 - 2012

Danish Institute for Study Abroad (DIS) | Copenhagen, Denmark
Architecture and Design Summer Program
2012

Experience Institute | Chicago, IL
Founding Student, Experiential Design
2013 - 2014

School for Poetic Computation | New York City, NY
Student
Sep - Nov 2017
 

SKILLS

•Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
•Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Sketchup
•Ableton Live, MaxMSP
•basic creative coding and physical computing - Arduino, Processing, Python

•Creative strategy, design research, ideation, brainstorming, and prototyping
•Freehand drawing and illustration
•Fabrication including 3D printing, basic woodshop, MIG welding, clay, casting, 
inflatables, and laser cutting
•13+ years classical piano, including 3 years professional experience
 

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

Seattle Center Sculpture Walk, 2017
Seattle Public Arts Bootcamp, 2017
Best of Ignite Seattle, 2017
Seattle Office of Arts and Culture Public Artist Roster, 2017 - 2020
Bakewell Brown Prize for Architectural Drawing, 2012
UC Berkeley Musical Theater Prize, Honorable Mention, 2012
 

SELECT TALKS

Main Speaker SF Tech Poetics December 2017 (video)
Speaker EYEO Ignite 2017 "Weird Side Projects" (video)
Speaker Seattle Ignite 2017, encore for Best of Ignite 2017 "Weird Side Projects" (video)
Keynote Speaker Bend Design Con 2016
“A Working Theory of Delight: Sound, Space, and Emotion in Design"
"Intro to Sound Design" workshop
Speaker SEGD Xplorer 2015 “Sensors, Arduinos, and Hardware” (w/Sam Stubblefield)
Panelist Google Design for Education 2015 “Design Thinking for Education”
 

INTERVIEWS / FEATURES

A Seattle artist shows you the ‘life you might have had’ at her Museum of Almost Realities, The Evergrey, April 2018
•The Sign Says You 'Deserve Every Happiness', KNKX Public Radio, April 2018
•Meet the artist posting mysterious signs around Seattle, The Evergrey, August 2017
•Meet the Seattle artist behind these mysterious signs, King5 News, August 2017
•Interview with April Soetarman, PHLEARN, May 2017