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I've lived in Portland, Oregon the past few years working for Nike after studying design at The University of Cincinnati, DAAP. I've been existing mostly between Cincinnati, Portland, and Pittsburgh the past couple years. I hope you are healthy and finding ways to make the most of each day while we continue to adapt to living in uncertainty.
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Currently I'm spending most days at Nike's Blue Ribbon Studio. Everyday I get to learn new things and spend time merging knowledge from my creative hobbies and professional practice guiding others on ways they can can explore, grow their design practice, and get hands on in the maker space. I'm proud to have graduated from the DAAP program in design at The University of Cincinnati, my hometown.
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Nike Blue Ribbon Studio studio director | Portland, OR | Fall 2022 - present
Produce For People adam's community garden volunteer | Portland, OR | Summer 2023 - present
Nike Global Sports sustainability advanced concepts apparel designer | Portland, OR | 2022
Fit Bodies yoga instructor | Punta Cana, DR | Spring 2022
Nike Global Sports advanced chassis WNBA uniform designer | Portland, OR | 2021 - 2022
Carriage House Farm farmhand volunteer | Cincinnati, OH | Summer 2021
Nike Sustainability Club co-lead | Portland, OR | 2019 - 2022
Our Harvest Cooperative farmhand volunteer | Cincinnati, OH | Fall 2020 - 2021
Nike Winter Hours innovation project | Portland, OR | Winter 2020
Nike Move 2 Zero challenge winner | Portland, OR | Fall 2019 - 2021
Nike Valiant Labs concept designer & researcher | Portland, OR | Spring 2019
CorePower Yoga LLC teacher certification | Portland, OR | Winter 2019
Mentor product & fashion design students | Virtual | 2018 - present
Nike Women's Running apparel designer | Portland, OR | Fall 2017 - 2021
Nike Running Inline Innovation apparel design internship | Portland, OR | Summer 2017
CFDA+ & Floraine de Saint Pierre: Eyes on Talent top 50 global fashion graduates | Cincinnati, OH | 2017
Fashion Design Product Strategy dean's award | Cincinnati, OH | 2017
University of Cincinnati: College of Design Architecture Art and Planning fashion design | Cincinnati, OH | Class of 2017
Portland Garment Factory design & strategy internship | Portland, OR | Fall 2016
MIT Media Lab: Climate Colab Materials Matter novelty award | Cambridge, MA | 2016
ByBorre design & production internship | Amsterdam, NL | Spring 2016
Martha Steinkamp Sherman Quasi-Endowment scholarship | Cincinnati, OH | 2016
University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins fashion design womenswear | London, ENG | Fall 2015
J. Crew crewcuts design associate | New York, NY | Summer 2015
Martha Steinkamp Sherman Quasi-Endowment scholarship | Cincinnati, OH | 2015
Apiece Apart design internship | New York, NY | Fall 2014
Diane Von Furstenberg design internship | New York, NY | Spring 2014
Alligator Purse retail associate | Cincinnati, OH | Fall 2014
National Junior Tennis & Learning, Cincinnati Recreation Commission tennis coach | Cincinnati, OH | Summer 2010 - 2012
Vandergriff Gymnastics gymnastics instructor | Cincinnati, OH | Fall 2010 - 2011
Nike Blue Ribbon Studio Director
Blue Ribbon Studio (BRS) is the center of engagement and development for Nike’s Design community. BRS operates as a physical maker-space and education lab, providing resources and programming for the company’s 700+ designers in three key areas: creation, connection, and cultivation. BRS also plays an integral support role for Nike’s Purpose initiatives and NikeUNITED Networks. Our mission is to cultivate and encourage Nike designers through a series of offerings that range from hands-on experiences, creative conversations, to skill-building classes.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
BRS is looking for a Studio Director to serve as a strategic and creative leader to inspire and lead various aspects of the maker-space. This includes collaborating on the overall vision, process, strategy and standards of the studio. Responsibilities include developing cross-functional partnerships within Nike Design to enable significant applications of making and craft, leading and encouraging the team of BRS Specialists, as well as handling day-to-day operations.
The Studio Director has a passion for leading and inspiring diverse teams, valuing a collective and interdisciplinary approach towards collaboration, ideation and experimentation. They are a positive role model within the Nike Design community. In addition, the ideal candidate has a history of diverse creative experiences and varied pursuits and interests. They are engaged and knowledgeable with cultural and societal trends and insights. They value sharing, feedback and progress over precision.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
You will operate at both the macro/micro level. You establish the vision and strategy for the growth of the studio, providing creative leadership to ensure an environment that promotes and delivers innovative creative work. You will also be on the ground, where there is no typical work day. As the BRS Studio Director, you must thrive with variability and be agile with change. You are a highly organized problem solver and can optimally orchestrate teams and resources.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
You will report to the BRS Sr Creative Director to develop the overarching vision and strategy of the studio. You will work in close partnership with the BRS Director of Design Experience and BRS Program Manager on studio programming, including workshops, creative offerings and equipment orientations. Additionally, you will work jointly with the BRS Operations Director and Studio Manager on Project Proposal Intakes, scheduling, equipment, inventory and studio operations. As a manager, you will mentor and encourage the BRS Specialists and Studio Technicians. This entails crafting a positive and inclusive culture within the team- champion diversity, new ways to address problems, team recognition and crafting opportunities for growth and development. A significant role for the Studio Director is to act as an ambassador and connector across the Nike Design ecosystem in addition to the external creative teams.
WHAT YOU BRING
• Bachelor's degree or higher or combination of relevant education, experience, and training.
• Minimum 5 years experience within Nike Design, including managerial role.
• Proficiency across studio equipment and processes.
• Champions Nike’s Design Ethos.
• Experience crafting relationships across the Nike matrix is a plus.
• Provides evaluation, mentorship, and counsel to direct reports.
• Demonstrates ability to lead cross-disciplinary team members.
• Clear and consistent communication skills.
• Comfort with tight schedules and multitasking, while optimally meeting timelines.
Nike, Global Sports Apparel, Advanced Concepts, Sustainability Designer
Become a Part of the NIKE. Inc. Team
NIKE. Inc. does more than outfit the world's best athletes. It is a place to explore potential, obliterate boundaries and push out the edges of what can be. The company looks for people who can grow, think, dream, and create. Its culture thrives by embracing diversitv and rewarding imagination. The brand seeks achievers, leaders, and visionaries. At NIKE, Inc. it's about each person bringing skills and passion to a challenging and
constantly evolving game.
NIKE, Inc. designs the future. At NIKE, Inc. designers chase their curiosities and build what's next, shaping the culture and advancing human potential. The Design teams include artists, inventors, and specialists, all with different focuses, including color and material experts, and apparel, footwear, and graphic designers. Nike designers look to the future, aggressively pursuing materials, ideas, and forms that further elevate the athlete experience, raise the bar for modern stle, and reduce environmental impact.
Global Sports Apparel (GSA) delivers product design to Athletes around the world, at every level of sport. Creating solutions that solve against Athlete insights to enhance pertormance and define the future of sport.
WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR
As our Apparel designer 2, Sustainable Product in GSA, you'll create the future ot sports performance through innovative aesthetic execution and with a solution-oriented sustainability focus. Bringing to life the seasonal category creative direction through advanced apparel design with solutions that are fueled by athlete/consumer insights and a considered environmentally friendly approach. The candidate needs to have a passion for sustainability, innovation, performance apparel & sport. Deep knowledge of 2D & 3D digital tools, including CLO or a similar program. You'll need strong communication skills with teammates across the organization, including expert listening, collaborative problem solving, & deep emotional intelligence. The role demands big picture thinking, with regards to product relevance, product positioning, timing & collections. We're looking for a candidate who's curious, inquisitive, and motivated to discover new sustainable design processes and methods of make. You'll need to consistently demonstrate process proficiency through best practices, visualization and communication of ideas.
WHAT YOU WILL WORK ON
If this is you, you'll be working with Design Directors & Senior Design Innovators to create original Sustainable product designs and concepts or refresh existing products reflecting Nikes Move to Zero design philosophy. You'll execute all product details including construction detail, form, style, fit, performance, trims, etc. You'll need to communicate across functions such as Design, Development and Product management. At times you will present internally and externally, with mentorship from Senior designers. Producing presentation materials that optimally communicate the concept behind the line and the intended Sustainable value proposition. This role will require you to build awareness of current sustainability and consumer trends, color, and sports-related products through market research to stay ahead of consumer needs and expectations. Daily/weekly support for the design team, as needed, outside of assigned product workload.
WHO YOU WILL WORK WITH
This designer will report into a Senior Design Innovator and will collaborate closely with technical design, product management & multiple design and Sustainable product teams. The role will have no direct reports.
WHAT YOU BRING
Bachelor's Degree in Apparel Design and 1-5 years equivalent combination of education and experience and training.
Ability to apply and perform design skills such as: drawing/sketching, ideation, digital product creation and visual presentation development.
Familiarity with current sustainability and consumer trends.
Basic understanding of pattern making, draping, materials, trims, garment fit, garment construction, and manufacturing.
Basic knowledge of the apparel industry, circular product creation, marketing principles, and development process.
Driven to create meaningful performance led innovation and willingness to adapt through a continuous learning mindset.
This exercise was done as a form of active reflection to visual consumption. On media platforms like Instagram it's easy to like or save and continue the endless scroll, but how are these images that had significance to us in some way affecting us? I went through different platforms where I've saved content and found a theme. It could be anything and I think it would be helpful for many people to do this exercise or for even myself to do it again and focus on a completely different subject matter. I was mostly drawn to the original images for one particular item. I began cutting out these garments and putting them together creating outfits. While doing the simple photoshop acts it led me into thought on content ownership and originality. The original creators intent might be totally lost when assembled out of context, but is that actually the intent? If something is changed to a certain degree, when does it become original?
2018 was an interesting year for the development of my personal work and self. Being a designer at a corporate institution none of 'my' work will show for over a year and it doesn't have the same feelings of ownership to me in the way that my self prompted educational research does. Working a 'full-time' job is a balancing of adjusting and maintaining the personal fulfillment in the self, especially through means of creative growth. In some capacity. Less idealistic in reality. My growth professionally on manners of business and navigation through the corporate facility has reached new heights. Write me an email and I still may have an awkward internal conflict of 'we are multi-email-threads-deep and the problem is solved, does this rhetoric last comment from my coworker require a response at this point?' But regardless progress reviews with my boss tell me that I'm making the right decisions. It feels strange, but then again, I am learning to be respectful of time and that to learn anything takes time.
Something I've marginalized in my life has been homemaking. Or the domestic relationship with myself and the space I sleep and eat and spend the majority of my time when I am not at work or want to be alone. Basically, a physical space that I spend money to have. Throughout my education the homemaking tasks/chores/habits were on the bottom of my priority list. Since moving into a space with more permanence than I've felt in awhile it's sparked my interest in domestic experiences. The large majority of furnishings and accoutrements were sent out with me from family or collected through Craigslist with a small sprinkling of Ikea, but it's the arrangement and usage of these objects that has sparked and internal and external debate with myself. I probably use the term feng shui too liberally, but there is something about the arrangement of my space that makes me feel certain ways. I am constantly seeking a balance of how to set up and use my space to create a sense of contentment. Of course this is no where near the most fantastical dreams of what a space could be, it's more exciting to me at this point to utilize what I've got.
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Hand made Norris Lake, Tennessee red clay.
Digging red mud out from the shore of Norris Lake, a reservoir in Tennessee and working it into a cone 04 firing body. Step by step transforming the clay by soaking, mixing, sifting, drying, and kneading. Developing a concept for the final collection of pots to compliment the natural beauty of the clay paired with the hand built uniqueness.
Designed by myself and Danny Chambers. Developed by Natasha Dalal. Between skype conversations, email threads, and trello, Natasha worked with us to create a beautiful and comprehensive platform to share our work. The framework of this site is built to give the viewer an enjoyable experience while not being distracted by the site itself.
Prologue: Experiments in Amended Gyotaku
The PRESENT PERFECT TENSE is formed with a present tense form of "to have" plus the past participle of the verb (which can be either regular or irregular in form). This tense indicates either that an action was completed (finished or "perfected") at some point in the past or that the action extends to the present. The Present Perfect is used to indicate a link between the present and the past. The time of the action is before now but not specified, and we are often more interested in the result than in the action itself.
“old wisdom” Taking and appreciating elements of the past to gather an appreciation and enrich a genuine learning experience. Looking deeper into the heritage and authenticity of something in it’s entirety. A world we know so small in it’s totality can expand immensely with the breadth of knowledge that lies beneath every experience, tradition, being, and moment in time.
Gyotaku is a traditional method of Japanese fish printing, dating from the mid-1800s. Originally used by fisherman to document their catch has since become a traditional art form. Painting the fish with Sumi Ink and placing Rice Paper over the fish to imprint the textures and shape of the fish.