OVERVIEW

BG | Assistant Women's Watch Designer @ Fossil | Freelance Industrial Designer | BFA in Industrial Design & Minor in Electronic Arts
Creative Strategy Intern @ Imagination Detroit | Bicycle Design Intern @ Advanced Mobility in Torino, Italy

CRITICAL SKILLS

  • Rapid Ideation & Prototyping
  • 3D CAD Modeling & Rendering
  • Visual/Verbal Storytelling & Presentation
  • Strategy & Ethnographic Research
  • Honest & determined

SOFTWARE PROFICIENCIES

  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Fusion 360
  • Solidworks
  • Blender 3D
  • Final Cut Pro

LANGUAGES

  • English [native]
  • Arabic [professional]
  • Italian [elementary]
  • Spanish [elementary]

EXPERIENCE

ASSISTANT WATCH DESIGNER - WOMEN'S WATCHES [Dallas, TX]
July 2018 - Present

 

FREELANCE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER [Detroit, MI]
May 2017 - Present

  • Collaborated on concept creation & researched design solutions for tourist souvenirs in Saudi Arabia,
    OpenIDEO Detroit Circular Design Challenge, and local fashion designer to create multifunctional clothing
  • Assembled and led team of designers to conduct field research & map user journeys for a
    grassroots placemaking hub for public transportation to connect isolated communities;
    a solution that became a Semi-Finalist in Ford’s Go Detroit Mobility Challenge

ELEMENTARY ART TEACHER | RIVERSIDE ACADEMY EAST [Dearborn, MI]
October 2016 - February 2017

  • Leveraged research & prototyping skills to create curriculum that introduced
    design thinking to students while adhering to Michigan curriculum standards

CREATIVE STRATEGY INTERN | IMAGINATION [Dearborn, MI]
June 2016 – August 2016

  • Directed creative strategy that inspired the design of a workshopping kit for the company
    as well as a selling tool to use for pitching their creative services to potential clients
  • Conducted field research on wayfinding, user experience and first impressions at
    The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village to develop patterns for exceptional experience design

BICYCLE DESIGN INTERN | ADVANCED MOBILITY [Torino, Italy]
June 2013 – August 2013

  • Collaborated with manager to sketch & render concepts for redesign of existing folding bike, the NANOO
  • Conducted primary & secondary research to gauge viability of the NANOO in Detroit that
    revealed great potential in filling in gaps of multimodal transportation in the city

EDUCATION

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY [Detroit, MI]
BFA | INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
MINOR | INTERDISCIPLINARY ELECTRONIC ARTS

2010-2016


AWARDS

  • Semi-Finalist | Go Detroit Mobility Challenge [2017]
  • Becker Memorial Scholarship [2015]
  • Sculpture X Installation Award [2015]

VOLUNTEERING

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR | CHILDREN'S PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP [Antakya, Turkey]
December 2012

  • Translated English/Arabic & led photography with photojournalist Jodi Hilton for a
    group of 15 asylum-seeker children to help them heal through storytelling with photography
  • Leveraged connection with local school to enroll the children who had not attended school since fleeing Syria

 

 

References available upon request