Zenzoa

Hybrid Design

About

Marauder Wars

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I’m making things that get people to imagine, explore, and create. With a background in landscape architecture, linguistics, game development, and user experience design, my diverse skills allow me to tackle complex design challenges and see problems from multiple angles. I love learning new things and collaborating with other interesting, passionate people in the pursuit of making the world more user-friendly and awesome.

Skills

Experience

Front-End Designer / Developer
AppSheet • Jan 2016–present
Web design and development with HTML5 and CSS, Javascript and React, C# and ASP.NET.

Associate
Johnson+Southerland • Jul 2015–Dec 2015
Public, commercial, and residential landscape architecture.

Designer, part-time
Haddad|Drugan • Mar 2014–present
Urban art design with CAD, Adobe CS, & physical models.

Landscape Designer / Assistant Project Manager
KPLA • Jun 2013–Jul 2015
Residential & commercial design from concept to construction.

Designer, volunteer
Seattle Design Festival • May–Sep 2014
Momentia installation, habitable & portable art gallery.

Marketing Committee Chair
WASLA/WRPA Joint Conference • Sep 2013–Apr 2014
Wayfinding maps, marketing materials & coordination.

Web Developer & Graphic Designer
Harvard University South Asia Initiative • Jul–Aug 2011
Demonstrable prototype of local social network in Django.

Other: Intern (SvR Design 2012) • Graphic Designer (Born to Run 2012) • Assistant (RISD-EARTH University Partnership 2011-2012) • Project Manager (First Hand Designs 2011) • Web Developer (Wayfinder Experience 2010) • Web Developer (Joie de Vie: Expert Skin Care 2009-2010) • Graphic Designer (Spreading Pleasure 2009) • Graphic Designer (AWAZ Voice for Empowerment 2009) • Use Case & Wiki Documentation (Fern Digital 2006) • Web Developer (Greg Davidson Antiques 2004) • Graphic Designer (US Department of Navy 2004)

Education

UX Level 2
School of Visual Concepts • Jun 2015

Masters in Landscape Architecture
Rhode Island School of Design • May 2013
Graduate thesis: creating wonder in urban environments.

Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
Reed College • May 2009
Undergraduate thesis: emergent semiotics in humans and bees.
Awarded Commendation for Excellence 2005-06, 2006-07, & 2008-09

Product Design Class
Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano • Jun–Jul 2008

Study Abroad
College Year in Athens • Spring 2008