CV

Experience

2020 - Current
ASTOUND Group

Design Lead

Subject matter expert on best practices for UX, innovation, and design for rich interactive experiences, digital products and services. • Leads teams of product designers and developers using agile methodologies and design thinking principles in a fast-paced consultancy environment. • Works directly with clients to develop an understanding of project needs, design and facilitate discovery sessions. • Diagnoses issues and delivers bespoke solutions design for international enterprise clients. • Executes comprehensive research to identify client needs and pain points and establish KPIs. • Advocates for a diverse, inclusive culture of lifelong learning.
2020
National Film Board of Canada

Technical Manager

Dynamic production of a revolutionary immersive mixed reality performance. • Monitored a live virtual reality performance augmented by motion-capture technology for issues in real-time, and worked to solve them quickly and unobtrusively. • Formed a workflow for a new role in a then-nonexistent form of digital art. • Developed proficiency and experimented with Optitrack and Faceware motion capture systems.
2019 - 2020
OCAD University

Graduate Research Assistant

Research + curriculum development for graduate-level online learning. • Led tutorials on accessible virtual tools, photogrammetry, and computer-assisted design to graduate-level students. • Pivoted conventional curriculum for socially distant online learning in response to the COVID crisis. • Developed strategies for COVID-response in real-time, on a tight budget, for stakeholders ranging from university admin to an international student body.
2018 - 2019
Myant Inc

Product Designer

Smart wearable technology for health and wellness. • Led a diverse multidisciplinary team functioning as a design firm. • Designed a groundbreaking app and lifestyle brand for users of next-generation smart clothes. • Orchestrated comprehensive user research and competitive analysis for an emerging technology sector.
2016 - 2018
Secret City Adventures

Designer

Premium immersive escape games highlighting the best of Toronto. • Designed original live narrative immersive games in association with key stakeholders and brands. • Emerged as a design professional while growing from intern to designer. • Devised a taxonomy of immersivity that forms the basis of emerging immersion theory.

Publications

2020
International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), Montreal QC

The Problem with Immersion

2020
International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA), Montreal QC

Machinic Sense and Sensibility

2020
cyberhaze, OCAD University, Toronto ON

The Nature of Narrative

2020
M.Des Thesis, OCAD University

Playtime for Punctum: Augmented Role-Play

Education

2018 - 2020
OCAD University

Master of Design, Digital Futures

2006 - 2011
York University

B.A Special Honours, School of the Arts, Media, Performance and Design

Strategic Design Skills

Design Thinking

100%

Product Design

90%

Service Design

75%

Design Research

95%

Practical Design Skills

AR, VR, XR

90%

Immersive Experiences

95%

UX & UI

85%

Prototyping Tools

90%

Management Skills

Team Leadership

95%

Coaching & Mentorship

95%

Agile Methodologies

90%

Project Management Tools

85%

Development Skills

CAD tools

70%

Pitch Development

90%

Content Writing

95%

Coding (HTML/CSS, Javascript, C#)

80%