education:

march, suny university at buffalo, 2007 - 2012
research group: situated technologies

ma, suny university at buffalo, 2009 - 2012

ba, interior design, university of new haven, 2002

experience:

image terrain, west haven, ct
technical director    june 2008 - present
patent, chaotic symmetries - 116456.00007 pct
u.s. nonprovisional filed, 2009
pct international applications filed, 2009
responsibilities:
- translate pattern generation concepts and processes of image morphology into user-friendly environments
- communicate, interpret and provide technical drawings to patent attorneys and computer consultants
- develop promotional packages of design processes and software development

department of media study, suny buffalo, buffalo, ny
teaching assistant : programming for digital art
  august 2010 - may 2012
responsibilities:
- introduced undergraduate students to basic programming concepts using the python programming language by breaking down computing tasks into steps of an algorithm, writing programs to manipulate text and images, reading and understanding preexisting programs written by others
- updated and maintained the media study news and events blog

transystems, norwalk, ct   formerly silvester + tafuro design, inc
project manager : designer 3   may 2002 - may 2007
responsibilities:
- prepared one continuous set of documents from the inception of the pre-design documents of the pre-design phase to the construction contract documents of the construction contract to the construction administration developing and expanding through the project phases
- produced complete sets of contract drawings, contract requirements and specifications
- coordinated all documents with consultants and clients prior to evaluating bids in preparation of contract awards
- designed documentation and client coordination for site analysis, programming, space planning and finish material selection
- produced all types of autocad drawings, including required details
- organized and setup all autocad work on a project while advising less experienced staff members needing assistance

arabolos design associates, west haven, ct
design consultant
  september 2002 - may 2007
responsibilities:
- produced hand drafted construction documents from pre-design phases including site surveys and space planning providing recommendations for custom details of furniture construction
- assisted in creating computer manipulated artwork exhibited in several local galleries while publishing a book of artwork produced by artist john arabolos

department of visual and performing arts, university of new haven, west haven, ct
adjunct instructor : cad I and cad II
  september 2004 - may 2007
responsibilities:
- introduced undergraduate students to the use of AutoCAD as a drafting tool for the development of floor plans, demolition and new construction plans, reflected ceiling plans, electrical plans, wall elevations, finish schedules and type text/notes
- continued the use of AutoCAD for the design and development of retail and restaurant spaces while developing custom designed furniture and cabinetry into three-dimensional imagery in the interior spaces using different views

professional affiliations:

connecticut coalition of interior designers (ccid)
board of directors, 2002 - 2005

american society of interior designers (asid)
student representative to the board, 2000 - 2001

skills:

software
adobe (acrobat pro, audition, dreamweaver, illustrator, indesign, photoshop, premier)
autoDesk (3ds max, autocad, maya, viz), rhinoceros & grasshopper, sketchup
microsoft (excel, outlook, powerpoint, word)

hardware and fabrication
3d printing
arduino prototyping
basic circuit-making and sensor interactions
basic machine workshop and construction
laser cutting
soldering

languages
arduino, css, html, javascript, mysql, php, processing, python, xcode

scholarships:

fred wallace brunkow fellowship
suny university at buffalo, 2008-2010

publications:

olfactory geographies: guidelines for designing with scent, may 2012
intersight, v13.10, editorial board, editorial design, editor , may 2010, isbn 978-1-61623-300-6
intersight, v12.09, editorial board, editorial design, editor , may 2009, isbn 978-0-9771057-8-6
intersight, v11.08, editorial design, may 2008, isbn 978-0-9771057-7-9
nature genetics, volume 40, number 7, technical production, cover art, july 2008
nature genetics, volume 39, number 6, technical production, cover art, june 2007
nature genetics, volume 38, number 7, technical production, cover art, june 2006
chaotic symmetries, co-editor, technical production, february 2006

community service:

techarts for girls, sponsored by squeaky wheels buffalo media resource, may 2012
techarts for girls, sponsored by squeaky wheels buffalo media resource, may 2011
asid fashion show, generation color, sponsors essential glass coatings and arabolos design associates, university of new haven models bethany marchand and megan fafard, 2007

exhibitions:

olfactory geographies, mass potential : dms second year mfa show, ub art gallery, the center for the arts, university at buffalo, amherst, ny, april 2011
chaotic symmetries: the fabric of life series, silvermine arts center, new canaan, ct, march - april 2005