I am an Experience Designer living in New Jersey.
I work closely with you to uncover innovation opportunities and co-create culturally relevant solutions (programs, services, digital products, roadmaps, etc) that improve your stakeholder experience by focusing on your customer’s most unsolvable problems.
I am in the business of helping people.
I help leaders like you grow purpose-driven organizations, from the inside-out. I help deans reimagine their universities. I help governments design meaningful citizen experiences.
I wake up each day with a deepening sense of empathetic responsibility to serve each human life. I know what it feels like to start on the bottom. I know what it feels like to be bullied because I’m different. I know what it feels like to be surrounded by haters who want to see me fail. I also know what it feels like to overcome those challenges. I know what it feels like to be a man who can look into the future, decide where he wants to go, and carve out a path to get there.
I hope to empower you with the tools to carve out a place for yourself in the new economy. In fact, on that note 🙂 I made this for you. Click play to listen while you read on.
Cultivating Community and Impact in Princeton | Published by Philadelphia reporter, Kristen Gillette of the social impact publication, Generocity
Undergraduate courses I designed and taught
Rutgers University – New Brunswick, NJ
- Co-Instructor w/ SAS Honors Dean Matt Matsuda, Introduction to Entrepreneurship (2012)
- Instructor, Marketing Consulting for Small Business (2011)
- Instructor, New Media Composition: Sustainable Cities (2010)
- Instructor, Digital Media Lab (2010)
- Instructor, Civic Engagement with Service Projects (2010)
Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count Summit, Denver, Colorado | Presented two workshops: “Strengthening Public Policy Reform with New Media Projects”, and “Influencing Change with Online Content”
School of Arts and Sciences Honors College, Rutgers University | Presented the 18-month acceleration process of how I transformed my Rutgers Diploma into a business that generated over $150,000 during my talk titled, “Design Your Own Future”. Also, separately, presented visual design of web app prototype multisided platform to act as a facilitation tool between a micro lending organization in New Brunswick and the small business community in which it served
Department of Human Ecology, Rutgers University | Presented two-part workshop of case studies, internet marketing methodologies, and hands-on application working one-on-one with student groups building marketing campaigns for 350.org
New Jersey Writer’s Alliance (NJWA), New Jersey | Presented the incubation process of following my idea as it evolved into a revenue generating enterprise laying the foundation for my career
Hub City Revival Documentary Screening, Tumulty’s, New Brunswick, NJ | Public screening with 100+ in attendance to watch a 60-minute film I produced over the course of three months with the New Brunswick resident-founded arts and music organization, Hub City Revival
City College of New York (CCNY), New York | Shared my personal story with undergraduates to provide relevant insights on building a career by leveraging technology in a new and meaningful way
Techstars, Curator 2015-2018 | Social Enterprise Startup Digest Curator for approx 6,000 global subscribers
IDEO, Global Design Coach 2017 | Provided an immersive, hands-on learning experience as one of the five global design coaches for the IDEO Design Challenge to Reimagine Higher Education
WeWork, Partner 2017 | Design experiential community events such as Thin Red Thread, Founder’s Way, and Side Project Sundays because it feels natural to sew myself into the cultural fabric of the community
Public-Private Partnership, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University 2017 | Mentor MBA team from INSEAD Graduate School of Business competing against their peers for the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Institute Challenge
Mobile Application Designer, Wolfpack 2015 | Bring relief to domestic violence through prevention
Videographer, Hub City Revival, New Brunswick, NJ 2010 | 60-minute documentary of an all ages art and music event travelling from New Brunswick to Jersey City to Newark
Videographer, Haiti Relief Benefit, New Brunswick, NJ 2010 | 4-minute video of benefit hosted to generate funding through the sale of artist’s original work
Videographer, Middlesex County Board of Education, NJ 2010 | Filmed monthly board of education meetings to provide footage to parents unable to attend
Host, ArtHouse, New Brunswick, NJ 2009 | Local artists and musicians transformed my home into an art gallery and music show
Videographer, City Council, New Brunswick, NJ 2009 | Published videos of the bi-weekly city council meetings on hyperlocal newspaper
Videographer, Ward Campaign, New Brunswick, NJ 2009 | 11-minute documentary about local activists working to change the form of government from an at-large city council to a ward-based council