It's not who you are underneath, but what you do that defines you.
Deskana Product, iOS App, and Thesis
Senior Honors Thesis on an IoT Chair
The Enigma Club
An event delivery service specializing in immersive real-world games.
IdeaHive App Protoype
An App Designed for Idea Sharing at Universities
Top of the World Yoga
A site I built for a yoga studio.
A personal logo and site.
My solution for wellness at work.
Penn State Startups.
Easypose was a wellness service.
Things I've written on the internet.
Top of the World Yoga
I designed and built this site for a teacher who's recently opened a studio in her basement, with the goal of creating calming, wise vibes through the color scheme. I also know the importance of
creating a yoga website where customers have access to class schedules, registration, and payment options to increase revenue. This project is still a work in progress, as I have yet to transfer it to its new domain or
build out an online store, but I'm looking forward to completing it by the end of 2015.
As a yoga teacher and student, I noticed two things: that sitting for hours a day isn't healthy for us, and that when working with computers, we have a shocking
tendency to slouch, further decreasing our wellness. Using my yoga training and knowledge of technology, I dreamed up a solution that will boost productivity at the workplace. I'm working on a novel desk and chair that will alleviate these problems using ultrasonic position sensors,
bluetooth LE and an iOS application to bring my vision to life. I am incredibly excited about the progress we've been making.
I created an initial website for my professional and scholarly work, but because I used a template, I wasn't happy with the design.
I've created and redesigned this site myself, as well as the logo above. However, the quest to achieve the perfect responsive website is never over, and neither is the thirst for personal development and improvement.
Innoblue is a unique community for entrepreneurs at Penn State. Innoblue provides resources, mentorship, funding, and support for over 2,000 students looking to pursue their ideas.
I was Vice President of Innoblue for 6 months, and was involved as marketing lead prior to that. Innoblue has shaped my views and given me the skills to reach out and pursue my dreams. While I
worked with the fantastic team at Innoblue, I helped recruit and engage students, plan and organize our major events with companies like Microsoft and Reddit, led our marketing efforts online, oversaw a massive increase in our membership,
and often covered event photography, press communication and community management. I left in early 2015 to pursue my own projects, but maintain a close connection to the community and its members.
I started a workplace wellbeing service that would provide yoga and meditation services for small and large companies in the State College area. I failed a lot, made some reveue, but decided ultimately to pivot to my current project, deskana.
I chose to display this project because it was the first website I ever designed - and it makes me cringe. The colors are too bold, and there is no cohesive theme to bring it all together. I've made a lot of
strides since I started working on easypose in design, business development, customer pain point extraction and copywriting, but it's important to stay humble. This is my way of doing that.
I've been a staff writer for The Daily Collegian, a Contributor to Onward State, and have always written for both personal gratification as well as crafting compelling arguments. Whether I've been copywriting or delivering my senior thesis, writing has always been a passion and strength. Here are some highlights of my work.
For a course I took in Human Computer Interaction and Design, I prototyped this app using photoshop, illustrator, and the popular tool InVision. IdeaHive was intended to be used by the university community to post and share ideas, discuss, and vote on the most popular ones.
The Enigma Club is an event delivery service, specializing in murder mysteries, escape rooms, and logic puzzles. My co-founders and I won $10,000 from the Penn State Summer Founders Program to explore and develop our idea further. We developed a website for The Enigma Club, and tested our product ideas with users. Ultimately, two of the three founders left to pursue full-time consulting careers, but the Enigma Club lives on in State College, PA, run by Penn State Alum Matt McGee.
For my senior thesis, I redesigned the deskana app. Deskana is an Internet of Things chair that senses posture and recommends stretches and movement at regular intervals. Studies show that moving every 20 minutes can significantly reduce the negative effects of sedentary behavior.