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Education —


  • MFA Design + Technology The New School, New York City, USA (2015).
  • LEF (Luxury Education Foundation) Alumina — Master course in Strategic Design in Luxury – The New School + Columbia University Business School, New York City, USA (2015).
  • BA (Hon) Art + Art History Specialist, Culture Communications Information Technology Major — University of Toronto, Mississauga, CAN (2011).
  • Diploma in Art History — Sheridan College, Oakville, CAN (2011).
  • Certificate in Information Technology — Sheridan College, Oakville, CAN (2011). 

Experience —


  • Manager & Haberdashery Enthusiast — Sussman’s Supply Co. Ltd. – Hamilton, CAN (2015 May-present).
  • Creative Director — Studio Twelve, remotely: Guangzhou, China (2017 Mar-present).
  • Jewelry Designer — acted as, Graff Diamonds, held by LEF with The New School, New York City, USA (2015 Jan-Apr).
  • Creative Consultant + Design Strategist — acted as, Van Cleef & Arpels, held by LEF: The New School jointly Columbia University Business School, New York City, USA (2014 Sept-Dec).
  • Creative Director — Heartsbridge, remotely: Hong Kong (2013 May – 2014 Aug).
  • Co-Founder — Plumule Feathers, Toronto, CAN, (2009 Sept-present).


Exhibits —


  • MFA D+T Graduate Exhibition — The New School, New York City, USA (2015).
  • Luxury Education Foundation 10 Years Exhibition — The New School, New York City, USA (2015).
  • Gotham Magazine: Sponsored: LEF Celebrates 10 Years — online, New York City, USA (2015).
  • Mosaic Mural Past & Present — Kensington Health, Toronto, CAN (2011).
  • Polar Bear on Thin Ice — Hotshot Gallery Group Exhibition, Toronto, CAN (2010).
  • Wish You Were Here Design Exhibit — Sheridan College, Oakville, CAN (2009).


Awards —


  • Annie Smith Graduate Scholarship Award — University of Toronto jointly Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, CAN (2015).
  • Annie Smith Graduate Scholarship Award — University of Toronto jointly Sheridan College, Oakville, ON, CAN (2013).
  • Past & Present Techniques Award of Excellence — University of Toronto jointly Sheridan College,  Oakville, CAN (2011).
  • Polar Bear: On Thin Ice Poster Award — University of Toronto jointly Sheridan College,  Toronto, CAN (2010).


Volunteer —


  • Photographer — Elementary School Farms Field Trip, Toronto, CAN (2017).
  • Teaching Assistant — Art City: St. James Town, Toronto, CAN (2011).

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