professional & educational overview

 

Freelance Industrial Designer // Founder

LANDAU DESIGN strategy + consulting

New York City

January 2019 – Present

Landau Design is a freelance industrial design practice based in NYC with specialties in:

product design // brand strategy // research // sustainability consulting

Creative Director

Functional Food Product Startup

Greenpoint, Brooklyn

April 2020 – Present

Design, brand strategy, and consumer research lead for a startup working on their flagship product launch

Industrial Design MFA

Parsons School of Design, class of 2020

New York City

August 2018 – May 2020

Recently completed a 2-year master's program, graduating with honors

Award- & grant-winning thesis project centered on repurposing underutilized waste streams as manufacturing material

Body of work focused on designing simple, sustainable solutions for urban & underserved communities

Independent Interviewer

CUCS // MOC // Human.NYC

New York City

May 2018 – August 2018

Conducting interviews with homeless individuals in Manhattan, and creating relevant insights regarding outreach & housing programs

Senior Analyst

Kelton Global

New York City

August 2016 – May 2018

Qualitative Research, Design Research, and Cultural Insights. Ethnographic research, focus groups, and innovation opportunity analysis

Brand Strategist

Horizon Media

New York City

August 2015 - August 2016

Mobile brand strategy, competitive analysis, landscape trend reporting, and industry event planning

Product Design B.A.

Dartmouth College

Hanover, New Hampshire

September 2011 - June 2015

Mechanical engineering major modified with Studio art, and the Tuck School of Business undergraduate program

 

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