Awards & Accolades

Parenting Award, Aprica Koala Sling, 2018

Kohler New Product Development award for Innovation, 2009

Kohler New Product Development MEF Award for Sustainable Product Design, 2009

Good Design Award for Robern Cold Storage 2008

Home Magazine Kitchen and Bath Award for Robern Cold Storage, 2008

Woman’s Day Magazine Kitchen and Bath Award, 2008

"Phlower Power" Window Installation at the Art Institute of Philadelphia for Philadelphia Flower Show. Received Crowd Favorite Award given by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society, 2005. 

Philadelphia University Industrial Design Alumni of the Month, April-May 2003. 

Winner of the Daishinsha Award 2003 from Daishinsha Inc, Japan for excellence in sustainable design considering manufacturing. 

First place professional winner of the International Design Resource Awards,  Japan, 2002-2003,    

Winner of Biennial International Design Competition, Saint-Etienne France, 2002 

Philadelphia University Faculty Design Award for Excellence in Industrial Design, 2002

Mercer County award for excellence in Industrial Arts, Trenton Times, 1998


Press & Exhibitions

Exhibition: “PhillyWorks”, part of Design Philadelphia Oct 2009.

Exhibition and Presentation: “Mesh 575,” a part of Art All Night, Trenton, NJ June 20, 2009.

Exhibition: “Philly Heart Design,” part of Design Philadelphia Oct 2007.

Exhibition: “Indigenous,” selections from IDSA Philadelphia Chapter, at Design Withing Reach, Oct 2007.

Mentioned in IDSA Design Perspectives New Product Introductions, Nov. 2007.

Featured in "Eco Design Handbook" by Alastair Fuad-Luke 2005, Thames & HudsonPublishers. 

Exhibition: "Josh Owen & Friends,"  Philadelphia, PA September 18, 2004.

Exhibition: "Functional Art Objects and Music made from Refuse," Flux Factory, Long Island City, New York, September 10, 2004.

Credited for Set Design of "Gimme the Mike, Philadelphia," UPN57 TV series, summer 2004.

"Not Your Dad's Shop Class," ARA Content, January 2004.

Featured in "Becoming a Product Designer," by Bruce Hannah, 2003. John Wiley & Sons Publishers.

Exhibition: "Sustainable Connection - Art, Architecture & Product Design." Oct. 2003 - Feb 2003. City Space, Bank of America Tower, Seattle, WA.

Footwear design featured on the cover of Nikkei Ecology Magazine, Japan, May 2003.

Featured in Azimuts, Revue de Design Magazine, France, Fall 2002.


Speaking Engagements

“Hijack to High-Five: Emotions of Creative Critique”, Design MiX, September 2018.

"Why?": Strategies to make room for user research in any design process", panel talk, UXMad, June 2013.

"An Inside Look at Being an Industrial Designer", talk given at ChiDUXX, April 2013.

"Surprise! The Top 10 Things I Didn't Know About a Career in Design", talk given as a part of SCAD's lecture series of women in design, March 2012.

 PechaKucha presenter at “Mesh 575,” Art All Night, Trenton, NJ June 20, 2009.

"Its Not Easy," Panel Lecture, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, March 2004.

"OURO Footwear" Presentation as Winner of the Daishinsha Award, 2003

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