Beotis — Accenture: Fjord —Eckhaus Latta — Firefly — adidas — YMA FSF — Nautica — Fender — KXSC Radio

 
 
Beotis Creative, Summer 2019

Beotis Creative, Summer 2019

I worked as a marketing intern for Beotis founder Tabia Yapp and agency coordinator Royal Scales. The agency’s roster contains leading voices that challenge us to wonder, reconsider, unlearn, and relearn conventions within today’s social constructs. They’re hailed from Forbes to The New York Times; some even contribute to Marvel and Netflix. From creating social media campaigns to helping strategize digital content, I’m proud to be supporting and contributing to a beautiful team and worthy purpose.

 
Fjord, Summer 2019

Fjord, Summer 2019

At Fjord, I learned firsthand what working at a professional design agency was like. I participated in meetings, chatted with design directors and multi-hyphenate design leads, and pitched a future-facing concept with my team member. The wonderful, talented people I met reconfirmed and elevated my belief that design is intrinsic to progress and reinvention.

 
 
 
Eckhaus Latta, Spring 2019

Eckhaus Latta, Spring 2019

 

Tucked away in a quiet studio in Arlington Heights, I worked as a production and design intern for Zoe Latta and her team. I rarely opened my computer (unless it was for Excel). Instead, I would spend a hazy afternoon organizing, folding, packaging, inspecting, and labeling clothes. I painted fabric and knitted runway pieces. This role brought me a lot of quiet joy and peace in the midst of a stacked spring semester. Every material, texture, and color I came across felt like a treat. The people around me were wonderful and beautiful. I am grateful to have experienced a piece of Eckhaus Latta’s world, as a fan of the brand, the team, and their work.

 
 
 
Firefly, Spring 2019

Firefly, Spring 2019

 
 

In the last semester of university, I took on the most intellectually, emotionally, and politically sensitive role I’ve ever had. Creating accessibility to warmth for refugees in Greece is already difficult. Processing the nuances of collaboration with global partners and my position taking this role created questions I had never asked myself. This experience has been insightful and heartbreaking. I am fortunate to have worked within a talented team to tackle this painful issue.

 
 
 
adidas, Spring 2018, Fall 2018/Winter 2019

adidas, Spring 2018, Fall 2018/Winter 2019

 
 

Spring 2018: By chance, I worked with Ben Herath (designer behind the UltraBoost) to conceptualize and prototype a basketball shoe of the future.

Fall 2018/Winter 2019: My team competed with teams from Paris, London, and New York to create a dynamic retail experience for adidas’ 2019 COPA soccer cleat – and won.

Watch me!

 
 
 

I won a scholarship for my case study on Eckhaus Latta in 2019, and one for this case study on Outdoor Voices in 2018.

 
Nautica, Summer 2018

Nautica, Summer 2018

 
 

A working at Nautica looked like this: sorting through Lil Yachty’s archived collection, sketching outfits for SS2019, walking store to store in the garment district, carrying five bags of samples while sitting in the subway, and loving every second. I regularly communicated with designers, technical, merchandising, and directors to get the job done.

*Bonus: Met my beautiful friend and co-founder – Tara – there

 
 
 
Summer 2018 Explorations: Milan and London

Summer 2018 Explorations: Milan and London

 
 

Landed in Milan for a weeklong sustainability and fashion technology workshop. Right after, I landed in London to tour the city’s most historic and prominent design hubs.

 
 
 
Fender, Fall/Winter 2017 to Spring 2018

Fender, Fall/Winter 2017 to Spring 2018

 
 

For nine months, I worked with a fun team, Fender’s CMO and CDO to conceptualize a point of purchase experience that celebrates the power of music and the role Fender’s legendary guitars play in culture today.

*Process: Research 1, Research 2, Ideation, Refinement, Final

 
 
 
KXSC (USC Radio), Fall 2016 to Spring 2019

KXSC (USC Radio), Fall 2016 to Spring 2019

 
 

KXSC Radio has been a community and safe space for me, my love for music, my art, and my growth. This organization gave me the chance to lead their design for three years with my lovely design partner.

 
 
 
Misc. Artwork

Misc. Artwork

 
 

I love art! Always have and always will.

 
 
 
Interactivism, Summer 2017

Interactivism, Summer 2017

 
 

I spent a summer at my home town, Pasadena, working at a UX/UI agency with a focus on dynamic experiences that includes AR, VR, and MR. As their business development intern, I worked on managing their CRM, pitching internal growth strategies, and even creating VR tutorials.