Title: Trend & Innovation Manager
Education: Virginia Tech (Industrial Design)
Skill Arsenal: Customer Research, Industrial Design, Psychology, Brainstorming, Consumer Trends, Visual Communication
I am an explorer in both my professional and personal life. My natural curiosity about the world fuels me to uncover the physical, cultural, and environmental forces that shape people’s lives. Connecting the seemingly unrelated dots to inspire new product opportunities is my sweet spot. I’m comfortable living in the fuzzy front-end, and I strive to help others push their creativity threshold as well. At Trig, I am responsible for leading customer research studies, organizing and facilitating ideation sessions, as well as pioneering our services with trend research and trend field trips.
Previously, I had the unique position at Silgan Dispensing as a central resource for Innovation that combined consumer and brand-driven experiences with scalable manufacturability. In my role as Design Strategist, I helped develop injection-molded packaging for household brands across North and South America, Europe and Asia.
Bachelor of Industrial Design - Summa Cum Laude
Virginia Polytechnic State Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)