JOPWELL product designer | may 2017 - present
I serve as the designer for the entire team. I design new assets and features for our digital product, shape our brand identity, as well as produce print and other digital materials (decks, animations, social media assets) as needed.
AMINO APPS design strategist | jan 2016 - may 2017
Project managed the entire app-creation process, from designing assets and icons for each of our apps to creating screenshots for the app stores to packaging them and preparing them for the dev team. To-date, I have helped design 300+ standalone apps, 2000+ facebook ads, and countless other design assets for the Amino team.
M & CO LLC. founder & CEO | feb 2017 - present
I recently established an LLC through which I do freelance design work in my spare time. I design logos, websites, and larger brand strategies. For more, visit www.merylandco.com.
CHIRPS CHIPS cofounder & creative director | sept 2013 - present
I cofounded this Mark Cuban-backed food startup in 2013 and continue to work on it part-time. I am responsible for presence on social media, our visual identity, brand development, and other creative needs. As a co-founder, I am involved in high-level decision-making, long and short-term goals and strategies, and any bumps in the road that come our way. For more, visit: www.chirpschips.com.
AKRF, INC. marketing designer | feb - dec 2015
Designed presentations, proposals, and additional print and digital marketing materials for AKRF, Inc.’s six locations. Develop logos and branding for new AKRF departments and services.
MFA DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION School of Visual Arts | sept 2013 - may 2015
Studies included human-centered design, UX/UI, systems thinking, design thinking, communication, brand development, and high-level problem solving. I completed digital and analog projects in entrepreneurial practice, leadership, and social enterprise.
REWORK operations associate | may - oct 2014
Implemented and oversaw new HR and operations processes for ReWork. Assisted the CEO and executive team with editing, designing, logistics, and strategy needs. Helped design and iterate ReWork’s new web interface and helped manage employees as the company’s model changed. *This was a short-term contract while I was in graduate school.
AB IN VISUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES Harvard College | sept 2009 - may 2013
Graduated Cum Laude. Studies in graphic design, the built landscape of America, illustration, figure drawing, and photography.
Secondary degree in Comparative Religious Studies
Studies in Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and the intersection of religion and the political narrative.