︎Hello! I am a
                     
    ︎CERAMICIST
    ︎RESEARCHER
    ︎DESIGNER


    based in Brooklyn, NY.


My work is in pursuit of delightful interactions. Process, research and prototyping are my passions. Porcelain is my favorite side project.


@dierdreshea
dierdre.shea[at]gmail[.com]
 

           



︎ education

PRATT INSTITUTE
Master of Industrial Design, with distinction, 2018. Brooklyn, NY.
Phyllis & Conrad Milster Endowed Scholarship 2017-2018,
Andrew Kostellow Fellowship 2016-2017

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, 2009. Baltimore, MD.
Dean’s List, 2005-2009

Design in the Connected World: MICA x Zayed University.
Summer, 2008. Dubai, UAE



| work experience

FREELANCE CERAMIC + MOLD FABRICATION
2014 - present | Brooklyn, NY
Clients include Richardson Magazine, Joya Studio, Eva Cocco
Production and consultation of modelmaking and ceramic fabrication with a specialty in mold-making and slipcast porcelain. Additional projects include silicone and wax mold production.

PRATT SCHOOL OF DESIGN | TEACHING ASSISTANT
2017- 2018 | Brooklyn, NY
G/UG Industrial Design Prototypes: Slipcasting.
Responsibilities include demonstration of fabrication techniques, preparing presentations, assisting students in design planning.

PRATT CERAMICS DEPARTMENT | GRADUATE ASSISTANT
2016-2018 | Brooklyn, NY
Studio and materials maintenance, delegation to undergraduate hires.

TELEOBJECTS | INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ASSISTANT
2016-2017 | Brooklyn, NY
Assisted in branding, prototyping, and crowdfunding launch preparation of smart product “Teleobjects”.

YOUNG ALEXANDER | CO-FOUNDER + DESIGNER
2012-2016 | Baltimore, MD | Brooklyn, NY
Handmade one of a kind porcelain home goods brand in collaboration with illustrator Na Kim.



︎ selected exhibitions ︎ special projects ︎ residency

NYCxDESIGN Student Showcase
May, 2017, New York, NY. School of Visual Arts, Products of Design.

New Approaches by Design: The Criminal Justice System
April, 2017. New York, NY. Church Street School for Music and Art.

ARTFOOD 2016 October, 2016. New York, NY. David Weeks Studio.

ARTFOOD Workshop Summer, 2016. Ćmielów, Poland.
Intensive porcelain tableware design + fabrication month at Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów i Chodzież S.A. with Marek Cecuła of Modus Design.

School 33 Studio Resident 2011. Baltimore, MD. School 33 Foundation.



︎advanced+ technical skills
︎moldmaking, slipcasting, ceramics
︎Adobe Suite (inDesign, illustrator, photoshop)
︎CAD modeling (solidworks)
︎Arduino, Processing

︎rapid prototyping (3D printing, lasercutting, analog methods)


︎proficient+ technical skills
︎rapid prototyping (CNC milling, lathing, routing)
︎CAD modeling (rhino, maya, fusion 360, keyshot)

︎sketching, drawing, painting, graphic design 
︎Microsoft Office

︎Keynote, Pages
︎Adobe Suite (AfterEffects, XD)


︎strengths

︎[digital + analog] ideation + prototyping

︎participatory workshop development
︎research development, user outreach, interviews 
︎production strategy
︎narrative development
︎critical thinking
︎communication + presentation

︎design strategy







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