Kayla Wolfe Resume
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Location: New York, NY, USA
School: Parsons The New School for Design
Major: Product Design

Kayla Wolfe Resume

Experience
ducduc llc
Junior Designer
August 2018 - April 2019 (9 months)
Greater New York City Area
Chic, conscientiously constructed and eco-friendly modern children’s furniture.Every ducduc piece is born in a tiny town in northwest Connecticut in our1890’s restored production facility.All ducduc furniture is hand crafted by master builders with attention to detail and quality that ensures it will last for years to come (through spills, slumber parties, late-night homework, and all of the other madness that comes along with being a kid).

-Introduce new technology into the prototyping phase using 3D printing software
-Design collections of furniture for a new line of children’s furniture while keeping production cost down-Enhance the design process by developing new processes for communication with the factory
-Work with engineering to develop safe and function designs
-Redesign the sales showroom to increase profit and foot traffic in the showroom

The New Traditionalists
Junior Designer
August 2018 - April 2019 (9 months)
Greater New York City Area
Custom made furniture solutions in New York. We make everything in one of our strategically located factories in New England and California that have a combined 220,000 square feet of manufacturing capability (that’s a lot of capability).

-Design showroom floor plan and artwork to enhance shopping experience and increase foot traffic in the showroom-Brought 3D printing technology to the company for prototyping and end result products by researching and purchasing machinery
-Design trade show booth graphic for both the Residential and Hospitality brands, while leading installations and keeping the team on the timeline

Daniel Michalik Furniture Design
Research Assistant
September 2017 - May 2018 (9 months)
Greater New York City Area
Furniture/ product design firm based in Brooklyn, New York, focusing oninnovative uses for underutilized and environmentally sustainable materials.Currently the line explores the potential of cork as a primary material forfurniture and housewares. Sold directly to end-users, as well as through several retail outlets in the United States and Europe.

-Increase efficiency of product development by implementing spec sheets using rhino technical drawings and high quality renderings
-Assistant with fabrication and development of current line of products and furniture
-Enhance new product development with photography and graphic design skills

Slash Projects
Intern
September 2017 - April 2018 (8 months)
Greater New York City Area
Slash Projects is a design firm based in Brooklyn, NY. Working in many facetsof design, from the architectural scale, to the interactive web and app, tofurniture, product design and beyond. Interested in the experience of design,and as designers, impact people's lives on many scales. We employ a kind of ‘slashism’ where boundaries are not fixed and one field flows into the other. Slash Projects is built on the premises of collaboration and the multidisciplinarywork that embraces a changing sense of the word ‘architect.’ This multi-faceted approach to design allows us to create experiences and environments that engage the end-user thoughtfully and consistently.

-Provided new ways of thinking to minimize the time spent on product production
-Handled quick model making through technical skills such as CNC, laser cutting, and metal working
-Brought in new knowledge and purchases to enhance production flow

The New School
Exhibition Assistant/Art Handler
August 2015 - September 2017 (2 years 2 months)
Greater New York City Area
The mission of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center (SJDC) is to generatean active dialogue on the role of innovative art and design in responding toour contemporary world. Its critical curatorial agenda, provoked by currentenvironmental and social challenges, reflects and advances creative researchand pedagogic practices. The exhibition and public programs in its two galleries encourage an interdisciplinary examination of possibility and process, blurring the boundaries between classroom, laboratory and exhibition, and link the university to local and global debates.

-Focused on optimization of tools and hardware use through organization
-Fabrication and refurbishment of exhibition furniture
-Instillation and de-instillation of artworks including: photographs, paintings, sculpture, and garments
-Responsible for minimizing time spent repairing and painting walls

The New School
Technician's Assistant
August 2014 - May 2017 (2 years 10 months)
Greater New York City Area
Since the founding in 1919, The New School has redrawn and redefined theboundaries of intellectual and creative thought as a preeminent academiccenter. Rigorous, multidimensional environment dissolves walls betweendisciplines and helps nurture progressive minds. At the university, student shave the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths for a complex and rapidly changing world. Hired to work as a technicians assistant in the new Making Center of Parsons, where any student can use interdisciplinary shops to create art and design.

-Increased compliance of safety rules and procedures
-Accurately taught students various beginning processes in various techniques such as CNC fabrication, metalworking, and woodworking
-Upgraded work spaces by making various projects to benefit the efficiency of the space

Product Design, Industrial Design, Photography