BACKGROUND

Experienced hybrid design professional with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness, and sports industry. Skilled in marketing design, packaging, branding, design research, UX design, 3D modeling, fabrication, rapid prototyping, and Adobe Creative Suite. Able to organize workload, manage priorities, meet deadlines, and work well within a fast-paced, collaborative, multi-tasking environment. Holds an MFA from the University of Notre Dame with teaching experience.


Education

University of Notre Dame

Master of Fine Arts – Industrial Design, Graduate Fellowship. Graduate thesis, Tribe, written on off-grid location sharing through wearable technology.  (2011-2014)
 

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART + DESIGN

Bachelor of Fine Arts  –  Product Design (2006-2010)


EXPERIENCE

ONNIT LABS

Senior Designer / Art Director  –  Specializing in product branding and marketing design. Responsible for managing product label design and output. Recently rebranded the entire Onnit supplement and food line. (2017-present)

ONNIT LABS

Graphic Designer  –  Design role specializing in marketing collateral and digital assets. Transitioned into packaging specialization in collaboration with the CEO and compliance team. (2015-2017)

D:e | INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DESIGN

Industrial Designer  –  Created visual assets, interfaces, 3D renderings, logos, website, and CMF specifications for products based in the medical device, computer, gaming accessory, pet toy, and cleaning supply market space. Work included UX / UI design, packaging, and retail display concepts. Involved presentations and meetings with clients. (2014-2015)
 

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Instructor of Record: Digital 3D  –  Course and curriculum development; undergraduate teaching of 3D modeling software. Instructed Digital 3D for two semesters. Covered Rhinoceros software, rapid ideation, project presentation, and various rapid prototyping techniques. Also instructed the Rapid Prototyping course as a supplement to Digital Solid Modeling. Expanded the design skillset of the undergraduate industrial designer by leading in-class demos and tutorials on current prototyping resources including CNC, laser, 3D printing, vacuum forming, moldmaking, modelmaking, woodworking, sewing, and finishing techniques. Lab hours and student coordination.
 

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Graduate Teaching Assistant  –  Instructed Digital 3D for two semesters. Covered Rhinoceros software, rapid ideation, project presentation, and various rapid prototyping techniques. Also instructed the Rapid Prototyping course as a supplement to Digital Solid Modeling. Expanded the design skillset of the undergraduate industrial designer by leading in-class demos and tutorials on current prototyping resources including CNC, laser, 3D printing, vacuum forming, moldmaking, modelmaking, woodworking, sewing, and finishing techniques.
 

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME

Teacher: High School Art Day  –  Instructed local high school students on shoe prototyping and presentation. Students were introduced to my project, Sobesoles
 

EIGHT BIT STUDIOS

Graphic Designer  –  Branding and logo designs for various clients. Work process included company branding, research, hand sketch ideation, and 2D vector artwork. Included presentations with clients. (Contract position)


SKILLS

Branding + identity design, creative direction, design thinking, design research, rapid prototyping, packaging, print, user experience, CAD modeling/rendering, hand + digital sketching, typography, CNC + laser cutting, fabric stitching.  Proficient in Windows and OS X.


ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Notre Dame Mendoza College of Business McCloskey Business Plan Competition Semifinalist (2015)
  • Notre Dame Industrial Design Graduate Fellowship (2011-2014)
  • Otis Dean’s List (Spring 2010)

PRESS

NOTRE DAME MAGAZINE

Sobesoles  –   Published in Spring 2012 Issue


Otis College O-Mag

(M)Arch Workstation  –  Published in Spring 2009 Issue


SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SPACES

Patagonia Bistro Table  –  Published in September/October 2008 Issue


LANGUAGES

Spanish  proficient
Swedish  conversational


EXHIBITIONS

'NEW FACES'

First Year MFA group show, University of Notre Dame, Isis Gallery (2012)
 

'MFA Or BUST'

Second Year MFA group show, University of Notre Dame, Isis Gallery (2014)


PATENTS

• Melchiorri, K. 2015. Wearable apparatus and related methods and systems. U.S. Patent Application 62148119, filed April 2015.

• Melchiorri, K. 2018. Thermochromic articles of apparel and methods of production. U.S. Patent Application US 2018/0000177, published January 2018.