I'm Dylan! a 4th year student studying Industrial Design at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). I'm passionate about designing with character, purpose, function, and an element of humor or surprise. I've always felt most in sync with my creativity when working hands-on through sketching, prototyping, and making. While tangible design is my strong suit, I'm constantly exploring mediums, methods, and modes of thinking to bring new dimensions to a project.
Rhode Island School of Design Video
Behind Artists: Nexus Podcast (Spotify) Part One Part Two
My love for Industrial Design was formed by a culmination of my other interests. Until my second year of high school, I was set on becoming a commercial pilot. I have always been fascinated by the design of aircraft and the way they fly. After a few training flights, I decided that I'm better suited admiring planes from the ground.
My main passions are street / documentary photography and travel which often go hand in hand. In my free time, I study world politics and current events. These hobbies bring me diverse lenses that influence my approach to problem solving and help shape the language of my design.
As a Student
In 2022, I founded the RISD Photo Society (RIPHSO) on the idea of bringing together both RISD and Brown students who share a common interest in photography. Run by a team of 3, we host photowalks around Providence, Boston, and New York City, organize events such as book fairs, and manage an inventory of Fujifilm X-System equipment that members can lend for free through our accessible Equipment Loaner Program (ELP).
I served on the Executive Team of the RISD Student Alliance (student government) for 2 years as Communications Officer. Our mission is to amplify the voice of the student body, act as the bridge between students and the administration, and host events that promote community and engagement.
Photography Awards and Placements
01/2017 Photographer’s Forum High School & College Finalist
01/2017 Martin Luther King Strathmore Hall Exhibit
02/2017 Scholastic Silver Key Photography Award
03/2017 Montpelier Rising Artist Finalist
03/2017 Woman’s Club of Chevy Chase Teen Art Competition 2nd Place
03/2017 Johns Hopkins Explore Contest 3rd Place
03/2017 Churchill Literary Magazine 1st Place
05/2017 Nora School Photography Festival Street Photography 1st Place
11/2017 Nature Visions High School Competition 1st Place
01/2018 Scholastic Silver Key Photography
02/2018 Photographer's Forum High School & College Honorable Mention (Top 100 of 17,000)
03/2018 Montpelier Rising Artist Finalist
05/2018 U.S. Congressional Photography Contest "Spirit of The District Award"
06/2018 1 picture selected to be hung in MCPS offices for 1 year
02/2019 Scholastic Silver Key Photography Award
02/2019 Scholastic Honorable Mention Photography
05/2020 LEICA Icons and Legends Contest (#stayhomewithleica) 1st Place