Alyssa Gerasimoff

I am a recent graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Furniture Design and Culture and Sustainability Studies. My present work aims to raise awareness for and critically explore inequalities inherent to contemporary global food systems. Although my studies were completed in a three-dimensional medium, I enjoy working in a variety of two-dimensional and digital mediums. I am an academic at heart and writing is an essential practice that accompanies all of my projects. I am currently based in Berlin, Germany. 

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Rhode Island School of Design
B.F.A. in Furniture Design and Sustainability, 2020 
Honors Student, Sustainability and Culture Studies Concentrator

Brown University 
Cross Registered Student 2016-2020
Classes included: Multivariable Calculus, Genetics, Nabokov Retrospective

Harvard University Online Business School

Business Fundamentals CORe 2020
Program topics: Financial Accounting, Business Analytics, and Economics for Managers

Work Experience:

Freelance Design Consultant, Little Sun by Olafur Eliasson March 2019- Present
• Completed a six month communications internship in the Berlin headquarters in the Spring of 2019, continued as a remote designer
• Responsibilities include: digital and print material design, brand development, exhibition planning, English language copy-writing

Public Relations Coordinator, Brown Market Shares December 2017- December 2018
• Primary role was to maintain the identity of the Brown Market Shares Pogram through the weekly newsletter, social media accounts, and website maintenance• Designed a community e-cookbook which raised funds for the subsidized program

Design Intern, Observatory Design
January 2019- February 2019
Worked alongside the principle designers to prototype and ideate. Tasks included: sketching, 3D rendering, physical model making

Intern and Contributing Writer, Edible Rhody Magazine
June 2018- December 2018
• Managed social media accounts, wrote articles, conducted interviews, edited and developed recipes

Design Intern, Nest Homeware
June 2018- September 2018
• Assisted with completing the design of a new cookware line, refined molds and prototypes, completed brand and market research

Design Intern, Alan Tanksley Inc.
June 2017- Sept 2017
• Sourced fabrics, composed client Pinterest boards, organized the office materials library, contacted vendors for purchasing

Wilson Lab Intern, MIT Picower Institute for Learning and Memory June 2015- Aug 2015
• Worked under Francisco Flores in the Wilson Lab studying the effects of anesthetics on the brain, constructed electrode drives for implantation in rats, histology analysis, wrote a processing code to visualize LFP data

Software Capabilities:

Adobe Creative Suite:
Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign,
Lightroom, Dreamweaver




Department Community Citizenship Award
Textron Charitable Trust Fellowship
WithIt Scholarship Recipient

Autodesk Challenge Winner, MIT Hacking Arts