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Alaina is an industrial designer at Smart Design in New York.

When she’s not in the studio, you can find her riding bikes around the city, improving her yoga practice, and illustrating characters. Recently she’s even learning to animate. Take a look at her doodles here.




Designing for People

At Smart Design, Alaina is part of a multi-disciplinary team bringing user-centered products to market.

In one of her favorite programs for the OXO Tot line, Alaina designed for parents and their little ones as they tackle potty training. Check back soon to learn about the development process.


Time for school

Alaina’s alma mater, University of Cincinnati, College of DAAP, encouraged education through practical work experience.

Before she landed in New York, Alaina worked + studied in Chamonix, Berlin, and Amsterdam. Now, her four years as a “professional intern” inspire her efforts as an intern coordinator at Smart Design.

Ask for her tips about sorting through 300 portfolios!