The Designer
Bridget Sheehan holds an MFA in Industrial Design from RIT and a BFA in Visual Communication from Ball State University. Prior to attending RIT, Bridget lived and worked in Chicago as a freelance graphic designer and as a graphic design intern at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. While attending RIT, Bridget was recognized by world-renowned software company, Autodesk, for her work as a beta-tester for Fusion 360. Bridget received the 2014 GlassLab Fellowship Award from RIT Industrial Design and participated in the GlassLab Design Program at the Corning Museum of Glass after graduation.

Bridget currently resides in Rochester, New York where she works full-time as a craftsman for world-renowned designer and furniture maker Wendell Castle in his studio. Her work in the studio involves digital modeling, woodworking, and preparing original plugs for bronze casting. During her time at Castle’s studio, Bridget has learned a variety of carving techniques directly from Castle and has applied them to work that has been shown in a variety of venues around the world. In addition to her work as a craftsman, Bridget works as an independent designer and as an Adjunct Faculty member for the Industrial Design department at RIT. Outside of work, Bridget enjoys riding and racing bicycles as well as exploring National Parks and historic landmarks across the country.
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