Hi, I'm Parker Ortolani

I’m a user experience designer based in New York. Currently, I’m an intern at BuzzFeed Commerce, which is focused on new product development, licensing, affiliate commerce, and merchandising. While at BuzzFeed, I’ve gotten the opportunity to work with a wide variety of brands like Tasty, several new products like Social Sabotage, and on stores like Shop BuzzFeed and Homesick.

During my free time I write a blog, Inside the Park, an Apple focused Medium publication. Over there I share my feelings on things happening in the Apple community as well as the broader tech community. 

I have written a few opinion pieces for The Fordham Ram and am an active member of the Fordham College Democrats. I also currently sit on the Sexual Misconduct Committee for United Student Government and work to help educate the community about sexual assault, harassment, and healthier relationships.

My Resumé
Commerce Intern, BuzzFeed
May 2017 - Current
As part of the newly formed BuzzFeed Commerce group, I work with our heads of social media and marketing to help promote our products. Additionally, I assist other brands within the BuzzFeed Commerce family in a variety of ways. I've been involved in many projects, including but not limited to: Tasty Kitchenware, Tasty One Top, Social Sabotage, Shop BuzzFeed, As/Is, Fck Sht Shop, Glamspin, Wordy Wine, Mural Kit, Lego Duplo Brick Names and more.
At BuzzFeed Product Labs, I was responsible for photographing and sharing new products, helping manage our online shops, participating in new product development and brainstorming, assisting upcoming and current BuzzFeed brands, merchandise inventory for Shop BuzzFeed and Fuck Shit Shop, affiliate commerce, and more. Additionally, I worked my first trade show, New York Now, in late August. I have also worked closely with our design team on current and upcoming product marketing materials. 
Nichols School  |  2012 - 2016
Earned the Entrepreneurial Studies Award
Member of the Nichols School Leadership Symposium
Freshman Representative for Nichols Student Council
Co-Founder of Nichols News
Oarsman for Varsity Crew
Actor in Nichols Products of:
Alice in Wonderland, The Buffalo Myth Project, and Our Town

Fordham University  |  2016 - Graduating 2020
Majoring in Digital Technologies & Emerging Media
Minoring in New Media & Digital Design
Opinion Writer for The Fordham Ram
Member of the Fordham College Democrats
Member of the Sexual Misconduct Committee in United Student Government

Previous Work
SWRemote LLC (Now Pointman)  |  June 2016-August 2016
Media and Design Intern
I was responsible for designing landing pages, social media graphics, icons and more. The culmination of my work there resulted in me getting the opportunity to completely redesign their online help center.
Helm Experience & Design  |  June 2015-August 2015
User Experience Intern
While at Helm I had the opportunity to work on various projects, sit in on meetings with potential clients, experience Buffalo's startup community from the inside, all while gaining lots of user interface design experience.

Skills & Interests
Graphic design, print design, web design, user interface design, user experience design, branding, social media marketing, product development, Spanish, Adobe Creative Cloud, Microsoft Office, all Apple software, Android, Windows, Shopify, Ship Station, etc.
Apple, Nintendo, technology, podcasts, writing, fashion, pop culture, architecture, journalism, art, design, politics, apps, gadgets, marketing, news, media, intellectual property law, and more.