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Architectural and Industrial designer with a Masters of Architecture and a BFA in Industrial Design. Expert in digital fabrication techniques, 3d modeling, prototyping, fabrication and design theory. Looking to advance professional career in a hands-on design field of any scale or scope.
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FITCH, Columbus, OH Senior 3D Designer | Oct. 2012 – June 2015 Primary responsibilities included the physical design of retail environments and fixtures and design intent documentation for a broad range of clients. Consulted on strategic projects requiring a high level of design thinking and philosophy, focused on customer experience and design strategy. Led initiatives to better organize 3D model library and mentor co-workers in software. Produced prototypes for fixture concepts and other small-run products. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Adjunct Faculty | Aug. 2012 – Aug. 2013 Served as design studio professor for 2nd-year Architecture students. Led discussions on design philosophy and construction practicality. Provided weekly critiques. Lectured on digital fabrication techniques, CAD and CAM software. Continued to assist with maintaining equipment and researching new digital fabrication technologies such as 3d printing, laser scanning and CNC milling. The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH Graduate Assistant: Web & Digital Fabrication | Aug. 2009 – Aug. 2012 Primarily responsible for the operation of the digital fabrication lab in Knowlton Hall, consulting on fabrication techniques, maintaining equipment, and researching new digital fabrication technologies such as 3d printing, laser scanning and CNC milling. Also assisted in the development and implementation of new school websites. Designed and produced models for 2012 Venice Biennale, Field of Dreams. Awarded Thesis Grand Prize and Graduate Faculty Prize during final year of studies. Calphalon Corporation, Toledo, OH Associate Designer: Cookware & Housewares | Jan. 2006 – May 2007 Responsible for the physical design of products as part of the New Product Development Team. Collaborated with sourcing, engineering and marketing to provide products that met their respective goals of cost effective, safe, relevant and elegant. Researched user groups, and presented design directions. Sketched, rendered, developed, prototyped and presented product ideas. Maintained prototyping equipment, 3d printers, etc. Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN Design Intern | Jan. 2005 – Apr. 2005 Design Intern on children’s storage and teen furniture projects. Worked as part of the Kids Team to reinvent the Kids and Teen World at Target. Researched user groups and presented design directions. Sketched, developed and rendered product ideas. Other Experience The Bikeworks, Sylvania, OH Head Bike Mechanic | May 2007 – Aug. 2009 Responsible for assembly and repair of all bicycles, training for emergent technologies and tools, and mentoring junior co-workers. Required a high degree of mechanical problem solving and implementation within budget and customer-driven restraints. Provided custom fitting services and counseled customers through buying process with relevant advice. Red Cliff Ascent Wilderness Therapy, Enterprise, UT Counselor, Guide | May 2004 – May 2005 Counselor for at-risk teens and young adults as a backpacking guide within a wilderness setting. Led groups by example using healthy social skills and respect. Kept safety protocols through daily use of survival skills and outdoors expertise. Trained youth and junior co-workers in campcraft and other creative problem solving skills. Accumulated over 100 days of outdoor experience over the course of 6 months. BYU Outdoors Unlimited, Provo, UT Bike Mechanic, Ski Technician, Rental Equip. Manager | Aug. 2002 – Mar. 2005 Responsible for maintenance and repair of bicycles, skis and many other forms of outdoor equipment, both in house and that of our clientele. Helped to lead bicycling and mountaineering expeditions with guidance and mechanical support. Volunteer, Fortaleza, Brazil Full-Time Volunteer | Mar. 1999 – Mar. 2001 Served in Fortaleza, Brazil and surrounding cities as a missionary teaching English, religion and faith, and serving in other humanitarian capacities. Served as a peer supervisor in many areas to provide guidance and support. Learned the Portuguese language fluently.
Exit Review Thesis - Finalist and Grand Prize winner 2012, Faculty Prize - 3rd Year Graduate Student 2012, Venice Biennale Team - Field of Dreams
Sponsored Studio Projects include: Bell Automotive, Nokia and Hewlet Packard