My responsibilities include conceptual sketching, 3d design and product rendering as well as being a voice for human factors in the design process. My understanding of human factors as well as my graphic ability have made me a "multi-use" designer. I have been responsible for visual aides including anatomical sketches and product placement renderings. Outside of my professional world I also am a freelance graphic designer with significant corporate identity and logo design experience.

Work Samples

  • sketching

Work History

  • Industrial Designer II

    • Covidien North Haven
    • North Haven, CT
    • Jan 2007 - Present (7 years 11 months)

    - Hired after college to work on complex surface modeling for advanced surgical hand instruments.
    - Worked in team-based environments, voicing opinions on human factors, ergonomics and aesthetic form.
    - Spearheaded initiative to use 2D sketches for device user manuals instead of text to better serve a global market while saving budgets.
    - Earned a reputation for 2D sketches including anatomical sketches for device procedure simulations, graphic design for in house awards, product renderings and sketches for marketing and exhibit conferences and high-level renderings for product packaging.
    - Participated in a global company initiative to promote a common design form language for all products to create customer recognition in the marketplace.
    - Participated in multiple voice of customer events to better understand the demands of the customer in regards to ergonomic and aesthetic demands.
    - Member of a company wide diversity team aiding in the social agenda of employees, to help in the workplace.
    - Responsible for packaging graphics and Instruction for Use product cards.
    - Earned 8 international patents for medical device designs.

Education

  • Devry/Keller school of Management

    • M.B.A marketing
  • Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

    • B.S Industrial Design
    • 2005

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

POST GRADUATION: PATENTS (Associated with) -Surgical Access Assembly (Oct.2009) -Surgical Retrieval Apparatus (Oct 2009) -Surgical Retractor (Oct 2009) -Endoscopic Surgical Devices (Aug 2008) -Specimen Retrieval Apparatus (Feb 2010)

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