A graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA in Industrial Design. My vision consists of bringing local talent together to develop innovative products in a fresh new way, and to keep jobs and businesses thriving in northeast Ohio. I have worked on hundreds of different projects, with 10 years of product design experience in Cleveland. I've developed products for companies like Fisher Price, Verizon, Unilever, Craftstman,Crayola, Procter & Gamble, MTD, and many more. I've aided in designing hundreds of products for the toy, baby, houseware, hardware and consumer product companies.

Work Samples

  • Chalktopus Chalk toy

  • Em1000 Kids motorcycle toy

  • Critter lights LED Keychain toy

Work History

  • CEO and Founder

    Cardboard Helicopter is a product development and industrial design firm located in Lakewood, Ohio. We visualize and develop refined concepts for innovative products. In addition, we assist in enhancing abstract or general ideas, including formulating renderings and prototypes at an affordable price. Our team works directly with inventors and companies seeking sophisticated and innovative product designs.

    Imagine

    Our goal at Cardboard Helicopter is to bring out the childlike creativity in everybody. We provide a new perspective on products ranging from children's toys, housewares, and even medical products, assisting in the design from the ground up. It all begins with ideas and sketches ranging from mild to wild!

    Develop

    We help take product ideas to the next level utilizing state-of-the-art 3D rendering and prototyping. Our internal 3D printer efficiently creates physical, functional designs, and our passionate staff includes some of the best local designers and creative minds. We strive to provide every product or idea with that “wow” factor for companies, inventors and licensees.

    Launch!

    Many of the concepts we’ve created are taken to the next level through manufacturing or licensing. We seek out the best fit for our product designs and work closely with these companies to bring the ideas to market!

  • Industrial Design contract work

    • Advanced HealthCare
    • Gates Mills, OH
    • Dec 2011 - Mar 2012 (3 months)

    Head of innovation of a start-up medical product company. Helped with industrial design, graphic design, exhibit design, along with creating a manufacturing facility and operating workplace. Created new ideas, as well as developing medical products for production.

  • Industrial Designer

    • MTD Products
    • Valley City, OH
    • Dec 2009 - Dec 2011 (2 years)

    Industrial designer for outdoor power equipment. Designed everything from tractors to snow throwers. Created new concepts along with production products. Learned from one of the best group of designers I've ever worked with.

  • Industrial Designer

    • TCI Medical
    • Sep 2006 - Feb 2009 (2 years 5 months)

    Helped develop a new product line of innovative health and beauty devices to co-develop with Proctor & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. Worked on presentations, story-boarding, conceptual sketching and rendering, website development, brand identity, prototyping, and graphics

  • Industrial Designer

    Team Power Wheels/ ESPN seasonal sports. Conceptualization of children's ride on vehicles. From initial sketching and ideation & rendering, to final presentation models.

  • Industrial Designer

    Sketching, rendering, research, model making, creative sessions, client presentations.

Education

  • Cleveland Institute of Art

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2002 - 2007

Specialties

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