I offer particular expertise in the Design field, with in-depth knowledge of ideation, brainstorming, materials, manufacturing, building prototypes, and several CAD programs. I am a dedicated, detail oriented, driven professional with mechanical aptitude and who can see the smallest of details to the bigger picture. If you agree that my qualifications are a fit to your needs, I would be delighted to meet with you personally.
UPDATE: B2B Custom/Project/work requests on hold as of 06/2012, thank you. Private clients looking for furniture and accessory design of one-off builds still accepted.
UPDATE: B2B/Commercial Custom/Project/work requests on hold as of 06/2012, thank you. Private clients looking for furniture and accessory design of one-off builds still accepted.
Complete Resume sent upon request.
Selected Career History/Experience:
-Senior Mechanical Designer Contractor, Stratasys, Eden Prairie, MN.
-Mecanical Designer Contractor, Air Liquide, Chanhassen ,MN.
-Fixture Development, Target Corp, Minneapolis, MN.
-Furniture Design Engineer, Aaron Carlson Co, Minneapolis, MN.
-Industrial Designer, Contractor, Presentations Plus, Long Lake, MN.
-Design Project Manager Contractor, Star Exhibits, Minneapolis, MN.
Industrial Design Consulting:
-Consultant Industrial Designer, Wilson Leather, Minneapolis, MN.
-Consultant Industrial Designer, Anagram International, Minneapolis, MN.
-Collaborated with Architect to design & build project for a client.
-Personal Clients, custom furniture projects.
-MFA - Industrial Design candidate, Academy of Art University, CA. Online, on own time.
- (2) B.F.As: Furniture Design, and Sculpture. Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD). Related courses in Independent Studies in Product Design, Architecture, Graphic Design, and Animation. 2003.
-AAS Engineering, Hennepin Technical College, MN, 3.9 GPA, President's List.
- Solidworks, 3DS Max, AutoCAD(2D & 3D), Rhino, T-Splines, TSelements for Solidworks, Alias, Pro-E, Inventor, Form Z, Microstation, Adobe Creative Suite, Cabinet Vision, CadCode, SurfCAM, EPDM, Agile/Oracle, and MS Office. Advanced knowledge with very quick adaptability of understanding new software on both PC and MAC.
-Manual drawings, manual/electronic renderings, physical models, prototypes and rapid prototypes; client management. Identifying issues/defining problems; refining concepts easily, quickly, and effectively. Knowledge and successful use of ergonomics, universal design including ADA, usability, and design research. Expansive Historical knowledge of design styles, movements, and designers. Blueprint reading, creating, and understanding. BOMs, ECOs, GD&T, and RTA design.
-Artisan detailing on various woods, substrates, metals: distressing, carving, routing, planning, and aging. Laminates, trim routing, glue applications, vacuum forming. Accomplished in rough, intermediate and final sanding; fabrication techniques and processes; dovetail joinery, sandblasting, spray booth painting, shaping, and mold work. Hands on experience with site verification and installations. Extensive use of woods, metals, fiber glass, upholstery, plastics, molds and casting. MIG, TIG, other welding/metal working tools and equipment.