I am currently working in the Audio / Video furniture and accessories industry.

Work Samples

  • USB Wrist Watch

  • Men's Body Spray

  • Classroom Furniture

Work History

  • Industrial Designer I

    • Omnimount Consumer at Ergotron
    • Aug 2010 - Present (3 years 8 months)

    > Design and develop Audio/Video furniture and display accessories for the commercial and consumer industries.
    > Conduct various aspects of research including competitive market and empathic user research.
    > Create concept ideations through sketching and prototype fabrication.
    > Generate and manage product designs through the use of Solid Works modeling program and EPDM management system.

  • Contract Industrial Designer

    • Bemis Manufacturing Company
    • 2009 - 2010 (1 year)

    > Assisted in development of UPS Air Freight Delivery Systems.
    > Conducted research on materials and delivery system processes.
    > Developed concept designs for cargo and storage.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Szar Design
    • May 2009 - Dec 2009 (7 months)

    > Conducted market research on company trends, new manufacturing methods, and user needs involved in food packaging and point of sale.
    > Developed concept design sketches, prototype sketch models and Solid Works models of multiple food packaging and point of sale projects for customer presentations.

  • Researcher

    • Legrand North America
    • Sep 2008 - Dec 2008 (3 months)

    > Traveled across the midwest to conduct home style analysis of the region.
    > Interviewed home owners and documented trends and styles of the residences.
    > Presented photo observations and interviews to industrial design director.

  • Design Process Lab Staff

    • University of Wisconsin
    • Sep 2005 - Dec 2007 (2 years 3 months)

    > Instructed design students in welding and machining processes.
    > Assisted students in constructing product and sculptural models.

  • Framing Carpenter

    • Tappe Construction Company
    • May 2005 - Sep 2007 (2 years 4 months)

    > Built subcontracted homes for companies such as Pulte, Lenar, and Centex Homes.
    > Interpreted blue print readings for structural assesments of construction.

Education

  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2010
  • Minnesota State University, Mankato

    • English
    • 2003 - 2005

Specialties

Awards

Legrand North America - Certificate of Achievement in Research.

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