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Santa Cruz, CA
Santa Cruz, CA
I’m an Industrial Designer with over 10 years experience in the Action Sports Industry, designing and developing market-leading, award winning designs. I am dedicated to creating exceptional products, which allow athletes to perform at their peak potential. Specialties: Design Language development and evolution, exceptional 3d hand skills and form development, Ergonomics, plastic part design, Design for Lean Manufacturing and sensitive cost targets, turning athlete feedback into inspired designs
Computer Skills: Rhinoceros, Solidworks, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Illustrator CAD-Tools, Microsoft Office, SketchbookPro, Keyshot Design Skills: Design Language development and evolution Exceptional 3d hand skills and form development Turn athlete and consumer feedback into market leading designs Research, Rapid Concept Development, mock-ups Drawing and Rendering Design within strict cost targets, under tight timelines, and for specific consumer groups Ergonomics: Cut and Sew padding, and molded parts Plastic Part design for extreme use, in multiple impact and weather conditions Excellent at working on a variety of projects at one time. Work Experience: 2005-Present Easton-BellSports Inc. Staff Industrial Designer Helmet Design, Master Building/Hand modeling, Product development, CAD for Production tooling, Product Ideation/drawing, Project Management, and Production Drafting. January 2005-May 2005 Easton-BellSports Inc. Industrial Design Intern Assist designers with technical drawings Designed a toddler helmet for the Bell Mass market channel. 2004 - 2005 IDE, Inc. Industrial Design Intern Assisted Designers and Pattern Shop with consumer electronics prototypes Jan. 2002–May 2003 Student Assistant, San Jose State Metal Smithing Shop Served as a resource person to over 30 resident students. Monitored the safety of students working with hazardous materials. Operated the burn-out kilns and casting machines. 2001-2004 Jewelry Production Lost wax casting, included; carving and sculpting on a detailed scale; Investing the pattern wax; operating/programming the burn-out kilns; operating the Oxy-Acetylene torch and casting machine. Multiple Wedding bands, and Wedding Sets. 1999–2002 Deborah Lynn Designs Capitola, CA Production Potter Throwing pots on a kick and electric wheel. Product photography. Mentoring and training new employees. Mentions: Editors Choice Awards for Bell Sequence and Giro Feature (various magazines) 2003 IHA Student Design Competition, Interests: biking, powersports, back packing, surfing, drawing, building things with my hands, and jewelry making are all things I enjoy during my free time.