- Currently freelancing but actively seeking a full-time design position - Open to relocating for the right opportunity My greatest asset is undoubtedly my skill at sketching! I'm very team oriented with a "Utility-Man" approach towards facilitating to all avenues of the design process. Highly skilled in a broad and diverse array of comp software and I'm always taking additional courses, learning new programs and remaining open-minded. I am fluent with, Rhino, Autodesk Alias, Sketchbook Pro + Designer, Adobe Creative Suite and Illustrator, and comfortable using any and all 2D and 3D tools at my disposal to share ideas with a team. Using these skills, I can communicate an idea effectively, accurately and with no hesitation, allowing me to move through projects at a rapid pace. Detail-oriented and highly organized in my conceptualization, I am also straightforward, confident, and charismatic when sharing ideas, and am a positive team player. I tend to multitask on several projects at once, and strive to prioritize and streamline my work as much as possible while still exploring creative innovation to its greatest extent.

Work Samples

  • Pearl - Eco Open Seas Houseboat

  • Footwear Design - Tabi Tact 1.0 Boot Concept

  • Furniture Design - Serpa Bookshelf

Work History

  • Visual Merchandiser/Designer

    Design work for three Malls/Centers in Southeast Michigan - Great Lakes Crossing outlets, Twelve Oaks Mall, Fairlane Towncenter

    Currently designing and fabricating Retail Merchandise Units (RMU and Kiosks). Create entirely new designs for Licensee's products/merchandise and work closely alongside each client to create a pleasurable and dynamic consumer experience for each RMU.

  • Blakes Hard Cider Co. - Logo/Graphic Design

    • Blake Farms
    • Armada, MI
    • Apr 2013 - Jan 2014 (9 months)


    Worked with Andrew and his family to create a brand identity that captured the essence of their future business endeavor. Conceptualized and created Blake's Hard Cider Co. logo and continue to develop their company brand/identity. Envisioned and designed Blake's Hard Cider Co. bottle label(s), bottle shape and conceptualized bottle form development.

  • Furniture Designer

    • Paul Thomas Design
    • Miami, FL
    • May 2010 - Nov 2011 (1 year 6 months)


    - 2,300 sq/ft. professional, state-of-the-art wood-shop

    - Aided Paul Thomas on daily shop routines, shop upkeep and general maintenance.

    - Assisted in high-end residential furniture/cabinetry builds & installations

    - Acquired keenly developed tradesman skills working with precision hand tools

    - Learned the differences between one-off, high-end furniture building vs. high turn-around / fast production furniture deliverables

    - Eventually the apprenticeship transitioned into a hourly paid position.

    - Thankfully, still got all ten fingers.

Education

  • College for Creative Studies

    • Bachelor's Degree - Industrial Design / Product Design
    • 2004 - 2009
  • College for Creative Studies CCS

    • Minor Illustration
    • 2004 - 2009
  • Art Center College of Design

    • Summer Internship Industrial Design / Product Design
    • 2004 - 2005
  • (DASH) Design and Architecture Senior High

    • Diploma & Developed Complete Industrial Design Portfolio
    • 2000 - 2004

Specialties

Awards

LG Design for the Future competition Awarded - Honorable Mention FORBES Magazine Publication - http://www.forbes.com/pictures/elfk45lhe/pearl-4/ 15 of the worlds coolest Floating Homes Blog Publication - http://www.furniturefashion.com/2011/01/27/15-of-the-worlds-coolest-floating-homes.html

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