As an industrial designer, my goal is to create products that are thoughtfully designed, appropriate to their usage, and effective for the manufacturer, retailer, and the end-user. Kichler - Independence, OH Associate Product Manager March 2014 - December 2014 Manage and design product for Lowe’s, Home Depot, and Menards. Job responsibilities included trend research, gap analysis, market analysis, communicating and tracking excel spreadsheets, designing for low price point, and sending SolidWorks data to Asia. Lowe’s Companies Headquarters - Mooresville, NC Product Design Specialist -Product & Lighting Designer December 2011- March 2014 Award: Design Department won IDA Retailer of the Year Dark Sky Award 2013 Designing for Portfolio and Allen+Roth Brands across all thirteen lighting categories. My job responsibilities included trend research specifically in home decor, gap analysis, concept sketching and ideation, 3D modeling and computer rendering, presenting concepts to merchants, communicating 3D and 2D data to China, and reviewing engineering data as well as prototypes. Mettler Toledo - Columbus, OH Freelance Industrial Designer April 2011 - May 2011 Designed innovative self-service weighing system. Ames True Temper Freelance Industrial Designer Summer 2010 Garden Furniture Priority Designs - Columbus, OH Freelance Industrial Designer Spring 2010 I was brought in for my experience and knowledge in trends to design faucets for American Standard. Hunter Fan Co. - Memphis, TN Industrial/Product Designer -Ceiling Fans Fall 2005- June 2009 Designed successful Hunter core product, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Costco, and Menards. Worked directly with engineering, marketing, and management. My job responsibilities included research, concept sketching and ideation, 3D modeling and computer rendering, sending and communicating 3D data to China, concept model critiques and model finishes. A.D. Farrow Harley-Davidson - Columbus, OH Industrial/Product Designer February 2004- April 2004 Updated advertising and merchandise specifically for dealership. Studio33 - Columbus, OH Product/Packaging Designer 2004- 2005 Worked directly with owners to create an identity for their company. I designed the logo, packaging, plastic gift cards, and service list. Skills: -SolidWorks 2014 -Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 -Autodesk Inventor 2016 -Sketchbook Pro -KeyShot 5 -Adobe CC -Wacom Cintiq sketching -Rapid sketching and fine detail sketching -MS Office and Outlook -Wide knowledge of manufacturing processes including plastics and sheet metal processes -High level of LED components, photometric testing, and application knowledge -High level of understanding marketplace, competition, industry methods and relevant trends -Research and trend methodologies including SWOT analysis, gap analysis, attending international product shows, and generating targeted trend curves. -Proven ability to develop products through conceptual sketching, prototypes, model studies and 2D and 3D software. -3D modeling -Automotive painting -Welding -Metal working including fine metals -Mold making
SLIK wine pourer
Lowe's Solar Cattail
Design and develop new product and modify existing product by preparing sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, and renderings.
Responsibilities include assisting in managing the entire Home Center product line including lighting and ceiling fans, conduct industry and market research, define features, functions and specifications of the product, establish target cost and selling price, forecasting, product launch, product development, and vendor relations, assist in planning for the end of life of the product.
Support product development with both in-house design team and vendors in Asia. Key competitor analysis and gap analysis. Identify and advise on market trends. Design products as needed and provide 2D and 3D CAD data to vendors. Participate in product line review meetings with retail customers as needed.
Designing for Portfolio and Allen+Roth Brands across thirteen lighting categories. Products include chandeliers, pendants, solar and low voltage landscape, security lighting, and portables.
Being part of a strong team, I participate in group critiques, off site market and retail research. I also go to lighting and product shows quarterly. Projects and concepts are closely developed and managed through the entire design process. My job responsibilities included product and trend research, concept sketching and ideation, 3D modeling and computer rendering, presenting concepts to merchants, communicating 3D and 2D data to China, reviewing engineering data as well as prototype critiques. Assisted in setting up and participating in group studies to develop a better understanding of customers and their needs including contractors, DIYers, and electricians specifically for ease of installation. Worked with a photometrics testing facility to learn about the testing process and how it could be brought in house. Assisted in setting up new planograms at the planogram facility to update 1,700+ stores.
Designed innovative self-service weighing system.
I was brought in for my experience and knowledge in trends to design faucets for American Standard.
Designed Hunter core product, Lowes, Home Depot, Costco, and Menards.
As a part of an eight person product design team, I worked directly with engineering, marketing, and management. Being part of a strong and growing team, I participated in group citiques, rapid ideation and off site market and retail research. I oversaw projects through the entire design and development process. My job responsibilities included research, concept sketching and ideation, 3D modeling and computer rendering, sending and communicating 3D data to China, concept model critiques and model finishes.
Worked directly with owners to create an identity for their company. I designed the logo, packaging, plastic gift cards, and service list.
Updated advertising and merchandise specifically for dealership.
Originally seeking a degree in fine art and sculpture, I discovered industrial design and fell in love with it. -A jack of all trades. I took additional classes to take to learn skills that greatly interested me. -Sculpture, Metal working with fine metals, Fine Art Drawing, and Writing.
While still in High School I took college classes. I earned a CADD Certificate and was in the top of my class.