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. Skills: -SolidWorks 2014 -Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 -Autodesk Inventor 2014 -Sketchbook Pro -KeyShot 5 -Adobe CC -Wacom Cintiq sketching -MS Office and Outlook -Rapid sketching and detail sketching -Wide knowledge of manufacturing processes -High level of LED components and applications -High level of understanding marketplace, competition, industry methods and relevant trends -Proven ability to develop products through conceptual sketching, prototypes, model studies and 2D and 3D software. -3-D modeling -Automotive painting -Welding -Metal working including fine metals -Mold making

Work Samples

  • SLIK wine pourer

  • Lowe's Starburst

  • Lowe's Solar Cattail

Work History

  • Industrial Designer/Engineer

    Design and develop new product and modify existing product by preparing sketches of ideas, detailed drawings, and renderings.

  • Product Manager

    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.

  • Product Design Specialist -Product & Lighting Designer

    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.

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    • Mettler Toledo
    • Columbus, OH
    • Apr 2011 - May 2011 (1 month)

    Designed innovative self-service weighing system.

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    Garden Furniture

  • Freelance Industrial Designer

    I was brought in for my experience and knowledge in trends to design faucets for American Standard.

  • Industrial/Product Designer - Ceiling Fans

    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.

  • Product/Packaging Designer

    • Studio33
    • Columbus, OH
    • Feb 2004 - Feb 2005 (1 year)

    Worked directly with owners to create an identity for their company. I designed the logo, packaging, plastic gift cards, and service list.

  • Industrial/Product Designer

    Updated advertising and merchandise specifically for dealership.

Education

  • Columbus College of Art and Design

    • BFA Fine Arts Specializing in Industrial Design
    • 2001 - 2005

    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. I have taken every bit of what i have learned and applied it. I have a strong sense of proportion and form thanks to my training.

  • Marion Technical College

    • Certificate Computer Aided Drafting and Design
    • 2000 - 2001

    While still in High School I took college classes. I earned a CADD Certificate and was in the top of my class. I also took Psychology courses which were able to transfer to the college of my choice.

Specialties

Affiliations

IDA - International Dark Sky Association

Awards

Dean's List 2003 Dean's List 2004 Finalist in Road Talk -Sponsored 2013 IDA Retailer of the Year Dark Sky Award 2013

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