Specialties: Prototyping, Product Design, Writing, Arduino, 2D Information, 3D Information, Interactive Information, Idea Testing, Intern Wrangling, Co-Hosting a Variety Show...

Work Samples

Work History

  • Product Developer

    • Developing Product
    • Sourcing Parts
    • EE Consulting
    • Managing Drivers
    • Building Models
    • Mocking Up Controls

  • Lab Manager

    • Coordinating project testing with authors, interns, editors, designers, and readers
    • Managing and hiring a team of engineering interns
    • Assisting in various processes including sewing, CAD, 3D printing, and more
    • Designing kits from formless projects
    • Consulting on product design
    • Hands-on building and testing
    • Maintaining tools, materials, and equipment
    • Fact-checking technical information
    • Illustrating technical diagrams
    • Demonstrating projects at public events

  • CAD Specialist

    • Phoenix Day
    • Aug 2011 - Nov 2012 (1 year 3 months)

    • As the only CAD Specialist on site, communicated between fabricators and company President
    • Created models and assemblies of product line
    • Created and updated readable and precise machine-ready drawings
    • 3D modeled part library for use throughout product line
    • Created patterns for sheet metal
    • Solved design problems on-the-fly
    • Worked with shop workers to realize difficult concepts

  • Associate Designer

    • PBteen
    • 2012 - 2012

    • Drew up specs
    • Ideated range of designs
    • Researched trends

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Sparse
    • Apr 2011 - Sep 2011 (5 months)

    • Helped develop first product in the company to get to market
    • Responsible for vast ma jority of electronic prototyping
    • Tracked down best suppliers for company’s needs
    • Designed and programmed electronics for high-end bike lights
    • Investigated and developed optics
    • Consulted on product designs
    • Participated in sketch sessions

  • Intern / Consultant

    • Klutz
    • May 2008 - Feb 2009 (9 months)

    • Assembled functional prototypes
    • Helped optimize designs for production
    • Communicated intricate part orders with manufacturing
    • Revised orthographic drawings
    • Assisted with and conducted focus groups
    • Shot, edited and produced demo video
    • Wrote instructions that were clear enough for a young child

Education

  • California College of the Arts

    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) Industrial and Product Design
    • 2007 - 2010

Specialties

Awards

2011 Finalist in NASA & Etsy Space Contest 2009 #1 Toy of the Year Award, FamilyFun magazine (Invasion of the Bristlebots – Klutz) 2009 Good Housekeeping Magazine’s Best Toys of the Year (Invasion of the Bristlebots – Klutz) 2009 Winner of Nvidia “Speak Visual” competition

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