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With the spirit of an inventor and the passion of an artist, I earned an Industrial Design degree. It is now time to take on new challenges in the professional realm of design. I look forward to the journey ahead.
Indoor / Outdoor Furniture Design
Trail and Hiking Footwear
Freelance Industrial Designer - Xipiter LLC Portland, OR --- Designed exterior casings for computer hardware and consumer electronics Aug 2014 - Present --- Networked and consulted with plastics manufacturers and facilities Security Officer, Tac-One Security Portland, OR --- Patrol properties, write reports, perform investigations July 2013 - Present --- Condo concierge; security for NBC show "Grimm" and movie "Wild" Hotel Valet - multiple locations - Ace Parking Management Portland, OR --- Parked vehicles, transported luggage, customer service July 2013 - Jan. 2014 Intern, Art Design Portland (ADX) Portland, OR --- Maintained workshop, assisted clients with shop equipment and design Aug. 2012 - Jan. 2013 English Teacher Prague, Czech Republic --- Taught grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation to Eastern European students Feb. 2009 - June 2009 Call Center Representative; Harry & David Medford, OR ---Placed gift orders over the telephone with clients, customer service, marketing Oct. 2008 - Jan. 2009 Forest Fire Fighter; Eagle Pass Reforestation Eagle Point, OR -- Fought fires, established fire perimeters, strategized fire prevention May 2006 - Sept. 2006 Fieldwork Volunteer, Yamhill Basin Council McMinnville, OR -- Assisted field researchers gathering & recording data 2005 - 2007 Cutco Sales Representative; Vector Marketing Medford, OR -- Product demonstrations, sales, customer service 2006 Auto Body Apprentice; Kraftworks Auto Body Medford, OR -- Classic Car restoration: Body work, dent and rust repair, metal reshaping, July 2002 - Aug. 2003 welding, priming and painting Crew Member, Taco Bell Medford, OR -- Customer service, cashier, clean up, food preparation July 2002 - Aug. 2003
After graduation, I returned to the Art Institute of Portland for a "Digital Presentation", a class of interest.
Studying industrial design allowed better understanding of manufacturing, aesthetics, drawing/rendering, consumer trends, CAD software, organizing presentations, and so much more.
At Linfield College, my liberal arts education included coursework in writing, psychology, biology, ecology, economics, policy, mathematics, studio art, photography and philosophy. My focus was Environmental Science with an Art minor.