LEGO Future Lab - Concept Designer
Winger Design - Design Consultant
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MS Industrial Design, B. Architecture
LEGO Future Lab -- Los Angeles, CA
Concept Designer -- March 2008 to Current
Designing business 'growth drivers' through innovative product lines and new play experiences with a team of designers around the globe. Responsibilities include front-end concept development; market, trend and ethnographic research; business, brand and manufacturing factors; visual communication and prototyping; storytelling and creating new IPs.
Winger Design -- Los Angeles, CA
Design Consultant -- 2007 to Current
Consulting services in various areAny plans on Sun afternoon? We're moving into the new place and could use an extra pair of hands for a few big things. Free food and drinksas of design and strategy: ranging from toys, sports equipment, consumer electronics, soft goods, furniture, architecture, user experience, illustration, graphic design, packaging and branding. Clients include LEGO, Bose, L'Oreal, JT Racing, Avery Dennison, several smaller companies and startups.
dTank -- Sun Valley, CA
Furniture Designer -- 2006 to 2007
Designed high-fashion furniture systems to fit each client's unique needs- user interaction, spatial requirements, design aesthetic, color and material palette, and budget. Created installation floor plans, specialized in LEED certification requirements and designed various dTank marketing material.
Art Center College of Design -- Pasadena, CA
Master of Science in Industrial Design -- December 2007
M.S. Scholarship recipient -- 2005-2008
Iowa State University -- Ames, IA
Bachelor of Architecture -- May 2003 Graduated with Distinction
Dean's List -- 1999-2003
Iowa State University --; Rome, Italy
Department of Architecture Study Abroad Program -- Spring 2002