Jonathan is a designer whose experience was born from trying everything twice, from academia to the professional world. Currently working as an industrial designer in the field of medical, UX/UI, and traditional product design, he is employed at Metaphase Design in St. Louis as a senior industrial designer. With a Bachelors in economics, MFA in industrial design, and 12 years experience working in a range of design studio environments he enjoys the intellectual challenges of design strategy as much as hands-on product creation. His hobbies include collection and curation of iconic furniture, interior design at his home, working on complex European automobiles in the garage and sketching freelance for clients looking to reinvigorate product portfolios with new concepts.

Work Samples

  • Case IH Optum Styling

  • Component Detail

  • Packaging

Work History

  • Senior Industrial Designer

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    Senior Industrial/packaging designer at Studio One Eleven division of Berlin Packaging.

  • Product Designer

    • CNH Industrial
    • Burr Ridge, IL
    • May 2012 - Mar 2015 (2 years 10 months)

    Product Designer, NAFTA region for CNH Industrial's global brands. Specialties in user interface, interior, and electronics design. Proven track record creating exterior & interior styling proposals, advanced technology concepts, and leading cross-functional development teams. Develop patentable design concepts for new products. Create presentations to align teams to design goals. Champion improved product quality through design.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Grayhill
    • La Grange, IL
    • Jul 2008 - Apr 2012 (3 years 9 months)

    Product design for off-highway vehicle components, medical devices, and military hardware. Button icons and graphics for hard user interfaces. Icon sets and cluster design for graphic user interfaces.

  • Product Designer

    • Freelance Industrial Designer
    • Jun 2007 - May 2008 (11 months)

    Freelance work focusing on sporting goods and graphics.

  • Concept Refinement Designer

    • Sea Ray Boats
    • Merritt Island, FL
    • Nov 2005 - Jul 2007 (1 year 8 months)

    Design refinement for sport boats, cruisers, sport yachts and yachts.

  • Junior Designer

    • Luhrs Marine Group
    • St. Augustine, FL
    • Aug 2004 - Sep 2005 (1 year 1 month)

    Industrial designer with Luhrs Marine, working with designers at Hunter Sailboats and Mainship Trawlers on new boat products.

Education

  • Rochester Institute of Technology

    • MFA Industrial Design
    • 2001 - 2009

    Thesis topic: Design guidelines for creating a car for dense urban environments.

  • University of Rochester

    • BA Economics
    • 1995 - 1999

    Economics Bachelors of Arts with minors in Mechanical Engineering and Political Science.

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

Edison Award - Bronze, Protection Systems Rawlings Tachyon Football helmet - Contribution, Aesthetic design Concept Boat 2005 - Finalist Michelin Challenge Design 2004 - Finalist Motortrend Magazine Design Competition 2003 - 2nd Place Motortrend Magazine Design Competition 2002 - 3rd Place

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