Designer with fantastic sense of form, and proportion. Passion for solving challenges through design. Dedicated to improving the lives of the end user. Foundation experiences in a diverse array of industries has provided me an impressive skill set that centers on creative problem solving. Managing complex design challenges, utilizing research to provide insights, and collaborating with experts are second nature to me. I utilize sketching, rendering, CAD and mockups to execute new products. Experienced with Adobe, Wacom, Rhino, Solidworks and Alias. Passionate about executing research with tangible results. Love being in the field, working with end-users and learning about their needs. Natural leader, I inspire as well as participate. Gifted in dynamic presentations, as well as being a careful listener.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Product Designer

    • CNH
    • Burr Ridge, IL
    • May 2012 - Present (1 year 11 months)

    Vehicle and component design for Fiat heavy brands: Case IH, New Holland, Steyr, and Iveco. Focus on construction equipment, agricultural vehicles, trucks and buses.

  • Senior 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.

  • Industrial 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.

  • Industrial 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

Awards

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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