I recently completed a M.S. in Product Design and currently work with a team in a motivated and product-passionate group at Gates Corporation. My practical experiences are varied but all contribute to my desire to build intuitive and excellent solutions. I love to get my hands dirty building prototypes and thrive working in a team environment. Specialties: Product Design, Problem Solving, Mechanics, Graphic Design, Project Management, Customer Service, Client Management

Work Samples

  • The 6ixpacker - Oregon Manifest

  • CU: Graduate Product Design - Final Project

  • Eco Products - Bite Size

Work History

  • Design Engineer

    Design engineer for Gates Carbon Drive System.

  • Product Tester: Cycling/Running

    • Pearl Izumi
    • Aug 2007 - Present (7 years 2 months)

    --Work directly with product line management on product durability, reliability, and feature functionality.

  • Graphic Artist

    • Panache Cyclewear
    • Boulder, CO
    • Mar 2010 - Dec 2012 (2 years 9 months)

    --Lead graphic design for custom cycling apparel.
    --Form relationships with clients to build apparel that makes their brand stand out.
    --Maintain branding for corporate clients in cycling kits.
    --Clients: Boulder B-Cycle, Alex Bogusky’s Fearless Force, University of Colorado Boulder Cycling Team, The Just Go Harder Foundation, FasCat Coaching, Bob’s Red Mill Cyclocross Team, and Boulder Mountain Bike Alliance.

  • Mechanical Engineering R&D Intern

    • Medtronic
    • Jun 2012 - Sep 2012 (3 months)

    --Designed and built testing fixture as well as testing protocol for environmental exposure tests.
    --Designed and built assembly fixture, integrated into assembly line process, and iterated design with feedback to optimize the fixture and process.
    --Created part drawings and documentation. Selected best material for construction, manufacturng method, and validated parts upon receipt.

  • Advanced Development Group Intern

    • Pearl Izumi
    • Louisville, CO
    • Jun 2011 - May 2012 (11 months)

    --Worked directly with lead product engineer to concept, create, and build prototypes for new developments.
    --Created protocol and testing procedures for quality control and assurance.
    --Prototyped yet to be released product interaction and user interface.
    --Work directly with product line management performing product research and development to optimize design solutions for cycling apparel.

  • Graphic Artist

    --Responsibility included carrying designs from concept to production.
    --Content included animating GIFs, banner ads, logo art, email newsletters, and business cards.
    --Lead creative direction for layout, styling, & copy-writing of pre-existing artwork.
    --Client work includes Strava, RockyMounts, Giveo, The Bicycle Outfitter, & Panache Cyclewear.

  • Production Artist Intern

    • Spyder Active Sports
    • Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)

    --Took apparel artwork through first prototypes to factory handoffs.
    --Work required professional fluency with Adobe Illustrator.

  • Client Manager

    • Pioneer Registration Services, LLC
    • May 2005 - Oct 2010 (5 years 5 months)

    --Successfully managed time & responsibilities while working remotely, two time zones behind main office.
    --Provided a customer service platform that goes above-and-beyond to exceed customers’ expectations.
    --Crafted solutions using database and hierarchy query with customer feedback that maintains customer loyalty while developing efficient site design.
    --Implemented successful podium jersey campaign to increase marketplace presence.

  • Carbon Technician

    • EBS Carbon
    • Nov 2009 - Jul 2010 (8 months)

    --Contract Position
    --Carbon fiber manufacturing for aerospace, military, and sporting industries.
    --Responsible for carbon lay up of ski boots and NHL hockey helmets, and military projects.
    --Hands on experience with mold building, vacuum bagging, autoclave operation, automated cutting table operation.

  • eCommerce Manager

    • Garmin Slipstream Cycling Team
    • Sep 2008 - Oct 2009 (1 year 1 month)

    --Managed inventory, shipping, and customer service for an emerging e-commerce website for the Garmin Slipstream Professional Cycling Team.
    --Contributed to sales and marketing promotions using social media campaigns.
    --Contributed graphic design for apparel and web-content.

  • Professional Cyclist

    • Jelly Belly Candy Company
    • Jan 2007 - Dec 2008 (1 year 11 months)

    --Professional cyclist for the U.S. based Jelly Belly Cycling Team.
    --Established a multi-faceted role as a leader, teammate, and marketing agent.
    --Influenced design characteristics for cycling products.
    --Maintained fitness with goal setting and discipline.
    --Accomplishments included KOM Jersey at the Nature Valley Grand Prix. 6 wins, 15 podiums.

  • Mechanic and Sales Associate

    • Two Wheel Tango
    • Jan 2000 - Sep 2000 (8 months)

    Bicycle mechanic and and salesman.

Education

  • University of Colorado Boulder

    • MS Product Design
    • 2010 - 2012
  • University of Vermont

    • BS Mechanical Engineering, Math
    • 2000 - 2005

Specialties

Awards

2012 WINNER - Breck Epic Stage Race Singlespeed Jersey Design Competition 2011 Participant - Oregon Manifest Design Challenge 2011 WINNER - ITLL Product Design Video Competition

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