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Design Engineer at Gates Corporation
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
The 6ixpacker - Oregon Manifest
CU: Graduate Product Design - Final Project
Eco Products - Bite Size
- Gates Corporation
- Denver, CO
- Dec 2012 - Present (1 year)
Design engineer for Gates Carbon Drive System.
Product Tester: Cycling/Running
- Pearl Izumi
- Aug 2007 - Present (6 years 4 months)
--Work directly with product line management on product durability, reliability, and feature functionality.
- 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
- 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.
- Angry Bovine L.L.C.
- Boulder, CO
- Mar 2009 - May 2012 (3 years 2 months)
--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.
- 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.
- EBS Carbon
- Nov 2009 - Jul 2010 (8 months)
--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.
- 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.
- 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.
University of Colorado Boulder
- MS Product Design
- 2010 - 2012
University of Vermont
- BS Mechanical Engineering, Math
- 2000 - 2005
2011 Participant - Oregon Manifest Design Challenge
2011 WINNER - ITLL Product Design Video Competition