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University of Illinois | Bachelor of Fine Arts | Industrial Design | May 2004
Parkland Community College | Associate of Fine Arts | May 2001
Steelcase | Grand Rapids, Michigan
+ Industrial Designer | September 2009 - present
Lead and contributed to all phases of product development across multiple categories and brands.
ACCO Brands | Lincolnshire, Illinois
+ Industrial Designer | Workspace Tools | June 2008 - February 2009
Key contributor to cross functional product teams in design and
expansion of the Swingline product offering. Generated product
concepts for in-line and advanced development projects across
three product tiers. Drove Color, Finish, and Material specification
and approval across multiple product categories.
Whirlpool Corporation | Global Consumer Design | Benton Harbor, Michigan
+ Industrial Designer | Jenn-Air Brand Studio | June 2007 - June 2008
Key contributor to evolution and implementation of new Jenn-Air Visual Brand Language. Collaborated with Jenn-Air studio, brand, and usability managers to develop and implement Jenn-Air cooking strategy. Lead designer of Jenn-Air cooktop and freestanding ranges lines.
+ Industrial Designer | KitchenAid Brand Studio | November 2004 - June 2007
Key contributor to cross functional product teams in the design and
development of premium countertop appliances. Governance and guidance of KitchenAid licensees to drive alignment with visual brand language and brand strategy.
TEAMS Design | Chicago, Illinois
+ Contract Industrial Designer | August 2004
Concept generation and development for international client list in various product categories. Complex surface development, review, and refinement for final data release.
+ Industrial Design Intern | June 2003 - September 2003
Complex surface modeling, detail refinement, and execution of design details. Conducted competitive product analysis to benchmark performance, feature sets, and pricing. Created high-fidelity physical models for unique router handle design.
Generating appropriate concepts and solutions from a user-centered and problem solving approach to design. Very comfortable working within and defining the constructs of brand, brand architecture, and brand languages. Able to analyze components and systems to develop modular platforms for optimally flexible product architectures. High aptitude for learning new skills, processes, software, and more on the spot. Solid understanding of materials and manufacturing processes. Strong Soft skills, relationship building, and interpersonal communication. Excellent idea and concept sketching. Compelling concept visualization. Solid form development through additive and subtractive principle. Functional prototyping. Hard beats, headspins, and footwork to rock your IDSA chapter's cypher!
3D: Rhinoceros, V-Ray, Auxpecker, Pro-Engineer (supplemental), Solidworks (basic)
2D: Adobe Creative Suite, Corel Painter, Microsoft Office
People, design, music, dance, art, mass-produced objects, media, popular culture, and the relationships occurring between any and all of the afore mentioned.
University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
+ Finalist, Brit Insurance Designs of the Year 2009
+ Businessweek IDEA Gold/People's Choice Awards 2008
+ Judge, IHA Student Design Competition 2007, 2008
+ Winning Works, Opus Design Award 2007
+ NCIIA E-Team Grant 2004
+ Finalist, IDSA Merit Award 2004
+ ID Outstanding Senior, UIUC 2004