I hold a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign as of May 2009. I am currently working as an industrial designer at Whirlpool Corporation.
University of Illinois | 2009 BFA in Industrial Design | Highest Honors
Whirlpool Corporation / Benton Harbor, MI
// Associate Industrial Designer / KitchenAid / March 2010 - Current.
Design lead for cross-functional project teams developing premium small appliances. Assists in the development and implementation of new visual brand language strategies for multiple appliance platforms. Travels internationally for supplier visits.
// Industrial Design Intern / Maytag Brand Studio / June 2009 - March 2010
Key contributor to interior and exterior aesthetic development of multiple refrigeration products. Responsibilities included concept sketching, Pro/Engineer and Rhino data creation, Hypershot and Illustrator renderings, and coordination of high fidelity physical models for consumer research.
Elkay Manufacturing / Oak Brook, IL / Summer and Winter 2008
// Industrial Design Intern
Assisted in the design and prototyping process of Elkay's new "Statement Series" sinks. Helped prototype designs for Elkay's "Ez H20" water-bottle fill station. (See Elkayusa.com) Used SolidWorks to model, create drawings, and prepare files for SLA prototyping of sink accessories.
University of Illinois School of Art + Design / Champaign, IL / January 2009 - May 2009
// SolidWorks Teaching Assistant
Instructed students on core techniques for modeling and rendering through in-class demos and individual tutoring. Visited additional classes to provide instruction in Adobe InDesign
Big Ten Network at the University of Illinois / Champaign, IL / 2008-2009
// Motion Graphics Designer
Used Adobe After Effects to create titles and graphics for video programs showcasing academics, research and campus life. Shows are broadcast on the Big Ten Network. (http://illinois.edu/here_now/videos.html)
Pro-Engineer 4.0 / SolidWorks '09 / Rhino 4.0 / HyperShot / Auxpecker
Alias Sketchbook Pro / Photoshop / Illustrator / InDesign / After Effects