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Product Designer at Sound United
San Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
I seek to design ordinary things. Ordinary things are thoughtful, approachable, durable, and beautiful. Ordinary status is the ultimate achievement a brand or product can attain--few brands or products have sustained their commitment to it--those that have posess a culture of consistent commitment to excellence, innovation, and empathy. All others fade away.
My life experiences in a variety of cultures, contexts, and locations have only broadened my understanding of the ordinary. I strive to design things that deserve to exist, that build brand trust with long-tail financial returns, and make a positive contribution to the world, however small it may be.
Polk 4Shot Xbox One Headphones
Polk Melee Xbox 360 Headphones
Altec Lansing InMotion
I am fortunate to currently be part of the fun and talented team at the Global Design Center for DEI Holdings' Audio Division Sound United, based in North County San Diego. Our team creates innovative and relevant consumer audio products for BOOM, Definitive Technology, and Polk.
Supported studio team on a variety of client and internal projects.
Supported the advanced concept designer and lead ethnographer on medical ethnography efforts and creating compelling product concepts and visual assets based on research insights.
Intern Summer 2008.
Contractor Summer 2009.
BYU's industrial design program provided me a strong foundation of core design skills, supplemented with an understanding of the WHY, based on front-end user research, brand strategy, technology, social, and fashion trends, and holistic thinking.