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.

Work Samples

  • Polk 4Shot Xbox One Headphones

  • Polk Melee Xbox 360 Headphones

  • Altec Lansing InMotion

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Sound United
    • Vista, CA
    • Jul 2012 - Present (2 years 3 months)

    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.

  • Jr. Industrial Designer

    • Altec Lansing
    • Apr 2011 - May 2012 (1 year 1 month)
  • Intern

    Supported studio team on a variety of client and internal projects.

  • Intern

    • BD
    • Sandy, UT
    • Aug 2009 - Jan 2010 (5 months)

    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/Contractor

    • HandStands
    • Jun 2008 - Aug 2009 (1 year 2 months)

    Intern Summer 2008.
    Contractor Summer 2009.

Education

  • Brigham Young University

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2010

    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.

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSD / BYUID

Awards

Logitech/WiLife Sponsored Studio $500 Prize (Concept selected for internal prototyping and presentation) Industrial Design Scholarship 2008-2009

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