My goal is to influence visual design, ergonomic development, branding, or management of a graphic communications system. Summary of Qualifications Skills: • 2D/3D design conceptualization using traditional rendering and model building techniques as well as computer modeling (FormZ), drafting (CAD), Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS6. • Ability to create detailed, compelling illustrations from verbal/written information and direction. Illustrations are completed in various media to include pencil, marker, charcoal, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Acrobat, Sketchbook Pro, Corel Painter and other graphic programs as required. Mac Pro and Wacom Cintiq 24HD with all software listed above available to complete projects on a freelance basis if desired. • Experienced with Mavericks OSX 10.9.2 and Windows 7, Microsoft Word and Power Point. • Flying over 2,000 hours as a former Naval Aviator has proven my ability to lead teams to achieve a common objective, in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Technical Illustrator

    • Mitchell International
    • San Diego, CA
    • Mar 2015 - Present (1 year 3 months)

    Responsible for revision and creation of automotive assembly exploded-view vector illustrations using Adobe Illustrator CS6. Responsible for verifying accuracy of form, parts relationships, diagram readability, layer structuring, special materials designation and overall visual appeal of finished drawings. Work in this capacity is created using a Windows-based PC. To date, I have edited, altered or created over 1,700 vector-based images using Adobe Illustrator.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Self Employed
    • San Diego, CA
    • Apr 2014 - Present (2 years 2 months)

    Currently creating product and transportation designs on a freelance basis. Experience includes aircraft paint scheme design, automotive/motorsport paint scheme design, logo and brand identity creation, vector illustration, and two and three-dimensional conceptualization involving traditional drawing and three-dimensional model creation. All work is created using fully-licensed, authentic software with a Wacom Cintiq 24HD and Mac Pro.

    I have flown over 2,000 flight hours as a Naval Aviator and available for aviation-related presentation, providing ergonomic and crew resource management solutions, and general aviation image and manual creation.

  • Naval Aviator

    • US Navy
    • San Diego, CA
    • Nov 2002 - Jan 2014 (11 years 2 months)

    Naval Aviator and Officer. Required to learn diverse subjects quickly, adapt, manage programs, lead, and be successful under high stress, time critical conditions.

  • Aviation/Amphibious/Military Planning and Management

    • US Navy
    • San Diego, CA
    • Feb 2012 - Jan 2014 (1 year 11 months)

    As an Amphibious Squadron Air Operations Officer, I was responsible for coordinating air and ship operations and planning. As Battle Watch Captain, I was responsible for the oversight of three amphibious ships and providing pertinent information to interested parties up and down the chain of command, as well as verifying daily reports were made in a timely and accurate manner.

  • Helicopter pilot (SH-60B SH-60F MH-60S)

    • US Navy
    • Apr 2004 - Dec 2011 (7 years 8 months)

    Since joining the Navy I have logged over 2,000 flight hours with over 1,500 hours in H-60 variants to include over 1,000 hours of mountain flying, plus more than 475 hours of NVD time. In addition to flying the Cessna 172, T-34C, TH-57B/C, UH-1N, SH-60B, SH-60F and MH-60S, I had the opportunity to design the HSM-77 Saberhawk logo as well as the NAS Fallon SAR MH-60S paint scheme.
    Being directly involved with military aviation has given me a unique combination of experience and perspective on ergnomics, aesthetics, consumer vs. industrial product development and prioritization that will be difficult to find anywhere else.

Education

  • Columbus College of Art & Design

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 1995 - 1999

    Achieved 3.34 cumulative GPA upon graduation, which was the class-leading cumulative GPA of CCAD industrial design graduates in 1999.

Specialties

Affiliations

Association of Naval Aviation

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