Objective: Influence visual design, ergonomic development, branding, or management of a graphic communications system. As a former Navy helicopter pilot, I developed outstanding communication skills, flexibility, problem solving and the ability to prioritize and manage goals in a high-stress environment while remaining adaptable. 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. • Proven ability to lead teams to achieve a common objective, in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Freelance Designer

    • Self Employed
    • San Diego, CA
    • Apr 2014 - Present (4 months)

    Currently creating product and transportation designs on a freelance basis. Experience includes developing public transportation vehicle design and household products.

  • 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

Specialties

Affiliations

Association of Naval Aviation

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