A design professional in the Sporting Goods category with Consumer Electronics and Outdoor Hard Goods experience. Manage the strategic industrial design for $300MM+ annually with a unique product development experience during my career working with brands Stanley Black & Decker, Wilson Sporting Goods, Thomson Consumer Electronics and Zebco Brands. Consistently listed as a top performer collaborating closely with global product development teams, end users, retailers and manufacturing.

Work Samples

  • EXO

  • Tour MG

  • HALO

Work History

  • Director of Industrial Design

    • Plano Synergy
    • Feb 2014 - Present (8 months)
  • Principal & Founder

    • INSKETCH DESIGN, LLC
    • Jan 2000 - Present (14 years 9 months)

    • The brands I have collaborated with include Wilson Sporting Goods, Stanley Black & Decker, Barnett Outdoors, Wildgame Innovations, Ameristep, Flextone, Umarex, Head Down Golf and more.
    • Provide design strategy and award winning creative direction that has built disruptive, brand-building products and experiences.
    • Determine materials, construction, mechanisms, surface finishes, manufacturing processes and packaging in cooperation with global product development teams.
    • Currently engaged in various confidential consumer electronic and hard good products.

  • Industrial Design Manager

    • Zebco Brands
    • 2012 - Feb 2014 (1 year 4 months)

    • Lead design development of products for accounts Bass Pro, Cabela's, Walmart, Academy, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kmart, Jarvis Walker, TSA, Oakley and others.
    • Coordinate with development teams to identify long-term strategic design direction and brand identity.
    • Direct the development and construction of 3D models for evaluation and testing for both internal and external reviews.
    • Mentor and provide art direction for designers and design interns.
    • Lead product design of performance driven pro staff product for Kevin VanDam, Tommy Biffle, Bill Dance, Gerald Swindle and others.
    • Determine materials, construction, mechanisms, surface finishes, manufacturing processes and packaging in cooperation with global product development teams that includes international travel.
    .• Coordinate with long-term product development cycles to enable adequate development time for future manufacturing capabilities and coatings.

  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • Zebco Brands
    • 2010 - 2012 (2 years)
  • Adjunct Faculty

    • Tulsa Community College
    • Jan 2011 - May 2011 (4 months)

    Instruct evening Graphic Design courses.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Zebco Brands
    • 2004 - 2010 (6 years)
  • Prototype Specialist

    • Zebco Brands
    • 2000 - 2004 (4 years)
  • Prototype Specialist

    • Thomson Consumer Electronics
    • Jul 1999 - Aug 2000 (1 year 1 month)

    Collaborated on advanced concepts for RCA, GE, and ProScan consumer electronics.

Education

  • OSU

    • Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    • 2013 - 2016

    3.8

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA , Linkedin, Phi Alpha Theta, Magna Cum Laude

Awards

•14 Outdoor Life, Editor's Choice •14 Peterson's Hunting, Editor's Choice •14 ICAST, Best Of Show •14 Field & Stream, Best Of The Best •13 Bowhunter's, Exceptional New Product •13 Outdoor Life, Editor's Choice •13 Outdoor Life, Best Buy •12 Peterson's Hunting, Editor's Choice •12 Walmart, Best New Item •12 Field & Stream, Best of the Best •12 Outdoor Life, Editor's...
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