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I solve problems.
I solve problems, every day.
I have the knowledge needed to help bring products from concept to reality. I have a solid understanding of manufacturing techniques and technology. I have excellent mechanical ability and comprehension. I can improve whatever project is placed before me with my enthusiasm and experience. I am an information junkie who can get inside a user's head to understand where they are coming from and it helps me be a better designer. I get excited about everything I work on. A better process makes a better product.
Ideation and brainstorming skills, modelmaking, concept sketching and form refinement, high amounts of energy and creativity.
Dan Bishop Industrial Design
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Product Design Lead
- Karas Kustoms
- Mesa, AZ
- Mar 2009 - Present (4 years 9 months)
I am responsible for production ready design for custom machined parts and assemblies. These include one-off solutions and full production parts. I handle all new product development and market research for all in-house projects, including our multiple successful Kickstarter projects. Every house branded product begins with my input and design. I provide on demand design services and sketching for customers to help flesh out basic ideas and needs in order to make production ready parts. I work with Solidworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office.
Freelance Designer and Consultant
- Bishop Design Industries, LLC
- Mesa, AZ
- Sep 2008 - Present (5 years 3 months)
Work is as diverse as architectural drafting to designing furniture for children, to brainstorming data storage devices.
Patent Illustrator and Consultant
- Stoneman Volk Patent Group
- Phoenix, AZ
- Sep 2007 - Aug 2008 (11 months)
My duties included live sketching for clients, drafting patent illustrations, basic engineering analysis and acting as a technical consultant to those drafting patent applications within the firm. I used Solidworks, Auto CAD LT and Microsoft Office products.
- XPD (X Product Development) a division of the Esselte Corporation
- Apr 2007 - Jun 2007 (2 months)
(Corporate downsizing led to the elimination of my position) My duties included sketching, brainstorming and early stage product development. I also conducted offsite interviews for research, analysis of research data, and quality function deployment (QFD) of collected and distilled data. I worked with Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhinoceros 3D and Microsoft Office.
Arizona State University
- BSD of Industrial Design Industrial Design
- 2003 - 2007
Graduated with Honors- Magna Cum Laude, 3.68 GPA
Eagle Scout Award, 1998