I have always been passionate about creating usefully innovative designs, in the hopes to break new ground on the every changing field with which I am so proud to be a part of. I set high expectations for my work and enjoy striving to improve people's lives. My studies at Auburn University, one of the top Industrial Design Programs within the United States, provided me the advanced techniques needed to be successful in the Industrial Design industry. My education provided valuable experience and knowledge in the importance of research, ergonomics, marketing, and engineering. I have experience on how these components affect the product design process. I was fortunate to work in industry sponsored studios for companies such as Broan Nuton, MMI, and Great Southern Wood. These studio assignments provided me experience of the real world design processes, and helped me develop and enhance my abilities to analyze and produce products. Freeman, the largest national exhibit design company within the United States, taught me how to collaboratively work with internal clients, external clients, and engineering departments in order to create designs which were aesthetically insightful, ideally functional, and cost effective. Through this effective communication between each of the parties involved we as a team streamlined the design process, which in turned gained recognition resulting in awards such as “Best in show at APPMA 2009”. The last three years at The Expo Group allowed me to grow exponentially as a designer. My work at The Expo Group has yielded me the opportunity to work with companies such as Autodesk, DEMA, BNSF, and many many more. I continue to look forward to the rewarding feats that can be achieved, working with this fine company.

Work Samples

  • Entrust Permanent install

  • QuakeCon 2012

  • Proposal for APPA

Work History

  • Designer

    • The Expo Group
    • Aug 2010 - Present (4 years 4 months)

    Created graphic 3d designs and proposal packages for both trade shows and exhibits by utilizing a streamline process of communication and research.

    Designs based on thorough research of client’s history, branding, needs, and budget.

    Managed projects documenting drawing concepts, sketches and other required information,

    Completed projects within required time frame.

  • Designer

    • Self Employed
    • Jun 2009 - Present (5 years 6 months)

    Designer providing design services for a variety of small to mid-size company clients. Source potential clients, research needs, and design product(s), exhibits, and layouts to meet client’s objectives.

    Manage projects to streamline the design process.

    Adapt to different industry trends as needed per project.

    Effectively communicate with clients in different industries to consistently provide first class designs

  • Associate Designer

    • The Freeman Company
    • May 2007 - Jun 2009 (2 years 1 month)

    Exhibit designer responsible for project management of designs developed through effective communication with, design team, sales teams, clients, and their representatives. Projects closely adhered to a design method combining research, industry specific trends, branding, and company goals.

    Designs based on thorough research of client’s history, branding, needs, and budget.

    Managed projects documenting drawing concepts, sketches and other required information,

    Completed projects within required time frame.

    Firm understanding of AutoCAD standards specific to the exhibit design industry

Education

  • Auburn University

    • Industrial Design Design
    • 2003 - 2008

    Industrial design major concentrating on the distinct discipline which works in collaboration with marketing and engineering concepts focusing on the development of how products, environments, and interfaces look, feel, and function from a user perspective and in direct relation to the branding guidelines and needs of the company’s business plan. Education focused on the relationship of design theory, design method, and ergonomics. Completed sponsored studios which developed skills of client interviewing, utilization of design theory to create actual products that meet the client’s needs and professional design presentation. Sponsoring organizations included Broan-Nuton and MMI. Learned business practices needed to successfully execute professional designs and presentations

Specialties

Awards

Best in Show @ APMA

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