As a creator of many award winning and successful products, I know what it takes to bring great design to market and have the vision and enthusiasm it takes to make this happen. A strong user centric approach, branding and competitive analysis experience, along with expertise in sketching and 3d visualization allow me to drive collaboration with teams to make great design for businesses to succeed.
Strategic Product Design
Driving successful design to market requires synthesizing myriad interests. My unique ability to empathize with these interests and distill them into a tangible, balanced plan of action is a key trait that allows me to continually create innovative and winning products.
I believe that when designers fluidly manifest ideas to their team, a synergy happens that unlocks optimal solutions. I strive to keep these channels open by facilitating an energetic environment that rewards collaboration.
Retaining an overall perspective of a project and translating that into focused daily tasks is a skill that is at the very foundation of a successful process. Clear communication and collaboration make this work, and is a tool I have refined through many successful programs.
Senior Industrial Designer, Acuity Brands Lighting, Berkeley, CA. January 2010 – Present.
Driving innovation and user centric design in advanced R&D group charged with mainstreaming Organic Light Emitting Diode technology in commercial lighting applications.
• Designed, engineered, managed and implemented top award winning “Most Innovative Product of the Year” Light Fair International 2011. Revel OLED Luminaire.
• Awarded Edison Report “Top 10 Must See Products” Light Fair International 2011. Kindred OLED Luminaire.
• Strategized and managed multiple complex projects on aggressive development timelines.
Independent Industrial Design consultant, San Francisco, CA. February 1998 – Present
Consulted on Industrial Design and 3d development for several industry leading companies. Clients include Kodak, IDEO, North Face, Lunar Design, Samsung, HP, Dioptics, Landor, Lunar Design, Popular Science, Pentagram and Sony.
California College of Arts, San Francisco, CA. January 1999 - June 2000. January 2009 – May 2009, Adjunct Lecturer
Instruction of Autodesk Alias Studio 2009 and Bunkspeed Hypershot in the Design Communications curriculum.
Lifestyle Design, Santa Barbara, CA. December 2006 – January 2008
Lead Designer and Director
Creative lead for Industrial Design team on many projects with an emphasis on brand strategy and innovation. Contributed significantly to Lifestyle Design’s portfolio and elevated its presence as a leading design consultancy.
Pentagram Design Inc., San Francisco, CA. July 2001 - May 2006
Senior Industrial Designer, Director of 3D
Responsible for 3D development, research, branding and strategy in desktop PC, mobile PC and consumer electronic markets. Director of 3D CAD development team using Alias Studiotools.
Lunar Design, Palo Alto, CA. July 1993 - February 1998
Industrial Designer, Model maker
Design of products in office, medical and computer peripherals markets. Specialized in utilizing Alias as an integrated part of the design process. Projects with SGI, Kensington, Philips, Cisco and Motorola.
March 1992 - July 1993, IDEO Product Development, Palo Alto.
Freelance model building and industrial design. Injection molded part design. Market categories include medical, desktop, and professional equipment.
University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design, College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning, 1991.
Applications of Choice
Autodesk Alias Studio 2010, Autodesk Inventor, Adobe Creative Suite and Solidworks.