I love the creative process and the challenge of problem solving. The natural world is a balancing force in my life and work.

Work Samples

  • Shark Sonic Duo cleaning fluid line

  • Bonine motion sickness travel package

  • Dark Diver concept design

Work History

  • Co-Owner

    • Lakelyf
    • Elk, WA
    • Mar 2015 - Present (1 year 4 months)

    Lakelyf is consultancy specializing in design thinking and the development of consumer products. As Co-Owner and industrial designer I use a tool-set based on both artistry and science to solve problems for clients facing challenges at all stages of the design process.

    I'm hired to draw, conduct research, 3d model, and prototype designs for a variety of clients and industries. My skills are often employed in a live situation where I draw in front of and with clients.

    We work with manufacturing processes like injection and blow-molding, die-cutting, extrusions, milling, stamping, CnC bending, lamination, form-fill-seal, and more. We also do soft-goods design with experience in: neoprene, leather, nylon and siliconized-nylon, multi-layer laminates, polyester, wool, and cotton.

    My role also involves domestic and international travel, and visiting manufacturing facilities.

  • Designer

    Group 4 is a design and research consultancy operating for over 40 years. My responsibilities included: working
    knowledge of a variety of manufacturing processes, drawing, research design, prototyping, videography, on-location
    work, live easel drawing, color/material/finish selection, 3d CAD modeling, and 3d rendering. Products I worked on here which have reached market include: Shark Sonic Duo cleaning fluid bottles (two patents), Bonine motion sickness medication travel pack, Abbvie Viekiera packaging, Glacier Bay drinking water filtration systems, Seek Thermal and XR camera cases, Sylvania Zevo packaging, and the Iris Ohyama MAKER cookware line.

  • Divemaster and Dive Instructor

    PADI SCUBA courses and private guiding on the Great Barrier Reef. Assembled and tested up to 30 sets of scuba equipment per day, guided dives and conducted introductory dives, acted as deck hand and snorkel guide. Assisted & conducted PADI SCUBA courses and privately guided dive trips. Operated high pressure fill equipment and practiced routine maintenance on: fins, masks, snorkels, BCDs and computers. Auxiliary roles included the application of first aid and oxygen, rescue, marine life education and identification training.

  • Designer

    Product designer. My role encompassed the production of concept sketches through Solidworks models. This position began as an internship and became full-time after graduation. I worked on the design and CAD for the Slip-X Solutions: Jelly Hook during this period.

Education

  • Art Institute of Portland

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2008

    Game Art and Design Scholarship First Graduate of any ID program in Oregon.

Specialties

Affiliations

PADI, DAN

Awards

Game Art and Design Scholarship

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