I'm a driven product designer who loves to develop disruptive products that align with my personal interests and passions. I believe design is less a profession, more a lifestyle. I've worked with Fortune 500 companies, startups, defense contractors, family-owned businesses and everywhere in-between. My work ethic is the foundation of my career and I take pride in a rare balance of technical and creative skills as well as excellent digital craftsmanship. • 10+ years developing, designing, and driving products from concept to production • Experience with turning, milling, injection molding, casting, forging, and numerous other processes • Sketching, input models, prototyping, mechanical design, surfacing, production-ready 3d modeling • Branding, marketing, 4+ website launches, market research, client presentations, user manuals, packaging, POP

Work Samples

Work History

  • Consultant - Product Design and Development

    • Crafted automotive-style surfacing and solid models for powersports focused gear bags and tablet cases
    • Translated sketches and foam models into production-ready CAD files
    • Designed for hybrid hard/soft goods construction methods

  • Consultant - Product Design and Development

    • GLS
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • 2013 - Present (1 year)

    • Work closely with LPGA and PGA professional trainers and players to develop technology-based training aids
    • Generated mechanical and electrical layout, detailed drawing package and assembly instructions for supplier
    • Created several input models and prototypes with functional electronics
    • Was awarded partial ownership of company for contributions beyond the owner’s expectations

  • Mechanical/Industrial Designer

    • RE2
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • 2011 - Present (3 years)

    • Instrumental role in designing the company’s first mass-produced manipulator (Used in overseas operations)
    • Generated high-level RFP concepts submitted to win several extremely competitive government contracts
    • Developed a compact, safe and reliable end effector for breaking suspicious vehicle windows from a distance
    • Designed and developed a variety of haptic human-robot interfaces and manipulator/end effector controllers

  • Consultant - Product Design and Development

    • Played major role in brand identity and initial website/product launch
    • Currently developing cutting-edge paintball marker technology and firing mechanisms
    • Designed reliable, easily maintained entry-level markers to hit strict price point requirements
    • Assisted in design and development of revolutionary VetGun parasiticide delivery system
    • Created detailed drawing packages for complex machined parts

  • Consultant - Product Design and Development

    • G.I. Sportz
    • Montreal, Canada
    • 2009 - Present (5 years)

    • Advanced initial product line of 4 paintball markers and 3 loaders from ideation to production in 5 months
    • Played integral role in designing and developing a loader with industry-first onboard radar system
    • Designed aggressively-styled full head protection embraced by paintball players and field owners
    • Designed mask optimized for high-volume major retailers by reducing and simplifying assembly
    • Worked closely with international vendors to ensure product functionality and quality standards

  • Mechanical/Industrial Designer

    • ALCOA
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • 2010 - 2011 (1 year)

    • Market research and trend analysis for auto industry and renewable energy
    • Executed mechanical design and managed fabrication of proof-of-concept manufacturing equipment
    • Generated high-level concepts and photoreal renderings for client meetings and presentations
    • Conceived unique wind turbine component designs to reduce transportation and installation costs
    • Design submission for ALCOA Impact Award was personally selected by CEO Klaus Kleinfeld

  • Consultant - Product Design and Development

    • Instrumental role in designing the company’s first mass-produced manipulator (Used in overseas operations)
    • Generated high-level RFP concepts submitted to win several extremely competitive government contracts
    • Developed a compact, safe and reliable end effector for breaking suspicious vehicle windows from a distance
    • Designed and developed a variety of haptic human-robot interfaces and manipulator/end effector controllers
    • Designed a small, lightweight pocket tool used to disable command lines and trip wires remotely

  • Director of Design and Engineering

    • Smart Parts
    • Latrobe, PA
    • 2007 - 2009 (2 years)

    • Drastically improved interdepartmental communication, accelerated design and development cycles
    • Identified new market opportunities and created some of the company’s best-selling product lines
    • Directed high-end brand launch, multiple website launches, and several ad campaigns
    • Created modular packaging system allowing inventory flexibility, reducing expenses and lead-times
    • Developed several patent-pending technologies including mechanisms and programming logic

  • Industrial Designer

    • Smart Parts
    • Latrobe, PA
    • 2006 - 2007 (1 year)

    Sketching / 3D Modeling / Product Design / Packaging / Rendering / Paintball Apparel / POP Design

  • Industrial Designer

    • Foraxis Design Solutions
    • Pittsburgh, PA
    • 2003 - 2006 (3 years)

    Detailed CAD Drawings / 3D Modeling / Rendering / Product Design / Prototyping / Model Making
    Clients: ALCOA, Confederate Motorcycles, White Box Robotics, PowerCast, chemDAQ

  • Industrial Designer

    Sketching / 3D Modeling / Rendering / POP Design / Multimedia Advertising
    Clients: GNC, OfficeMax, Victoria’s Secret, BP, Quest Outdoors, CarpetOne

Education

  • The Art Institue of Pittsburgh

    • BS in Industrial Design Technology, Focusing in Product Design Industrial Design
    • 2001 - 2005

Specialties

Affiliations

Alcoa, CMU, Smart Parts, DLX Technology, GI Milsim

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