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VP Design, Sparksy Design
I strive to make the most authentic products imaginable, using empathy and dedication to identify and achieve a product’s mission. Whether new products from scratch, or improvements to existing lines, I bring a unique problem solving skill set to bear. I develop a plan, and deliver beyond the base requirements of a project’s scope. I add value and reduce cost, while making the end result pleasing both visually and mechanically. I work with those around me, leveraging individuals’ varied abilities to produce cohesive and well thought out designs. I desire to be surrounded by people who are experts at what they do. The thrill of collaboration motivates me to be a better listener and leader. Specialties: SOFTWARE: Solidworks Adobe Photoshop Adobe Illustrator Adobe Acrobat Keyshot Microsoft Office Suite Windows Macintosh PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Project Management Research Concept Generation Sketching 3d Modeling Rendering Prototyping Testing / R&D PROTOTYPING: CNC Programming 3D Printing Fabrication Machining Sculpting Finishing Painting Refinement LEADERSHIP: Project Planning Creative Direction Management Skill Development Presentation Accountability Introspection Loyalty
Snowboard binding system
Research and development on new product concepts. Ideation, marketing analysis, and human factors analysis to refine models. Graphic and CAD renderings of multiple concepts. Rapid prototyping, testing, and first article production. Sourcing of contract manufacturers for component parts. Marketing materials produced including packaging.
Research, product ideation, sketching, rendering and development. Solidworks modeling of new outdoor products. Fabrication of prototypes for testing, sales and marketing buy-in, and modification based on field use and ergonomic testing. Development of bill of materials and mechanical drawings for manufacturers. Design for production based on collaboration with engineering, quality control and manufacturers. Graphic design and mock-ups for logos, decals, and finishes.
Fabricated composite shell testing mannequins for textile manufacturers and military. Designed processes and improvements to better the overall product. Installed wiring, fluid systems, and tested to insure quality and function.
Prototyped and fabricated new product lines for the engineering department. Wrote technical documents in conjunction with the Engineering and Research and Development department, in order to facilitate efficient training and production processes.
Worked to satisfy order requests, as well as complete prototypes and custom orders on time and on budget. Helped develop new products through collaboration with Engineering, Project Managers, and Management.
Fabricated interactive exhibit displays for fortune 500 companies (Coke, Microsoft, etc.). Built and installed displays, furniture, video game consoles, and exhibits.
Design, rendering, prototyping, model making, CAD, marketing.