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Industrial Designer at SOG Specialty Knives & Tools
Excellence in product design; identifying needs, creating multiple options of development, prototyping and testing to establish core benefits and abilities. Developing patentable innovations to enhance intellectual property value. Combining mechanical superiority with aesthetic beauty. Specialties: Sketching Rapid Digital Concept Rendering CAD renderings Human Factors Analysis 3D Printing Graphic Design Fabrication Prototyping Woodworking Metalworking/ Machining Composite Manufacturing Soft Goods Design CNC Programming
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.
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.
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.