Motivated design professional with over 8 years experience creating award winning, market leading products. I aspire to create innovative relevant solutions for outdoor and action sports industries. I thrive in fast paced team environments with equally passionate individuals focused on creating meaningful, well thought out, and beautiful products. Specialties: User Centered Design, problem solving, sketching, product stories, 2D rendering, 3D modeling, model making, hard goods, soft goods.

Work Samples

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    • Transition Bicycle Company
    • Nov 2011 - Present (2 years 11 months)

    Combining my passion and experience as designer and racer to progress the sport and culture of cycling.

  • Sr. Industrial Designer

    • Gerber Legendary Blades (Fiskars Outdoors)
    • May 2006 - Nov 2011 (5 years 6 months)

    Most recently worked directly with Bear Grylls, and lead the design direction for his signature line of survival gear. As a team leader I helped to develop and direct an entirely new direction and design process which has transcended into the global corporation. As a Sr. level designer I have successfully lead the design direction of several market leading products for the Gerber and Brunton brands. Currently my responsibilities include uncovering new needs and creating meaningful relevant solutions for the end user. This is achieved through thought out choices of form, aesthetics, user interfaces, and ergonomics. As well as determining finishes, materials, graphics, and color. These solutions are conveyed directly to marketing, engineering, implementation and sales, through several relevant mediums.

  • Freelance Designer

    • Built Design / Product Design Studio
    • Aug 2005 - Apr 2006 (8 months)

    Consulted on projects for companies such as Bern Unlimited, K2, and Outdoor Research.

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • K2 / Dana Design
    • Jun 2004 - Sep 2004 (3 months)

    Bag Design, soft goods prototyping, pattern making, sewing, material research.

Education

  • Western Washington University

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2005

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

- Bear Grylls Ultimate Survival Knife - Best selling knife world wide 2010 -Men's Journal "Gear of the Year" 2010 Gerber Crucial -Products Featured in Publications such as: Wired, Fast Company, National Geographic, Outside.

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