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Designer and Fabricator
designer and fabricator of furniture and housewares. As a fabricator and designer, I understand what it takes to bring a project from initial concept to final installation. My experience as a designer lends me the ability to look at the larger picture of a project in order to effectively predict conflicts and address them before they become serious problems. I am able to apply aesthetic considerations to functional solutions to make beautiful things work. By drawing upon on-the-job and acedemic education, the background I have obtained allows me to communicate effectively with clients, contractors, and coworkers from design all the way to installation. I love a building challenge and thrive on high fit and finish jobs. I am committed to my craft and have dedicated myself to the mastering the skills of yesterday and tomorrow. I am just as at home at a CAD station designing for the latest 3-d printer or laser cutter as I am laying out with a string and scribe and cutting to my line with a hand saw. By focusing on being a maker and not solely a machinist, welder, carpenter, or drafter I am able to enrich my entire design and building process and bring the best techniques to my practice. since 2005 as a designer i have used my knowledge of building techniques and technologies in conjunction with my artistic and spacial sensibilities and historical perspective to give clients the very best concepts possible.
camp question mark 2013
Currently working various commissions short term contracts and looking for new and engaging opportunities in all phases of the design/build process
Handle design development, prototyping, layout, manual/CNC machining, sheet metal forming, installation, and finishing of high end architectural metal work. Working to tight tolerances and providing made to order work for some of the San Francisco Bay Area's top construction companies.
Voulenteering with Camp Question Mark, a Bay Area non-profit organization, I managed the construction of vital infrastructure as well as the design and installation of various structures and decorations for the event facade. These elements included entry archways, dancing pole, performer platform (with on-site designed and fabricated decoration), and on-site custom built weather resistant 5W laser cases.
Fabrication of ornamental architectual metal work
Shop monitor for model welding and wood shop. Responsible for shop safety, assisting students in completion of projects, and shop maintenance.
Drafter and fabricator in production of furniture and architectural metal and wood work. Coordinated and created construction drawings for various projects.
Draftsman for residential and commercial HVAC and plumbing layout
Two years cabinet making, two and a half years sculpture, MIG welding and machining
Four years architectural drafting and design