I am currently doing a lot of freelance Product/Food Photography and writing for various sites. I am still passionate about the field of design, and would love to find a great design job.
SolidWorks - Adobe Photoshop - Product Photography - Adobe Illustrator - AutoCAD - PhotoView - Sketching/Marker Rendering - PhotoWorks - Graphite - Pro-Engineer - Model Making - Soft Goods - Small Metal Working - Microsoft Office
Art Institute of California-Orange County Santa Ana, Ca. Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, December 2009
Crystal Art Gallery - Vernon, Ca. - Product Designer - April 2011-October 2011
I designed unique and innovative wall decor pieces for large chain retail stores. Took charge in the design process under each account and was involved from the initial meeting until the sample was produced to ensure that each product a client's expectations. Doing what it takes to make deadlines even under the most extreme conditions was something I did regularly. Concepts for new wall decor products were generated by monitoring the home furnishings market place, trade shows, and industry events.
Packaging With Perfection - Vernon, Ca. - Product Designer March 2010-April 2011
Designed, rendered, and modeled thermoformed food packaging with 3D modeling, and rendering programs. Worked with a team of designers to finish overlapping projects for multiple clients with urgency while still producing high quality work.
Art Like Love Accessories - Los Alamitos, Ca. - Founder & Jewelry Maker - October 2011-Present
Jewelry designer, and maker for an online-based jewelry and accessory company. I create one of a kind pieces out of vintage findings and quality materials. Branding, promoting, brand networking and store upkeep is all done by me, as well as the package design. Mona Lisa Designs Huntington Beach, Ca. Assistant Jewelry Maker Sept 2007-Mar 2008 Created small pieces of jewelry using various methods including but not limited to: soldering, using enamel, and riveting. Assisted the owner with designing and constructing layouts for packaging and point of purchase, while also selling the merchandise in an open house setting.
AFFILIATIONS Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
REFERENCES Available upon request