Ever thrown for a dyno 25 feet up some sandstone boulder and asked yourself, what is drive? What is passion and why do we do things like this to ourselves. Well, the day is short, the night is young, and I have a lot of stuff to do before I start thinking about things like that. All I need is a challenge. There are so many problems to be solved. On and off rock. With a strong heart and a very well maintained adrenaline system. All I can say is bring it on!

Work Samples

  • 2009 Portfolio

  • Eastern Mountain Sports

  • Gear Head

Work History

JAKE WILE SCHOOL. 1999-2003 Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY Bachelor of Industrial Design WORK 2010- Present Samsonite Luggage Mansfield, Ma - Senior Bag & Luggage Designer 2009 Under Armour Baltimore, MD - In House Designer for launch of new Bag & Pack Department 2009 Eddie Bauer / Whittaker Mountaineering - Designed high altitude mountaineering equipment for First Ascent Line - Product testing planned for Mt. Everest 2003- 2008 Eastern Mountain Sports Peterborough, NH Hardgoods Designer (Technical Designer for first 10 months) As part of the in-house design team: -Conceptualize and interpret unique & innovative products that compliment the branded family of EMS equipment. -Design climbing equipment including crash pads, chalk bags, belay gloves, ice climbing gloves, & packs. -Designed Camping & Hiking equipment including tents, backpacks, sleeping bags & pads. -Designed Snow Sport & Paddling equipment including lifejackets, gloves, watches, and drybags. -Designed Travel equipment including luggage, accessory bags, wallets & ski luggage -Worked exclusively on many environmentally friendly products made from recycled or recyclable materials with a internal focus on simple designs with better yields that produce less waste. -Extensive color analysis & research as an application of forecasting seasonal colors. -Traveled happily to many factory locations throughout China, Vietnam & Hong Kong. Exposure to softgoods design and construction, while tech designer of the sportswear line Climbing wall constructing which includes a 12’ wall in the fitness center at the corporate office. 2000-2003 Industrial Design model fabrication shop on Pratt campus As head technician: -assisted students with construction of their projects -maintained and repaired shop equipment -gained extensive knowledge of materials and manufacturing -managed collective responsibilities of shop staff AWARDS. - Eagle Scout - Malden Apex Award - Backpacker Magazine Editors Choice Award x2 SPECIAL SKILLS. Product design and development; model fabrication; sewing & pattern making, welding, carpentry; electronics and audio; car restoration, tuning & racing, bicycle mechanic; building indoor climbing gyms. Musician. COMPUTER SKILLS. Solidworks, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator, PDM, PLM. Very Mac Friendly. INTERESTS. Rock & Ice climbing, sled dog racing, mountain biking, designing an electric car, hiking, camping, running, sailing, Boy Scouts Leadership, didgeridoo, international travel, large kinetic sculpture, bonsai, gardening, healthy living with a minimal impact on our environment.


Pratt Institute





Malden Apex Award Backpacker Editors Choice Award Backpacker Best Buy Award Eagle Scout