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Materials Focused Designer and Fabricator
I have extensive hands on experience with a variety of materials as well as knowledge of manufacturing processes.
I've been working as an automotive race fabricator/designer/engineer for the past three years at Saridea Autosport Gruppe and 3R Automotive/K-pax Racing.
I interned with designer David Schaich during the fall of 2004 and assisted in the design/installation of the rooftop patio at Club Vinyl.
Please comment on my work and its presentation. I am always seeking improvement!
19150 E Ithaca Dr
Aurora, CO 80013
Custom woodworking/furniture design
TIG/GTAW, MIG, and SMAW welding of stainless steel, chromoly, mild steel, and aluminum)
Operation of manual and CNC mills and lathes
Plastic/composite manufacture (vacuum forming, injection molding design) including composite mold making, layup, vacuum forming, and finishing
Finishing (paint/powdercoating/graphic design) and model making
Speaker design and manufacture for stereo/home-theatre/automotive (enclsoure design, driver selection, simple crossover networks)
Solution oriented Problem Solving utilizing Research, Human Factors, Form Development, Ideation, Sketching, Model Making, Materials and processes, SLA, and Rapid Prototyping.
Ability to inspire Teamwork, take Leadership, and focus Individually on any problem to deliver results that far exceed expectation.
Ability to manage a classroom environment, motivate students, maintain discipline, ensure safety, and promote learning in a hands on environment
Presentation and Documentation of a solution through Digital and Film Photography, Adobe Photoshop, Ashler Cobalt, Autodesk AutoCAD, as well as the aptitude to learn new programs quickly in either a Windows or Mac OS environment.
B.S. Industrial Design
Metropolitan State College of Denver CO 2004
Art Center at Night Pasadena CA 2000
Metropolitan State College of Denver, Denver, CO Spring & Fall Semester 2009
Adjunct Professor â€“ Part time faculty and Welding Instructor.
Instruct IND-1220 Hot Metals class for the Industrial Design program. A materials class teaching how to properly and safely identify and utilize different metals and the different techniques required to weld, forge, form, and cast them. Special emphasis is placed on the relevance to Industrial Design and Product Design.
A.R. Design, Parker, CO Jun 2008 to Nov 2008
Fabricator and Designer
Design and fabrication of 3 variations of downpipes and jigs for BMW N54 twin turbo inline 6 cylinder engine.
3R Automotive/K-Pax Racing, Englewood, CO Jan 2008 to Jun 2008
3R performs all aspects of car restoration, ground up re-engineering, performance enhancement and technical support for street and race car owners. From the world renowned Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance to SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge; 3R builds winners.
Fabricator, Mechanic and Designer
Fabrication of roll-cages, fuel cells, and molds for carbon fiber parts. Alignment, corner balancing, and chassis setup. CNC Lathe/Mill machining small production runs of custom parts including quality control
Saridea Inspired Engineering, Englewood, CO May 2006 to Jan 2008 (F/T)
Jan 2009 to present (P/T)
Saridea Inspired Engineering represents a new breed of innovation, craftsmanship, engineering excellence, and customer service brought to the performance and motorsports community.
Fabricator, Mechanic and Designer
Fabrication of roll-cages, exhaust systems, turbo exhaust manifolds, intercooler piping, and a variety of other parts including all aspects of assembly from fabrication, machining, and fitting to welding; Diagnosis and repair of customer vehicles from routine maintenance, to drivability
problems, to complete disassembly and rebuilds; CAD design of custom engineered parts.
(shike)design, Denver, CO July 2004 to Nov 2004
A Denver based product, furniture, and environment design office providing solutions from initial ideation and concept development through production and installation.
Product and Environment Design Intern
Installation, assembly, design, fabrication and implementation of the Roof-Top Patio at Club Vinyl in Denver, CO. Multiple client meetings ranging from proposal submission to final production model review. Research, development, fabrication, and prototype development for a user assembled flat-pack lamp.
Metropolitan State College of Denver