Designer II at Garmin. Enjoying design. Thanks for visiting.

Work Samples

  • D2 Pilot Watch

  • D2 Bravo Pilot Watch

  • Ice Ripper ice scraper

Work History

  • Industrial Designer II -Aviation

    • Garmin International
    • Olathe, KS
    • Sep 2012 - Present (5 years 3 months)

    Designing various products for pilots and interior components for airplanes and helicopters that deal
    with the pilot area.

    Key Design Accomplishments:
    -Helped design key elements of the D2 pilot watch. The first GPS watch for pilots.
    -Designed key elements of the D2 Bravo watch. Garmin's second GPS watch for pilots.

  • Industrial Designer-Automotive

    • Hopkins Manufacturing
    • Emporia, KS
    • Jan 2005 - Sep 2012 (7 years 8 months)

    Designed automotive accessories. Mostly ice scrapers and brake controllers. Responsibilities included, creating the
    product look, researching the market, maintaining good ergonomics, and basic functionality through to production.
    Clients included Wal-Mart, Target, Auto-Zone, and SEMA show.

    Key Design Accomplishments:
    -Invented vertical brake button on Reliance, Agility, and Quest brake controllers.
    -Designed Ice Ripper and Ice Crusher scrapers for winter care.
    -Created look for Endurance line of sockets and plugs.

    - I received over 21 patents!

  • Industrial Designer-Furniture

    • Ameriwood Industries
    • Wright City, MO
    • Oct 2003 - Nov 2004 (1 year 1 month)

    Designed RTA (Ready-to-Assemble) furniture for such clients as, Target, Wal-Mart, and Office Max.
    I also did CAD Technician work creating Autocad models and shop drawings.
    Some of my furniture pieces were selected to be displayed at the annual furniture show in
    High Point, North Carolina.

    =Current Skills=

    -Cintiq tablet, Sketchbook Pro, Solidworks, Keyshot, Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS5, Rhino 4.0,
    Good 2D sketching skills and modelling for 3D printing/protoyping.


  • College for Creative Studies

    • BS of Fine Art Industrial Design-Product
    • 1999 - 2003
  • St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley

    • Associates Degree Fine Arts (Honors)
    • 1997 - 1999

    Emphasis on figure drawing.





--CCS Scholarship--Won 2nd place in Visteon competition for collapsible car seat--Won Editor's Choice in 2002 Motor Trend magazine design competition--Won 2nd place in Ford THINK competition for electric scooter