Currently working in Aviation. Enjoying design. Thanks for visiting.

Work Samples

  • Garmin D2 Pilot Watch

Work History

  • Industrial Designer-Aviation

    • Garmin International
    • Olathe, KS
    • Sep 2012 - Present (2 years)

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

  • Industrial Designer-Automotive

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

    Designed automotive accessaries. 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 Currently have 21 patents!

  • Industrial Designer-Furniture

    • Ameriwood Industries
    • 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.

Education

  • 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.

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

--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

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