Currently working in Aviation. Enjoying design. Thanks for visiting.
College for Creative Studies-Detroit, MI (1999-2003)
St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
Associate of Fine Arts-May 1999 (Honors)
-Emphasis on figure drawing
Clark Atlanta Univ./Georgia Tech. (Dual Degree Program)
Physics/Mechanical Engineering 1997
GARMIN INTERNATIONAL-Olathe, KS
-Designing interior components for airplanes and helicopters that deal with Avionics
and the pilot area.
HOPKINS MANUFACTURING-Emporia, KS
-Designing automotive accessaries; Mostly ice scrapers and brake controllers. Responsibilities include, creating the product look, researching the market, maintaining good ergonomics, basic functionality, and maintaining design integrity through to production. Clients include Wal-Mart, Target, Auto Zone, and SEMA show.
Key Design Accomplishments;
-Invented vertical brake button on Reliance, Agility, and Quest brake
-Designed Ice Ripper and Ice Crusher scrapers for winter care.
-Created look for Endurance line of trailer sockets & plugs.
I currently have 21 patents!
I also have a good knowledge of plastics.
AMERIWOOD INDUSTRIES-Wright City, MO
-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
-Some of my furniture pieces were selected to be displayed
at the annual furniture show in High Point, North Carolina.
GENERAL MOTORS Tech Center-Warren, MI
-Summer intern (1995)
GM POWERTRAIN-Ypsilanti, MI
-Summer intern (1994)
-GM Scholarship (Engineering)
New Skills = Cintiq tablet, Alias Sketchbook, Solidworks, Keyshot.
Photoshop CS5, Illustrator CS, Rhino 4.0,
Alias Design Studio, model making using yellow foam,
and good 2D sketching skills.
IDSA member; CCS scholarship recipient;
Motor Trend magazine's 2002 design competition
(won Editor's Choice Award); CCS student exhibition