Experience in landscape architecture, industrial design in both product and automotive, graphic design, and photography.
PROFESSIONAL DESIGN EXPERIENCE
LEAD DESIGNER: ALTe, LLC.- Bloomfield Hills, MI (January 2009 - 2013) Lead the advanced exterior and interior industrial design for the hybrid electric Iconic Taxi project. Hands on involvement of all design stages from concept exploration, vehicle packaging and development, CAID, to full scale clay modeling.
Full support of marketing with graphic design, illustration, photography, videography, and web design.
FREELANCE DESIGNER - (2005 to present)
-ALTe; Bloomfield Hills, MI: Jump-started the companies acquisitions of seed investment through innovative and captivating car design.
-American Vans; Danielsville, GA: Designed multiple public use variants of two van conversions.
-Diverse Solutions, Inc.; Highland Park, MI: Implemented and managed an industrial design department within the company. Designed two commercial Conversion Vans and managed the design development and preproduction program. Created the initial gesture and presentational drawings which were presented to both GM & Ford executive board, with a highly favorable reception thus promoting the project to ensuing work. Collaborated tightly with a team of engineers, designers, & surface modelers. Researched various production methods: held meetings and met with plant managers and toured their facilities to gain an understanding of the processes to assess its applicability to the project.
-Avanti Press, Inc.; Detroit MI: Developed advanced concepts for card kiosks, and designed props for Jacob K. Javits Convention Center trade show space in Manhattan.
-Cutting Edge Customs; Detroit MI: Designed custom rides.
-KujA Moto, Inc.; Southfield, MI: Created a motor scooter for the US market’s hip urban travelers. Also developed advanced concepts to promote future vision for the client.
INDUSTRIAL DESIGN INTERN: Bose Corporation - Framingham, MA
Worked with the Automotive Division team to develop a new product line through research, brainstorming, sketching and model work.
LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE APPRENTICE: Office of Dan Kiley - Charlotte, VT.
Learned design philosophy and process through years of conversation, observation, and hands on experience under the stern tutelage of master designer Dan Kiley. Led the model building team and trained interns to create study and presentation models for internationally renowned spaces such as MID in Kyoto, Japan and the Milwaukee Art Museum Expansion.
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Perspective Drawing Instructor - CCS CE Program (2013 to present)
Automotive Design Instructor - CCS CE Program (2005 to present)
Industrial Design Instructor - Wayne State University; Detroit, MI (winter 2007)
Computer Illustration Instructor - CCS CE Program (2005)
Master/Peer Tutor - CCS (2001 - 2005)
Photography Assistant - Aaron Kiley Photography; Ann Arbor, MI. Car & Driver photo shoots
Personal - Methodical, diligent, perceptive, persistent, inquisitive, congenial
Software - Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign; Apple Pages & Numbers; OmniOutliner Pro; solidThinking
Traditional - Sketching, drawing, rendering, drafting, mock-up and finished models in: paper, wood, metal, foam, and clay.
College for Creative Studies - BFA in Transportation Design - Detroit, MI
Landmark College - Liberal Arts Studies - Putney, VT
CCS SPONSORED PROJECTS
GM - Designed a Saab super car with emphases on airflow, implementing the Autonomy platform.
Calty Design Research - Created a Scion for the Bostonian design connoisseur, inspired by Hadid’s CAC building.
ABPA - Created a Morgan Dakar Race Buggy and Implemented chrome in its racing graphics.
DaimlerChrysler - Designed an affordable rear engine sports car inspired by the Renault Alpine of 1971.