Due to the sensitive nature of my design work, current work is not posted until all patent filings have been finalized or client has made project public. I am an Industrial Designer always looking to learn something knew try new things and explore other points of view. I am currently employed at Enventys in Charlotte NC where I am responsible for product research/strategic design, product ideation, orthographic refinement, and 3D modeling of consumer products, sports equipment, and medical devices.

Work Samples

  • Project Samples

  • Sprout

  • Solar Decathlon Project

Work History

EDUCATION: Graduation from Appalachian State University - 2011 major: Product Design EXPERIENCE: Enventys October 2011 – Present - Charlotte, NC Industrial Design at Enventys hinges on being multi-faceted. Being one of only two on-staff designers, we are highly involved from the outset of each project. A keen ability to extrapolate design & market trends is essential, as is being able to juggle multiple projects spanning a variety of fields, each in a different phase of development, simultaneously. Having an engineering background has allowed me to become a link between the purely styling portion of a product and traditional engineering/manufacturing/sourcing. Being a designer at Enventys also means being directly involved with the Emmy award winning show 'Everyday Edisons' in which inventors have their ideas developed into marketable products. My required skill set for this position include: Client interaction/collaboration/presentation Product Category Research Trend Forecasting High volume ideation sessions Orthographic refinement Form modeling (Foam, Paper, Plastics) 3D Modeling (SolidWorks) & Rendering (Photoview 360, Keyshot, and Shot) Product naming and light graphic design work Carolina Steel Inc. - May 2011 - current - Developing 3D models of all building size/options for an online configurator. - Creating/Redesigning current logos, advertising, brand language Internship Enventys - 2010 - Managed three member project groups - Gained experience in consumer based design - Worked on projects involving health care, children toys, infant products, preteen fashion, and many “As seen on TV” products. Lowes Home Improvement - 2007 - 2009 -Paint Department Associate -Gained valuable interpersonal and leadership skills Freelance Graphic Design work for eTomic - 2005 - 2006 -Created online configurator for steel buildings and accessories -Learned to be self motivated Carolina Carports Inc. – 2004 - 2007 -Led projects including: advertisement/billboard design, website design, advertisement screen-printing, and brochure production EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS: Exhibited at ICFF 2010 Exhibited at High Point Furniture Market 2011 Furniture piece, "Troika" in production under Groovystuff TECHNICAL SKILLS: Solidworks Photoview Rhino 3D Alias Sketchbook Pro Adobe CS3, CS4, CS5 (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Soundbooth) Maxwell Render Maxwell Studio Luxion Keyshot Mudbox (beginner skills) SHOT Hypershot CorelDraw Ps Lightroom / Aperture Both MAC & PC savvy Non Design : Quickbooks Enterprise PERSONAL SKILLS: Experienced in leading groups through design process Self motivated Thrive on learning and trying new processes Experienced in creating 'design language' Background in physics (classical mechanics/thermodynamics)

Education

Appalachian State University

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA Carolina - Charlotte Chair

Awards

Red Bull Creation 2012 Competitor Exhibited in ICFF 2010 High Point Furniture Market 2011 Furniture piece "Troika" currently produced by Groovystuff

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