Industrial Designer.

Work Samples

  • First product designed from concept to production

  • Collection of Concepts

  • Self produced vase sold online and at markets

Work History

  • Adjunct Professor

    • Philadelphia University
    • Aug 2012 - Present (3 years 3 months)

    – Industrial Design VI

    o Project intense semester of third year students
    o Introduce advanced professional techniques through lecture and practice
    o Deliver an internal and cross discipline collaborative work environment

    – Industrial Design I

    o Introduce Industrial Design to first year students
    o Provide practical skills and understanding of the product design industry
    o Assist IDSA K-12 Design Learning Challenge

    – Materials and Process: Fabrication

    o Educate industrial design and engineering students of tools and materials for the purpose of prototype and production
    o Wood, metal, rapid prototyping, and synthetics construction
    o Manage student workers of wood, metal, paint, and synthetics workshops

  • Principal Designer

    • Exit Velocity Design, LLC
    • Jul 2011 - Present (4 years 4 months)

    o Product, instructional, and package design
    o Management of sub-contractors and vendors
    o In-house product development of ceramic housewares
    o Virtual model and production documentation
    o Design for rapid prototyping: 3D print, CNC, laser cut, cast and mold
    o Design and install of rooftop gardens and irrigation systems

  • Industrial Designer

    • Lasko Products, Inc
    • Mar 2014 - Nov 2014 (8 months)

    o Product Development
    o Design Engineering
    o Instructional Design
    o Virtual Animation

  • Industrial Designer

    • SCA Americas
    • Oct 2009 - Aug 2012 (2 years 10 months)

    – Lead designer of products from concept to production

    o XPIC: Line of 3 in-counter napkin dispensers, inventor of 3 international patents
    o T-26 Tissue Dispenser: Minimal tool investment redesign
    o Drive-Thru Dispenser: Accurate and quick multiple napkin dispenser solution

    – Support role to senior designers and engineers

    o Premiere line of 5 dispensers: virtual build, render, and file maintenance
    o Instruction manual and packaging graphic design
    o Production documentation of plastic parts

  • Designer and Project Manager

    • Mike Leonard Designer, LLC
    • 2007 - Oct 2009 (1 year 11 months)

    – Supervise projects from initial meeting to final deliverable

    o Medical products
    o Commercial refrigerators

    – Lead product designer on client sponsored projects

    o Air and fluid containers
    o Portable water filters
    o Consumer housewares

    – Instruct various levels of interns of process and techniques

  • Design Intern

    • Mike Leonard Designer, LLC
    • 2006 - 2007 (1 year)

    – Product design of client based sponsored projects

    – Live and virtual presentations

    – CAD development

  • Technician

    • Omega Tools Inc.
    • 2005 - 2005

    – Hydraulic and pneumatic tool assembly

    – Trained in metal fabrication

    o Mig/Tig Welding, acetylene torch, milling, lathe, press


  • Philadelphia University

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2007

    – Project manager of first place team, PhilaU Sprint Project – Project manager of redesign of Maurice Kanbar’s Roll-it and workshops