Industrial Designer at Leatherman Tool Group

Work Samples

Work History

  • Industrial Designer

    + Lead industrial design work for multi-purpose tools as a member of marketing and advanced development teams. Also collaborate with FreeRange PDX on products for new markets to ensure brand authenticity
    + Progress with projects throughout the entire design process from ideation to production CAD. This includes close work with mechanical engineers and vendors to ensure details and alterations support design intent
    + Utilize surfacing methods to evolve form factors for formed sheet metal components. Direct collaboration with engineering and tooling designers has led to innovative new part construction methods
    + Conduct VOC, trade show research, and create trend analyses to inform product briefs, QFDs, design, coloration, and marketing messaging

  • Owner + Designer

    + Design and fabricate vinyl and composite aesthetic parts for contemporary German automobiles
    + Developed brand identity including website, packaging, and stationary to communicate target core competencies to customers and enthusiasts

  • Junior Industrial Designer

    + Designed power wheelchairs and scooters for those with disabilities or in rehabilitative situations
    + Utilized extensive Solidworks modeling to create production-ready components and conceptual prototypes
    + Collaborated directly with engineering to confirm part manufacturability, structural details, and target costs
    + Conducted frequent primary research with mobility product stakeholders such as technicians and clinicians to extract design opportunities and constraints which influenced both usability and aesthetics
    + Attended various automotive and motorcycle shows to extract influential design inspiration

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • Dell
    • Austin, TX
    • Jan 2010 - Jul 2010 (6 months)

    + Provided project support for the International Experience Design Group team on next-generation enterprise products with a focus on innovative ideation, consumer and trend research, usability, and prototyping
    + Close collaboration with Dell’s marketing, engineering, usability, CMF (colors, materials, and finishes), and photography teams as well as consultancies enhanced understanding of the complete design process
    + Led the design of conceptual home server and server graphic customization projects while reviewing progress and receiving critiques from Dell’s in-house and international design teams

  • Industrial Design Intern

    • BOLTgroup
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Jun 2009 - Jul 2009 (1 month)

    + Worked with the internal design team in collaboration with client marketing and engineering resources to develop innovative consumer products, including a production juvenile car seat
    + Conducted research, utilized extensive sketching, constructed foam and CAD models, and developed presentation renderings
    + Gained exposure and interest to professional graphic design and brand strategy

Education

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

    • Bachelor of Science Industrial Design
    • 2006 - 2010

    Graduated Cum Laude, 3.54/4.0 Scale Cumulative GPA

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