Industrial Design and Innovation Consultant - Lohr Creative, Charleston, SC Area Let's design to exhilarate and empower the people we're innovating for. Let's always ensure our solutions are beautiful, artfully crafted, and meaningful. And really, let's always have a blast doing it!

Work Samples

Work History

  • Industrial Design and Innovation Consultant

    • Lohr Creative
    • Charleston, SC
    • Jul 2015 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    Working with and building epic products and brands!

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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