I am an Industrial Designer with product development experience from consumer products & industrial equipment through toys & JP, in consulting and corporate studios.
I have experience in all phases of NPD. Field research and conceptual sketches, product illustration and rendering, 3D CAD work through manufacturing specs. I work closely with each discipline to bring about the best and most appropriate solution. I have global experience as most of our processes involve people around the world.
2012 - Present : Senior Industrial Designer - Kaleidoscope / Cincinnati, OH
Lead client programs and such...
2006 - 2012 : Lead Designer - Stanley Black & Decker / New Britain, CT
Lead industrial design for the Cutting & Clamping business unit of the Hand Tools division. Work closely with Directors of Engineering and Marketing and the rest of the team to develop the vision for new products. I also coordinate with our ID team to apply and guide appropriate styling for our brands within SB&D such as Stanley, FatMax, DEWALT and Black & Decker. Manage the rest of the NPD process by collaborating with research teams through manufacture by running brainstorming sessions, illustrating concepts, and providing 3D surfacing and models.
2007 - now : Freelance Designer - Sweet Spot Studios, Inc. / Saugatuck, MI
Sweet Spot Studio specializes in new product development within the toy and giftware industries. I contribute concepts, sketches, and renderings on a per project basis as well as assist in development of independent inventions.
1997 - 2006 : Senior Designer - Evo Design / Watertown, CT
Project leader and designer guiding and presenting client projects from research and ideation phases through 3D refinement and initial engineering. Industries included housewares, medical, consumer, industrial, and sporting goods.
1992 - 97 : University of Cincinnati
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design from the college of DAAP.
Awarded IDSA Gold during senior thesis project show for a fully functional prototype of an expandable cafe table with a hidden spring loaded leaf.
1993 - 96 : Integrated co-op program at UC involved work experience every other quarter.
Sinot Design Associates in Amsterdam, Netherlands; Pitney Bowes in Shelton, CT; Oceanic SCUBA in San Leandro, CA; Giltspur Exhibits in Chicago, IL & Pittsburgh, PA