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I do this for the joy of the product turning on
My focus at the moment is in Augmented and Virtual Reality. My past has included ID, ME, UI, UX, and HMI design. I understand what it takes to fully develop a product from start to finish. I am a driven innovator in design and technology. My in-depth knowledge of design for manufacturing and assembly allows for quick completion of products. My teams and I have shipped many influential electro-mechanical and optomechanical consumer products. My career is focused on holistic product design in the consumer electronics industry. Prior to my current technical pursuits, I have held director positions in several design/development firms and startups. Past products can be found on Engadget, Gizmodo, and in the Wall Street Journal, among other publications. I am also an adviser at Puget Sound Skills Center for the Aerospace Manufacturing/Engineering Programs. Past Work Highlights Include: 13 head mounted display designs delivered to clients and production 3 Android Tablets shipped in volume 5 video conferencing systems for various clients, most shipping in high volume 2 VRS video communication systems for the deaf. I have contributed to projects for Microsoft, Nvidia, Panasonic, Nike, McLaren Automotive, Atheer Labs, DAQRI LLC, Tely Labs, PayPal, Lumus Optical, and many more.
VOXLL HMD Design Consultant - October 2015 to Present Co-founder of a small, fast, design consultancy focused on wearable technology. I provide services to my clients, from concept to production. Our shipped projects include two industrial augmented reality headsets and one 3D spatial tracking device. DAQRI, LLC HMD Design Consultant - June 2015 to February 2017 I designed and engineered several of DAQRI’s key products. This includes the ID of the Smart Helmet and ID/ME of the Smart Glasses. I also advised internal and external teams for company hardware projects. 1066 Labs (Innovative Converged Devices - ICD) Creative Director - January 2012 to September 2015 As the Creative Director of 1066 Labs, I was responsible for the ME, ID, UX, and prototype fabrication teams. Everything was engineered and manufactured in-house, from hardware design, optical-mechanical integration, and electro-mechanical support, to mechanical engineering, industrial design, and visual design. We shipped many influential electro-mechanical and optomechanical consumer products for consumer electronics start-ups, Fortune 500 companies and Formula One dynasties. 1066 Labs (Innovative Converged Devices - ICD) Sr. Industrial Designer - June 2010 to December 2011 Ballinger & Associates Design Director UX - January 2009 to August 2009 I was responsible for the look and feel of products and maintaining design direction. Design and development consultancy with a focus on Microsoft technologies. Synapse Product Development Industrial Designer - July 2008 to November 2008 I worked with the engineering team on client and in-house projects. Other than industrial design, my responsibilities included developing pre-production prototypes and creating design presentations for clients. Neticipate Inc. Industrial Designer – Project Manager - November 2007 to May 2008 I was part of a 7 person team working on a cloud computing ecosystem. My responsibilities included design of All-In-One computers and accessories. I was also responsible for coordinating and managing engineers, suppliers, OEMs, and prototyping shops for delivery of the final products. Independent Contractor December 2006 to June 2010 I worked as a designer for Behringer Audio, Boda Bags, Fable, and Innovative Converged Devices. I created designs for various industries and products. Puget Sound Skills Center Engineering Adviser - September 2007 to Present Active adviser to the school on relevant industry changes and curriculum updates. Education Bachelor of Science – Industrial Design Full Scholarship – Art Institute of Seattle Excellence Award (Art Institutes North America) 1st place: International Design Awards Competition, Student-Home Computers. www.kylecherry.com
Bachelor of Science – Industrial Design