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Currently employed as a product designer at High Sierra
High Sierra Design Concepts
+ Effective at visually communicating ideas and concepts
+ Strong leadership and project coordination skills
+Excellent at prototyping models to communicate form
+Great verbal communication and public speaking skills
+Comprehensive knowledge of materials and soft-goods manufacturing process
High Sierra - Product Design, Current Employer (Since Fall 2011)
I currently work as a product designer for the Illinois-based backpack company High Sierra. It is my duty to research the market, sketch concepts, and communicate with our factories to bring finished products to market. A large part of the job is working with our sales and marketing team in order to find new opportunities while staying true to the High SIerra brand.
Studio 111 - Freelance Design, Summer 2011
Worked on a home-care children's product with the team at Studio 111. It was my duty to research and ideate a new container for a major label children's brand that would revitalize sales and help the company win back lost market share.
Timbuk2 - Freelance Design, Summer 2011
Did illustration work for the San Francisco based bag makers. The goal was to show key feature sets of the bags through visual illustrations. The illustrations are displayed in company workbooks as well as the retail website for customer viewing.
Timbuk2 - Internship, Spring2011
Interned at San Francisco based bag company and worked on a multitude of projects. Duties included creating Illustrator line art of developed products, color blocking the product line, sketching ideas for future seasons, and working with materials and sourcing developers.
Virtual Studios- Internship, Summer 2008
Worked with San Francisco based I.D. firm on a comprehensive project which dealt with issues such as storage, waste management, and recycling in living and work spaces. The end product and solutions were very effective in solving common storage problems. Cannot divulge too much information due to proprietary constraints.
Hand sketching, rapid sketch ideation, hand drafting, 2D and 3D rendering, storyboarding, marker rendering
Rapid protoyping, industrial sewing, woodwork, milling(Bridgeport), painting/finishing, Lathe machine, sanding/surfacing, vacuum forming, hand stitching, dremelling
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Alias, Rhino, Keyshot, Hypershot, Powerpoint, Graphite, Magics, Final Cut Pro, Protools, Garageband
California College of the Arts, BFA Industrial Design
graduated in May 2011 with honors
EDUCATION California College of the Arts, BFA Industrial Design graduated in May 2011 with honors