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My passion is, and always has been, design. I am constantly on the lookout for the next challenge as an industrial designer - whether it is to improve upon an existing product, or develop a completely new and innovative application that fills a need in the current marketplace. I view each challenge as an opportunity to apply green and sustainable solutions that will make our world a better place...
Viking Combi-Steam/Convect Oven
Sharp Solar-Powered LED Light
Product Designer Char-Griller - Atlanta, GA January 2016 - Present Product Design Engineer A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc. - Lithia Springs, GA June 2013 to January 2016 • Aid in the company’s transition from fluorescent to LED-focused fixture concepts • Collaborate with manufacturing, engineering, and quality to deliver projects on time and on budget in a fast-paced work environment with multiple priorities at once • Lead product designer on several high-priority projects, focusing on LED applications in both the commercial and residential markets • Understanding of UL, DLC, and Energy Star regulatory specifications • Continuing to develop a strong technical / electrical aptitude, as well as extensive experience working with sheet metal and plastics Industrial Designer, SMCA Design Center-USA Sharp Manufacturing Company of America - Memphis, TN September 2008 to June 2013 • Participated in the full range of product development; from concept, product planning, industrial design, engineering, graphic and promotional material to the final manufactured product • One of two industrial designers to work on the Sharp Solar-Powered LED Light project • Lead product designer on several projects, focusing on new and innovative applications for Sharp solar module and LED technology in a variety of markets • Contributed to the development of the Sharp PAR30 and PAR38 LED Lamps, including the design of the electrical housing and heat sink components • Engaged in concept ideation to design the optics for the 6” and 4” LED down light • Developed specialty kitchen appliances for Sharp and OEM customers Design Intern, Torque Creative Techtronic Industries North America, Inc - Anderson, SC May 2008 to September 2008 • Interned at the design firm and in-house marketing agency for TTI North America • Specialized in strategic brand communications for many of TTI’s internationally recognizable brands, such as Ryobi, Homelite, Ridgid, and Hoover • Created graphic layouts - conveying product features and messaging - for points of sale, points of purchase, and packaging Montgomery Marketing, Inc. Sponsored Fourth Year Studio - Auburn University August 2007 to December 2007 • Designed and built a combination sleeping cot/tent for the United States Marine Corps Auburn University Study Abroad - Taiwan Program May 2007 to July 2007 • Was enrolled in the Taiwan Summer Studio at Shu-Te University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan • Experienced a rising culture in the field of design NDD Design Inc. - Tainan City, Taiwan Summer 2007 • Participated in research and concept ideation for a retractable marker/pen combination Broan-NuTone Sponsored Third Year Studio - Auburn University January 2007 to May 2007 • Developed oven range hood concepts for Broan-NuTone’s three range hood lines: Broan Elite®, Best-by-Broan®, and Zephyr Training: Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire 3.0 Training Program, Sequoia Etc. - December 2008
Activities and Societies: Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Student Chapter, Theta Chi Fraternity - Chi Chapter, Student Alumni Association (SAA)