I strive to design things that are conceptually compelling, yet practical & manufacturable.

Work Samples

  • LIGHTING

  • FURNITURE

  • ENVIRONMENT DESIGN

Work History

OBJECTIVE: To provide creative product design direction which meet the needs of consumers (end-users), as well as navigation of flexible manufacturing solutions. Services performed include: concept exploration & development, concept visualization (illustration, 2D & 3D Renderings), engineering & rapid prototyping services. WORK EXPERIENCE: nSPIRE' design solutions Albany, OR Principal - Enjoy working with a broad range of clients on a wide variety of projects; providing design services as described above. From June 2011 Hooligan Racing LLC. Jefferson, OR From: Sept 2009 To: Current Employer Responsibilities: Perform general dis-assembly & re-assembly of vintage Alfa Romeos. (Italian sports cars) Recreate damaged body panels from scratch; welding in replacement patches as needed before paint. Strip and recondition drive-train parts; repaint for re-assembly. Art Institute of Portland Portland, OR From: Oct. 2007 To: Dec. 2009 Part-Time Instructor in the Industrial Design Department Courses taught: Mechanical Drawing (Hand Drafting) / Presentation Drawing / Design Studio 1 / Rhino 3D modeling DTT group Farmington Hills, MI From: Feb. 2006 To: Oct. 2007 Product Designer: Concept Ideation / Product Development / 3D Modeling Production oversight; ensuring cost and design integrity Quality Metalcraft Inc. Livonia, MI From: Feb. 2004 To: Feb. 2006 Product Designer: Concept Ideation / Product Development / 3D Modeling Marketing: Created company branding standards still in use, as well as exhibition materials. H.B. Stubbs Warren, MI From: Aug. 2002 To: Feb. 2004 Contract Exhibit Design Consultant: Provided concepts for Trade Shows, Auto Shows, Mobile, and Permanent Environmental Designs. Some projects were completed individually, while others were part of a larger team effort. Exhibit Works Inc. Livonia, MI From: May 2001 To: Sept 2001 Exhibit Design Internship: was part of a team of designers working on the upcoming (2002) Mitsubishi Auto show Exhibit. (Helped create a large scale model of display.) First individual design project proposal: Agco Fair Booth (Completed under the supervision of the design director; Steve Hough.) PROFICIENCIES: 3D Software: Autodesk Alias Studio Tools | Autodesk Inventor | Autodesk Showcase | Rhino | Form-Z | Solidthinking 2D Software: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign/Acrobat) Corel Painter | Autodesk Sketchbook Pro

Education

  • College for Creative Studies

    • BFA Industrial Design Industrial Design / Product Design
    • 1997 - 2002

    Focused on designing for consumers; while also being drawn to explore manufacturing as part of the creative process, utilizing modular principles in design.

Specialties

Awards

Awarded the design and development responsibilities (while employed by DTT group) of a custom outdoor lighting fixture for the Greater Corktown Development Corp. Design and development of an aftermarket Mustang hood for the 2005-07 Ford Mustang; under the direction of Chip Foose.

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