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Product Designer at Lumisource
I love designing things! I love the fact that I make a living doing it.
August 2011-present - Product designer at Lumisource LLC. Design bar and office furniture, lamps, novelty lighting, and video game chairs. Help with the design and installation of tradeshow and showroom sets. Work with vendors in China on prototype development. Track and process incoming samples. Work with licensing partners to make sure their standards are met.
2008-present - Freelance graphic design of logos, stage scenery, and fliers for various organizations and teams. Also do freelance product design including a project for a Fortune 100 consumer appliance/electronics company.
2006-2007 - Transportation Security Administration (how did that happen?)
1996-present - Handyman/Construction
Used all kinds of tools to fix, make, and build all kinds of things.
2007-2011 University of Illinois at Chicago
Industrial Design BFA Summa cum Laude
2005-2007 Lillstreet Arts Center
Textile Resist Dyeing (Katazome) with Akemi Nakano Cohn
Ceramics with Lisa Harris
2004-2005 Harold Washington College
2 years of Japanese strictly for self-improvement
1996-1998 Richard J Daley College
Honors College - General Studies
Other Relevant Activities:
Summer 2010 - Part of a student project redesigning the packaging of an existing, high-end powdered deodorant can.
2011 Worked on a corporate sponsored interdisciplinary student project for Dell small electronics division.
Photoshop, Illustrator, Solidworks, Rhino, Keyshot, MS Office
Fishing, Tennis, Woodcarving, Drawing, Computer Games, 3D Modeling, Outdoors, Art in General, Travel, Digital Photography
University of Illinois at Chicago
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Industrial and Product Design
- 2008 - 2011
Did lots of arty stuff and graduated Summa Cum Laude.