I believe that all design is intertwined. My time studying design has allowed me to have a hand in each field at some point in my educational and professional career. What I thrive on most is the variety that is offered in industrial design. The strategies involved in creating successful solutions are similar no matter what the problems or genres of design are, and these methods are where my knowledge and understanding are strongest.

Work Samples

  • Rich Mahogany

  • Vitalflo Teaser

  • ecoVe Teaser

Work History

  • Product Design Consultant

    • Freelance ID
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Sep 2013 - Present (1 year 3 months)

    Went through the product development life-cycle from brainstorming to engineering drawings and material selection.
    Developed an idea with an independent entrepreneur/inventor who wants to launch his idea on Kickstarter.

  • Design Consultant

    Developed infographics, 3D Models, and renderings.
    Continued a successful project that stemmed from a multi-disciplinary group project that started in the Fall semester of 2012.
    Fabricated and tested a fully functional spirometer calibration unit.
    Created exhibition materials and presented our idea to potential 􀃶nanciers.

  • Design Researcher + Prototype Lead

    • RED Lab
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Jan 2013 - Aug 2013 (7 months)

    Developed prototypes that complied with military safety standards.
    Carried out in-field research using prototypes and specially crafted testing tools that allowed us to gather real-time information.
    Project presented at SAFE Conference on Oct 14, 2013 (by design lead Sharon Joines).

  • Junior Designer

    • Enventys
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Jan 2011 - Jun 2011 (5 months)

    Worked with clients to develop their ideas/inventions.
    Managed multiple interns.
    Developed brand identities, packaging, and logos.
    Learned business strategies involved in managing a design firm.
    Produced successful products alongside a team of professional graphic, web, and product designers.

  • Internship

    • Enventys
    • Charlotte, NC
    • Aug 2010 - Dec 2010 (4 months)

    Shadowed design director Daniel Bizzell while learning how an internationally renowned firm is run.

Education

  • North Carolina State University

    • MID Industrial Design
    • 2011 - 2013
  • Appalachian State University

    • BS Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2010
  • Prague Institute

    • International Design Studio
    • 2010 - 2010

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

1st Place Medical Category: 2013 Create the Future Design Contest Provisional Patent Pending: vitalflo Asthma Monitoring System HFES Conference & Pending Publication: Self-Reporting of Firefighter Vital Signs in Emergency Situations ARTS NC STATE Student Art Purchase: 2012 Piece accepted into the Talley Student Center permanent collection Work/Study Scholarship: Penland School of Crafts Summer 2008:...
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