I have successfully innovated for clients for more than a decade from Fortune 500 companies to small startups across a range of competitive industries, from developing innovative new products to creating patentable intellectual property that strengthens market leadership. I strive to create innovative designs that will challenge the marketplace. If it sounds ridiculous, looks ludicrous and seems impossible, it must be a great idea!

Work Samples

  • Alpha 1

  • Pocket Ace

  • TSA iPhone Case

Work History

  • Owner and Lead Designer

    Integrate user needs, market needs and technology into compelling and innovative solutions products, services and experiences. 11 years of industrial design expertise and 3D CAD experience.

  • CORONA CLIPPER

    • CHUMS-CHISCO
    • Corona, CA
    • GREAT TRANGO HOLDINGS INC.
    • Boulder, CO
    • LEATHERMAN TOOL GROUP
    • Portland, OR
    • NORWOOD PPI.
    • Indianapolis, IN
    • LAUNCHPOINT
    • Carlsbad, CA

    Publications, Awards & Patents

    • EDDIE BAUER

    1225 Archer Street

    • TACTICAL
    • Modesto, CA
    • DIVIX GOLF
    • El Cajon, CA

    michael@idsandiego.com ph 858.525.2038

    • COAST CUTLERY
    • Portland, OR

    Visit my website

    • www.idsandiego.com
    • Portland, OR

    - 2008⏐Freelance HEADWIND GROUP Hong Kong November 2005⏐Freelance

    • SOLATUBE
    • Vista, CA

    Extensive experience implementing usability studies and conducting human Developed plastic collimators for skylights. Project factors research. included, market research, color studies, ideations, * Bring design, strategy, research and photoshop renderings and 3D CAD work. technology together into integrated, multi- disciplinary approach.

    • ROKFORM
    • Santa Ana, CA

    Identify opportunities and clarify design January 2011⏐Freelance intent as a strategic foundation that informs Assessed design specifications and technical and aligns project teams and decision feasibility, ensuring a strong foundation for makers through a common visual development of iPad accessories. Responsible for language. ideations, Photoshop renderings and 3D CAD work.

  • Designer

    • MAD CATZ
    • San Diego, CA
  • Contract Designer

    • MANTIS KNIVES
    • Anaheim, CA
    • 2005 - 2009 (4 years)

    Knowledge of high volume manufacturing techniques for plastics and metals. Design and developed over 30 products. Responsible for market research, human factors and development of new product.

  • 2003 Lead Designer

Education

  • Savannah College of Art and Design

    • MA Industrial Design
    • 1998 - 2001
  • College Of Charleston

    • BA, BA Art History and Painting
    • 1993 - 1996

    BA in Art History BA in Painting

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

2004 BLADE SHOW: My product design the"Revolution-XT" received "Most Innovative Knife Award" for 2004.

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