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Los Angeles, CA
Product designer. I love to create strikingly beautiful, relevant, and inspiring products.
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Cobra AMP Cell Driver
- Soulcake Creative
- Feb 2011 - Present (2 years 10 months)
I design and create soulful products for a wide range of industries. Working together with small startups, large corporations, and everything in between. Clients include: Samsung, Cobra PUMA Golf, Altec Lansing, iFrogz, ZAGG, Dane-Elec, Elite Fitness, Thales Aerospace, Cohu Electronics, Atom Inc, Powell Tools, EWI, KIA, Dana/Spicer, Rockwell Time, Electric Visual, Time Bomb, INDUS.
Principal, Industrial Design
- Nelson Wah Design
- Jan 2010 - Present (3 years 11 months)
Industrial design consulting and concept art. Form language and Adobe Photoshop sketching specialist. Also involved with design research, strategy, rapid sketch visualization, 3D CAD, quick models and prototypes. Freelance and collaborative projects. Clients include:
Olight - freelance, tactical lights
Mobio - freelance, mobile device accessories
Symphony of Nod - prop/helmet designs for short film music video directed by Francisco Stoll
University Medical Pharmaceuticals - freelance, medical cosmetics
Advantageous Systems LLC - partnership, healthcare product
Dynamic Gaming - concept artist for independent video game, Meat Grinder
San Gabriel Valley Jeet Kune Do - logo design
Bottomless Pit Games - concept designs for Harmotion video game
Product Design Intern
- Karten Design
- May 2010 - Aug 2010 (3 months)
Assigned to do key design work, research, concept sketching, mockups and prototypes, brainstorms, and presentations. Clients include: Simplehuman, Carefusion, Magtek, Duracell
- Various Clients
- Sep 2003 - Dec 2008 (5 years 3 months)
IMI 2 Wheelchair (2008)
Intelligent Mobility International (IMI)
Designed a low cost wheelchair for Guatemala. In collaboration with Art Center, Caltech.
Mobile Health Clinic (2008)
Project Concern International (PCI)
Created a new strategic vision and designs for PCI's Tijuana mobile health clinic system. In collaboration with Art Center Designmatters.
Functionalizing Nanoparticles for RNAi (2005)
Johns Hopkins University
Combining nanotech with genetic therapy to stop gene expression at a specific site.
Realtime Continuous Energy Expenditure Measure (2004)
Johns Hopkins Hospital
Was electrical engineering leader in team of 8 biomedical engineering students to create a device to noninvasively monitor and graph in realtime the energy expenditure of a woman during labor.
- Center for Cardiovascular Bioinformatics & Modeling
- May 2004 - May 2005 (1 year)
Aided in developing a computational model for electrical excitations in the heart. I was tasked with exploring the possibility of a "late sodium ion channel," modeling this ion channel based on published clinical data, and running computer simulations to test the model.
- Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
- Jan 2003 - Aug 2003 (7 months)
Conducted lab experiments for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease research.
Summer Research Intern
- Jun 2002 - Aug 2002 (2 months)
Aided researchers in data collection and experiments in ligand-gated ion channels
Art Center College of Design
- Product Design
- 2007 - 2009
Art Center merit scholarship recipient
The Johns Hopkins University
- B.S. Biomedical Engineering
- 2001 - 2005
graduated w/Electrical Engineering concentration Bloomberg Scholar - full scholarship
Design Patent for Cobra AMP Cell Driver.
Featured on Coroflot.com
Art Center Merit Scholarship.
Bloomberg Scholar - full tuition scholarship at Johns Hopkins.