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  • Jay Rogers

    Owner, C3 Innovation

    Hudson, WI

I am currently self employed as a freelance Industrial Designer/Consumer Product Developer. I own Solidworks and keep it up to date with yearly subscription for maintenance. I am skilled in consumer product design with most of my background being in the Hunting and Outdoor sports hard goods industries. I have a BFA in Industrial Design from the University of Wisconsin, Stout. I have been doing Industrial/Mechanical Design for the past 18 years with the last 8 years more on the New Product Development side where I would see through projects from conception through completion.

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Work History

  • Owner

    • C3 Innovation
    • Jul 2011 - Present (6 years 4 months)

    C3 Innovation, LLC is a company that offers Industrial/Mechanical Design, Documentation and Manufacturing consulting services. Services include new product development, in any stage of the process from Conception through Creation, documentation of the product, and Communication with engineering and manufacturing to create a high quality, properly functioning product within budgetary constraints and timelines.

    C3 Innovation has a strong background in Industrial Design and utilizes Solidworks to bring the designs from concept sketches to production ready models.

    C3 Innovation also specializes in Patent drawing preparation. We produce high quality CAD and hand illustrations that help you get your idea protected.

  • New product engineer

    • Edge by Expedite/Expedite International
    • Apr 2005 - Jun 2011 (6 years 2 months)

    Responsible for bringing all new product to market starting from concept phase through the manufacturing stage.

    Presented all new products as well as entire product line to key account buyers and aid in sales at most buying trade shows.

    Sole inventor of many of the new products the company launched from 2005 to 2011.

  • New Product Engineer

    • Expedite International
    • Mar 2005 - Jun 2011 (6 years 3 months)

    Designed and developed most of the new products that EI launched between 2006 and 2010. Presented the new products at many of the big box annual presentations and trade shows.

  • Mechanical Designer

    • AP Engineering
    • Mar 2000 - Mar 2005 (5 years)

    Mechanical Design for machine parts. Industrial design for consumer goods.

  • Drafting manager

    • Entolo
    • Jun 1997 - Mar 2000 (2 years 9 months)

    Managed a team of Technical Drafters to make technical drawings for Trade Show Exhibits being constructed by our craftsman. Worked with retailers on designing floor plans for new stores being opened up around the world.


  • University of Wisconsin-Stout

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 1989 - 1995