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Sr. Industrial Designer at Priority Designs/Founder & Chief ...
Collaborated with numerous Fortune 500 clients in various stages of product development.
Spearheaded a partnership with an Asian manufacturer to produce our own line of 'smart' kitchen products.
Founder of IncludeFitness - a company dedicated to providing accessible fitness equipment for those with disabilities.
Rawlings NKG Helmet Visualization
Optitrack Prime 41 - Motion Capture Camera
Founder & Chief Creative Officer - Include Fitness LLC
March 2009 – Present
IncludeFitness LLC is a company dedicated to providing accessible fitness equipment for those with disabilities. The Company was launched after the success of The Access concept in the 2007 IDEA Awards.
Raised over $200K in investments. Current investor list includes Cincytech USA, BIOSTART, and Procter & Gamble. Completed a full scale proof-of concept prototype, obtained an issued patent, hired an experienced CEO, developed a comprehensive 5 year business plan, built a strategic advisory board, and partnered with numerous organizations to launch the Company.
Senior Industrial Designer/Project Manager - Priority Designs
July 2006 – Present
Worked in all stages of product development: consumer research, trend analysis, brand development, concept generation, CAD development, visualization, product launch strategy, production coordination, IP protection, packaging development, presentation, etc. Clients include Nike, General Electric Appliances, Lowes, Black & Decker, Electrolux Appliances, Rawlings, STX, HoMedics and more.
Managed a royalty-based partnership between Priority Designs and Ansen Electronics; an Asian electronics manufacturer. Designed, managed and launched seven products including a family of ‘smart’ kitchen products now found in Target, Sur La Table, WalMart, Williams & Sonoma, Crate & Barrel and several large kitchenware resellers. Traveled to China twice to oversee production and launch.
Design Intern - Ziba Design
January 2006 – March 2006
Clients included Logitech, Sirius, Microsoft, Nike and Procter & Gamble.
Design Intern - Priority Designs
January 2005 – September 2005
Clients included Taylormade Golf, American Standard and STX Lacrosse.
Design Intern - General Electric
June 2004 – September 2004
Contributed in the development of appliance concepts in the wet care department.
Design Intern - Fisher Design
June 2003 – March 2003
Clients included Dial, Herbal Essences, Scotts Lawn Care, and Procter & Gamble.
University of Cincinnati
- BS Industrial Design Industrial Design
- 2001 - 2006
2012 Red Dot Honorable Mention
2010 IDEA Finalist
2009 Silver Spark! Award
2009 Cinci Innovates HYPE! Winner
2008 Shanghai Design Biennial Speaker
2008 IDSA Keynote & Breakout Speaker
2008 IDEA Jury member
2007 IDEA Gold, Best in Show & People's Choice "The Access"