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.

Work Samples

  • Rawlings NKG Helmet Visualization

  • Optitrack Prime 41 - Motion Capture Camera

  • SmartMeasure

Work History

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.

Education

  • University of Cincinnati

    • BS Industrial Design Industrial Design
    • 2001 - 2006

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA

Awards

2012 IDEA Finalist 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"

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