Artistically and intellectually driven Industrial Designer with an appetite for true innovation and progressive thinking. Looking to advance my career with opportunities that involve leadership roles, business development, and increased responsibility across multiple functions and departments.

Work Samples

  • Citroen DS Concept - Exterior Ideation

  • Cadillac LMP1 Proposal

  • Jeep Renegade Sustainable Interior Concept

Work History

  • Sr. Lead Creative Designer - Global Architecture Studio

    • General Motors
    • Detroit, MI
    • Jul 2010 - Present (4 years 4 months)

    Work as lead designer and liaison between production design studios, engineering, product strategy,
    marketing and finance to assess proportion, appearance and occupant package of future vehicle model
    architectures. Develop sketch theme work, 3D ALIAS models, and full size clay models to assure
    appearance and package credibility of vehicle architecture proposals. Help lead core vehicle line
    program team in development of design enablers, hard-points, vehicle package and program targets
    to transition design to production studio and engineering teams.

    Assist in creative problem solving for GM Design and Engineering through design concept proposals,
    sketches, and visual communications.

  • Adjunct Faculty – Transportation Design

    • College for Creative Studies
    • Detroit, MI
    • Sep 2009 - Present (5 years 2 months)


    Created Course Material, Developed Syllabi, Developed Learning Projects and directed Learning Outcomes
    Encouraged students to exhibit Design as a pure combination of Art and Science
    Encouraged innovation and integrated system level design thinking
    Implemented and taught sustainable design techniques
    Emphasis on design as fine art and engineering integration, system level thinking, sustainable
    design techniques, and project based learning

    DTR257 Vehicle Packaging DTR401 Advanced Interior Design
    DTR307 Human Factors / HMI , DTR257 Human Factors and Vehicle Packaging
    DTR500 Visual Communication IV DTR371 Science and Technology

  • Sr. Designer - Lotus Design

    • Lotus Engineering
    • Oct 2009 - Jul 2010 (9 months)

    Manage and direct Industrial Design for world class clients
    Create Product and Transportation Design solutions
    for world class clients

    Lead Development of Design process and programs for Lotus Engineering

    Create and develop concept design processes for advanced concept work and technology research

  • Contract - Sr. Product Designer

    • Lotus Engineering
    • Mar 2009 - Sep 2009 (6 months)

    Advanced Lightweight Vehicle Architectures and Design
    Contract position

  • Sr. Product Designer

    • Chrysler
    • Dec 2002 - Nov 2008 (5 years 11 months)

    Responsible for conceptual design, development, surface and overall appearance of products, from concept show vehicles to production vehicles. Current responsibility includes Advanced Interior Design and visual communication such as: hand sketches, renderings, 3D surfacing with ALIAS/Studio, leading aesthetics of 3D clay model development, fiberglass inside/outside build, final sign off of production release parts for appearance.

    Lead Designer –200X Dodge EV exterior / interior
    Lead Designer –Chrysler Advanced Interior project
    Lead Designer –08 Jeep Renegade Concept interior theme
    Lead Designer –07 Dodge Avenger “Stormtrooper” SEMA vehicle
    Lead Designer –2009 Dodge Journey Interior theme
    2008 Sebring –Interior theme design support: doors, hard-trim
    2008 Sebring Convertible – Interior theme design support:
    2006 Jeep Commander – Exterior Design Support
    2002 (Summer) Engineering Manager - Jeep Studio Internship
    2001 (Summer) Engineering Manager 2001 Design Internship

  • Sr. Product Development Engineer

    • DaimlerChrysler
    • Dec 1999 - Dec 2002 (3 years)

    Advanced Vehicle Engineering – Advanced Concepts and Architecture
    Responsible for packaging and architecture development for future model programs
    Develop Production Architecture and Platform proposals for Concept Vehicles
    Crossfire production car: Develop engineering and package solutions
    Develop corporate strategy for impact and crush space measurement

  • Chrysler Institute of Engineering

    • Chrysler Corporation
    • Apr 1997 - Dec 1999 (2 years 8 months)

    Chrysler Institute of Engineering Program – Rotational Assignments+MSME Degree
    Rotational program – 6 cross-functional engineering assignments
    o Product Design Office – Packaging Design and Engineering
    o American Touring Car– Dodge Factory Race Team- Chassis
    o American Touring Car– Dodge Factory Race Team – Aero
    o Vehicle Development – PT Cruiser Body Vehicle Development
    o BIW – Jeep Liberty: Body Engineering Group
    o Manufacturing – 1999 Grand Cherokee Launch: Body Assembly
    o Advanced Vehicle Engineering – Advanced Product Creation

Education

  • College for Creative Studies

    • BS Fine Arts Transportation Design - Industrial Design
    • 2000 - 2003

    1st Place Vehicle Design -- 14th Annual Michelin PAX System Design Competition 2nd Place Wheel Design -- 14th Annual Michelin PAX System Design Competition

  • Oakland University

    • MS Mechanical Enginerring DCX CIE student - Aerodynamics
    • 1997 - 1999
  • Michigan Technological University

    • BS Mechanical Engineering MEch Eng, Aerodynamics
    • 1992 - 1997

Specialties

Affiliations

SAE, BMWCCA

Awards

1st Place 14th Annual Michelin Design Competition Vehicle Design 2nd Place 14th Annual Michelin Design Competition Wheel Design Finalist Top 5 - 2008 cardesignnews.com Design Contest Eagle Scout 2nd Place 14th Annual Michelin Design Competition � Wheel Design

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