Specialize in the development of attractive, usable, produce-able products

Work Samples

  • Deskjet Printers

  • Fitness Recreation

  • Large cabinet products

Work History

Stephen Glen Brown Vancouver WA 98686 Email: stevebrown3of7@gmail.com cell phone (360) 903-3469 Summary: Passionate customer advocate with extensive experience in new product development. Enjoys a fast-paced, creative team environment. Strong in visual, written and oral communications. Fluent in Spanish. Skills: Visualization Customer Research Product Definition Innovator/futurist Creative Process (team/individual) Management of Partner entities User Experience Design & testing Hands on design techniques/tools Experience: Syncro Design (ID/UX at HP Vancover) 2011 – present Volt Workforce Solutions (ID at HP Vancouver) 2009 - 2011 Design En – Vancouver, WA 2003 - 2009 Product development consultant for: Hewlett-Packard (Printers/Copiers) Gerber Legendary Knives ScanWorks (3D scanners) Polyvision/Steelcase – Beaverton, OR 2000 - 2002 ID/UX/Product Brand Manager Unified the product lines of three acquired companies under one brand Created form of CopyCam and other Polyvision products Managed contract manufacturers and research firms Conducted customer research for Beaverton R&D Created future products concepts Design En – Vancouver, WA 1999-2000 Product development consultant for: Intel (PDA/Mobile phones) adidas (electronic performance measure devices) Coleman (beverage coolers) Hewlett-Packard – Vancouver, WA 1991-1999 Industrial Designer Designed 3 printers that generated over $20,000,000,000 in revenue. Predicted product packaging direction change, implemented in new platform. Managed R&D and Marketing customer research. Pioneered use of Alias Studio (surface modeling CAD) within HP. Developed rapid concept modeling for HP product development. Managed external firms in customer research, usability, brand management and industrial design for over $500,000 in services. Saved $20,000,000 in localization costs through intuitive usability solutions Co-chaired the steering committee for the HP International Industrial Design Council. Sponsored and managed two BYU Design student printer projects. Automated Video Systems -- Cupertino, CA 1987 Consultant Interface designer Hewlett-Packard – Systems Technology Div, Cupertino, CA 1984 - 1991 Industrial Designer/Product Designer Created modular computer systems packaging design and sold to HP divisions saving millions of dollars Tandem Computers – Cupertino, CA 1984 Industrial Designer Refreshed old designs and produced appearance models Education: Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design Organizations: CHIFOO, (Computer User Interface Forum of Oregon) National Eagle Scout Association IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America) Secretary of Oregon Chapter 2000/2001 Distinctions: Curriculum Advisory Board – Design Dept., Brigham Young University Industrial Design Council – (HP Corp. Engineering) 1998/99 Trusted Advisor Forum – Presenter to CoCreate customers 1995-98 Wood Badge, BSA WE-1-492-1-03-44 Advisor to HP CAD tools developers, HP Germany 15 Patents awarded

Education

  • Brigham Young University

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Industrial Design
    • 1980 - 1984

    Foundation in color theory, 2D and 3D form. Jr./Sr. coursework with corporate sponsors such as General Motors and Clairol doing actual product development. As a senior I was elected as IDSA President (Student Chapter).

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA CHIFOO BSA

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