"Let your imagination unleash your imprisoned possibilities" - Robert H. Schuller

Work Samples

  • Undergrad

  • Nestle/Purina Design

Work History

// EDUCATION University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign BFA in Industrial Design - May 2004 // WORK EXP Industrial Design / Design Strategy Nestle Global Design Purina Petcare, St. Louis, Missouri Fall 2004 - current Part of a Global Design Team working on building design into strategic brands within the Nestle portfolio. I have managed several key projects for Nestle Purina and have helped lead the design charge within the global team, pushing for exposure and delineated design direction in an effort to expand Nestle's image as a global innovator. Freelance Industrial / Packaging Design Nathan Brown / Alex Beh Film - "Bodega" Chicago, Illinois 2006 Designed mock packaging for a short film. Graphic Design Glen-Ed Food Pantry Edwardsville, Illinois 2000-2001, 2006 Designed pamphlets for mass distribution to the surrounding public. Also designed a logo for an United Way sponsored campaign. // SKILL (professional) Design Strategy, Design Research Methods & Frameworks, Rendering, Prototyping, Exhibition Design, Product Management, Dynamic (Sketching) Visualization, Multidisciplinary Team Leadership & Facilitation Storyboarding, Materials & Manufacturing Experience // SKILL (digital) Adobe Creative Suite, Flash, Solidworks, 3D Studio Max, Keyshot/Bunkspeed, Alias SketchBook Pro (Tablet Sketching Experience), Microsoft Office Ample knowledge of both Mac and PC interface // AFFILIATIONS IDSA Professonal Member since 2004 IDSA STL Chapter President 2009-2011 IDSA STL Chapter VP 2011-Present // I LIKE... Golfing / Laughing / Boating / Thinking / Dreaming / Softball Socializing / Sketching / Cars / Groundhogs /Traveling / Float Trips / Steve Green (yeah...I have my own color.) Cooking / Parasailing / and playing washers (will explain if needed) ... oh yeah, and that design thing too...

Education

University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign BFA Industrial DesignUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaignhttp://www.uiuc.edu

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA (St. Louis Chapter), DMI

Awards

1) Cover Feature: 'Packaging Digest' - June 06, Beneful Prepared Meals Package. 2) Featured Package - 06 Package Design 'Best Designs of 2006', Beneful Prepared Meals Package. 3) Serve It Up & Carousel projects featured in 2008 Winter issue of INNOVATION Magazine, in the Housewares showcase.

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