It has been a year and a half now since I have become fully XTREME... some ups and downs, but some really good projects that I hope to post soon. Thanks to all that have stuck with me and here's to another XTREME year!
skills: Personal- Enthusiastic team player; strong leadership and organizational skills
Design- Strong sense of form, color, and ergonomics; design for pricepoints; design for manufacturability
Manufacturing- Up to date material applications and processes, especially plastics and metals; experience with Asian factories
Hand- Prototyping in foam, plastic, plaster, or metals; clay sculpting, painting, fiberglass, RTV mold making, finish model making, blister pack mockups... well equipped prototyping shop with mill, lathe, and full set of woodworking tools
Software- SolidWorks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, FreeHand
Xtreme- Texting while driving- always; Ice Kite Surfing- NW District Chairman; alligator wrestler; MX Ball of Death- champion; off-road street luge; poetry slam winner
education: Associate of Applied Arts in Industrial Design Technology THE ART INSTITUTE OF SEATTLE- Seattle WA- 1999
2008- current Xtreme Design, Seattle WA
Principal- Am currently working to build a stable and diversified client list in product and dimensional packaging design. Currently working with Zumiez stores and Markwort Sporting Goods Co. on some projects. Also working with some start-up clients on some interesting things. Looking for new clients!
2006- 2008 J. Logan Design, Seattle WA
Product Design Manager- Worked at this small design firm to develop unique and innovative designs for our clients- mostly in housewares goods and the food industry. Aesthetic, packaging, and mechanical design were major parts of this position. Hired, trained, and mentored junior design staff. Traveled to Hong Kong and China to meet with clients and to follow projects through tooling.
1999- 2006 Chef'n Corporation, Seattle WA
Senior Industrial Designer- Worked to develop new, innovative kitchen products in multiple market channels through all phases from conception to completion. Worked closely with fellow designers, the marketing team, project manager, patent attorneys, and overseas manufacturing to implement each new project. Duties included ideation, research, CAD, prototyping, packaging, intellectual property management, and manufacturing follow-up with multiple trips to Asia each year. Emphasized brand identity reinforcement and product family continuity at every level of the process.
1993-1998 Scott Sports Group/ American Snowboard Mfg.- Burlington WA
Molding Department Team Leader/CAD Draftsman- Led the compression molding department for three years which included daily quality control, working with R&D to streamline production, and the literal writing of "the book" of procedures and maintenance. Gained much experience with materials and manufacturing processes. Worked with R&D department for one year as a CAD draftsman (AutoCAD R14), R&D lab technician, and on-snow tester. Have personally pressed over 17,000 snowboards.
honors and affiliations:
I.D. Magazine 51st Annual Design Review: "Best in Category"- Wisecracker Crab Cracking Tool- Chef'n Corporation
I.D. Magazine 52nd Annual Design Review: "Honorable Mention"- Sleekstor Collapsible Measuring Cups- Chef'n Corporation
Red Dot Award 2009: winner- Brio Cocktail Set- ärta home
Thirty U.S. utility and design patents registered; eleven pending
Industrial Designers Society of America, Member
President's List, Art Institute of Seattle- every quarter
Association of Professional Modelmakers Student Model Competition Honorable Mention, 1998
References and/or full portfolio in PDF format available upon request.