Instructor of Solid and Surface modeling - Industrial Design
ArtCenter College of Design
Jan 2017 - Present (4 years 5 months)
Instructing 4th through 8th term student on advanced 3D modeling techniques principally using Solidworks 2017. Teaching students the appropriate tools for the job, feature depth and proper work flow to create representations of their concept sketches and/or hand made models are stressed in the class. The class also cover assemblies, exploded views, advanced solid and surface modeling techniques with an eye towards multi-part CAD models that match the aesthetic intent of the designer. To enhance presentations, students will also receive an introduction to rendering and animation in Solidworks and Keyshot.
Adjunct Professor - Advance Solidworks Instructor
Mt. San Antonio College
Feb 2015 - Present (6 years 4 months)
Teaching students higher concept processes using Solidworks solids and surfaces. This class focuses on achieving the SolidWorks certifications CSWA and CSWP, and, concurrently showing students how to use surfaces to create better, cleaner models to reduce modeling "roadblocks" caused by simple use of tools.
More advanced students can elect to take the additional CSWPA- Surface, Sheet Metal, Weldments and Drawing Tools for employment advancement.
Chino Hills, CA
Feb 2012 - Dec 2017 (5 years 10 months)
Principally focused in the R&D segment of the company, but often called upon to create content in the design, engineering and marketing departments. Strong modeling skills with care towards surface continuity and assemblies. Product rendering capabilities. Mobile app interface (UI) direction and asset creation. Advanced future concept presentations. Physical full size mold design direction (9-15 modelers).
Continuous research at trade shows local and abroad.
Culver City, CA
May 2007 - Jan 2012 (4 years 8 months)
Lead and assisted in the design and development of a variety of consumer and environmental projects.
Design projects included products from household consumables to leading-edge electric car support
products. Developed a process for environmental project visualization through Sketchup and Modo 501.
Independent Consultant - Industrial Designer
Dec 2002 - Dec 2006 (4 years)
I was able to accommodate a diverse set of clients by offering a mature work ethic along with bringing
about a more cost effective, rapid turnaround to product development. Drawing inspiration from a range of
sources, I can take a multi-faceted approach to a to the project’s manufacturing and marketing objectives.
Capabilities include creating high quality 3D images using Alias Studio for product, automotive, and
appliance industries. Experience with file setup for CNC milling using Alias Studio. Software experience
includes, but is not limited to, Alias Studio Tools, SolidWorks, Maya, Modo, and Adobe products.
Jan 1996 - Nov 2002 (6 years 10 months)
Lead and assisted in the design and development of a variety of consumer and professional products.
Lead team and individual efforts that were put forth on projects that included: Concept Design, Research,
Ergonomics, Working models, Alias Studio 3D computer models, renderings, Graphic Design, and User
Interface Design. Clients included Universal Studios, Kawasaki, Dacor Appliances, Iwerks, Alesis Pro Audio, among others.