Chief of Design
Nov 2013 - Present (8 years 8 months)
Head Industrial Designer responsible for design direction and brand language of vehicle projects. Manage and Incorporate 3D CAD files from Mercedes Benz and General Motors. Design Floor Plan Concepts With Focus on Modularity / Exterior and Interior Sketches and Renderings. Design Interior Stationary and Articulating Armored Raised Roofs. Design Platform Specific Custom Fiberglass Raised Roofs. Design Front, Rear, Center Consoles Focusing on User Centered Experience, Space Economy and Size Constraints, Spec Components, Materials, Assembly, Manufactureabillity, and Constant Refinement and Improvement.
Generate files and designs for Laser Cutting, Water Jet, Brake Bending, Engraving, and CNC. Oversee Design and Engineering Requirements for Mercedes Approved Up-fitter Status and Quality.
Manage Design Process from Conceptualization, Refinement, Prototyping, Test Molds, Final Tooling, Assembly Process, Quality Control, Installation Process, Quoting and Cost Assessment,Production Scheduling, and Direction and Communication With Idea Craft Engineering.
Lead Industrial Designer
May 2012 - Nov 2013 (1 year 6 months)
Industrial Designer for Idea-Craft working in conjunction with Southern Comfort, MCM Custom Vehicles,
and McSweeney Designs in Specialty Vehicle Manufacturing Industry.
Analyze design and engineering challenges and design solutions
Maintain and organize design documents and files in 3D library for use in past, present, and future projects of company. Meet with clients to discuss projects pertaining to 3D design, prototyping, and production to meet clients desires and needs.Utilize GOScan with VX Elements software to scan interior and exterior automotive components and design around OEM panels. Design Parts for Thermoforming process and generate molds/tooling. Managed Design Projects for Interior and Exterior Clients.
Promoted to Chief of Design to McSweeney Design Department of MCM Vehicles.
Sep 2010 - Jun 2012 (1 year 9 months)
Digital Fabrication Lab Technician responsible for operation and maintenance of large and small format laser cutters and 3D rapid prototyping printers for School of Design students, Faculty and
University Projects. Assisted in maintaining both wood, machine, welding shops for student use by maintaining a safe work environment and operation of machinery and repair and maintenance of all
machines. Also maintained full painting facility.
M.D.R.L Lab Assistant
Aug 2006 - May 2010 (3 years 9 months)
Responsible for operation of maintenance of large and small format printers and scanners. Assisted students and faculty with use of printers, computers (Mac and PC), specialty software, movie production
and editing software, recording software, CAD programs etc. Managed printers, queue, and server for efficiency based on number of patrons present.