Aug 2017 - Present (3 years 7 months)
The Peterman Design Firm provides product development, design, and conception services to many companies, from start-ups, to more established mid-size companies.
Aug 2008 - Present (12 years 7 months)
Helped developed several books, and am a co-author of Advanced Complete-A-Sketch. Became part owner in 2013. I run daily operations of the business, shipping, boxing, ordering, inventory management.
Jan 2014 - Aug 2017 (3 years 7 months)
Co-founded Machina, a web design and digital marketing agency.
Designer & 3D modeler
Jul 2011 - Sep 2014 (3 years 2 months)
Primary duties as designer included converting old drawing into CAD, switching drawings from other programs into SolidWorks. Designed new speakers, speaker cabinets. Created drawings and models. Created drawing standards, standardized drawing templates, created other templates for SolidWorks drawings. Worked with vendors for machined, molded, and cast parts. Negotiated pricing, and worked as a go-between for vendors and company owner. Also worked as IT, managing computers, setting up and maintaining. Set up network drives, as well as back up and syncing. Worked on building prototypes as well as testing them from start to finish. Developed process and procedures for manufacturing and production. Helped develop new product line. Increased manufacture-ability of current products. Took Product designs from ideas and sketches to 3D designs, to prototypes, to production.
Oct 2008 - Jul 2011 (2 years 9 months)
Freelance design work including ideation, 3D modeling, and drafting. Client projects ranged from simple concept development or CAD projects, to full design projects going concept to production. Fields included outdoor gear and equipment, medical devices, toys, and tools.
Contract Designer/Drafter/Field Engineer
Ascendent Engineering & Safety Solutions, LLC
May 2009 - Jul 2009 (2 months)
Working as a drafter and designer for demolition, as well as some new structure/road maintenance/building. Helped maintain legacy and archive drawings. Updated drawings per engineering and surveyors.
Contract Mechanical Designer/Drafter
Jul 2008 - Oct 2008 (3 months)
Designed using CoCreate OneSpace CAD to create 3D models and manufacturing drawings. I also used data storage system for all files I worked with. Primary tasks were creating and updating mechanical drawings. Also did physical rework on parts already made, and helped with the assembly and modification of printers.
Contract Industrial Designer
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008 (2 months)
Worked with VP to create the overall design of a single product for direct consumer sale. Created concept sketches and 3D CAD models throughout the process. Generated several overview / sales 2D drawings and manufacturing drawings. Supplied photo-realistic renders as well as files for creating a rapid prototype physical model. Designed Mechanical components and layout/position for electrical components.
Contract Mechanical Designer/Drafter
May 2008 - Jun 2008 (1 month)
Designed cable assemblies and cable connectors, as well as modifying current designs for custom jobs. Was trained in assembly and manufacturing of cables and created drawings and specs for production.
Mechanical Engineering Assistant / 3D CAD Modeler
Jun 2005 - Feb 2008 (2 years 8 months)
Started work as intern creating CAD models of production fixtures, 2D drawings, and documentation. After six month internship, was promoted to Assistant Mechanical Engineer. Primary tasks included using SolidWorks to design fixtures, testing jigs, and lasers, creating drawing packages, and documentation of all work and projects. Also wrote RFQs to obtain quotes from various vendors and machine shops, created and documented process flows. Fab work included assembly and test of parts, construction, assembly, and design of validation experiments for parts, fixtures, and procedures, and produced test parts to validate processes. Also responsible for multiple projects from concept through production, working as developer, designer, and design manager. Special projects included working with VP to develop new product designs.
Melvin G. Peterman
Apr 2003 - Apr 2005 (2 years)
Used both AutoCAD and SolidWorks, primary tasks included modeling and drawing small parts, assemblies, and projects on multiple contracts in the medical field.
3D CAD Designer
Jan 2004 - Dec 2004 (11 months)
Part of the design team working on the interface and controls for the cockpit of a reusable space vehicle, meant for X-Prize competition.