Furniture and Retail Space Designer
Grand Rapids, MI
Jan 2014 - Present (7 years 8 months)
Within my design space, Rivertown Woodcraft, I have been designing and manufacturing bespoke high end furniture with a contemporary yet natural presence since 2014. Portfolio pieces, seen on my website, include wine bars, coffee tables and side tables. I utilize only the finest materials and work closely with my clients to help them realize exactly what they are envisioning.
I am also capable of designing and manufacturing larger scale millwork projects such as restaurants and bars. I recently completed the bar area, shelf walls and biergarten shelving for The Sovengard in Grand Rapids, MI.
Trend and Color Researcher, Product Designer
Mar 2013 - Present (8 years 6 months)
Creating successful products for Meijer's own brands through trend research and appealing design. I utilize a
combination of my research, our knowledge of our customer, and my design skillset to create amazing
artwork for product such as bedding, home decor, camping equipment, and dinnerware.
3D Parametric Modeling, Engineering Simulation and Visualization
Metso Minerals Technology Development
Aug 2011 - Feb 2013 (1 year 6 months)
Pre and post processing of 3D parametric models used to simulate large pieces of mining equipment. For this I am using Autodesk Inventor 2012 and Ansys 13.0, as well as Linux Bash scripting to better organize and prepare large number of files for visualization in POVRay.
Millwork Drafting and Design
New World Millworks
Nov 2010 - Aug 2011 (9 months)
Creating spectacular wood products for commercial, retail and residential settings through the amazing woodworking capability of our facility and me and my team's creative use of AutoCAD 2010 and Microvellum.
Staff Industrial Designer
Tekna Solutions inc
Jun 2008 - Jun 2009 (1 year)
Focus on the design and manufacturability of various medical products. My design process includes ideation, group brainstorming, ergonomics, concept development, 3d CAD modeling, packaging, the design of “Instruction for Use” pamphlets, and manufacturing cost reduction. Throughout this process I acquired considerable experience working with engineering and design teams, as well as material and production suppliers.