Oct 2016 - Present (5 years 3 months)
Designed with a growing number of companies and teams on physical and digital projects, along various stages of product lifecycles, in both a UX and ID capacity. Some examples of work include an employee dashboard webapp, AR/VR demonstrations, user testing guidelines, medical devices, hand tools, soft goods, appliances and more. Communication, discipline, collaboration, self-motivation, organization, and a bias toward action have been mandatory.
Industrial Design Lead
Sep 2012 - Oct 2016 (4 years 1 month)
Worked up from intern to Industrial Design project lead in 2.5 years. By the time I left to attend grad school, 80 percent of our finished projects saw production, 7 patents were registered, and 2 projects won industry awards. Our firm worked in all phases of product development with internal and external design and engineering teams to create manufacturable, thoughtful, user-centered, and effective design solutions for clients ranging from inventors to large medical corporations. Internally, I incorporated user experience principles, advocated for the benefits of research, and streamlined the development pipeline.
Oct 2005 - Nov 2009 (4 years 1 month)
Starting from an apprentice and becoming the main reconditioning technician, I was responsible for maintenance, diagnosis, and repair of all makes and models of automobiles to come through the sales department. ASE and Honda factory training gained.