About

I am, unapologetically, a Designer, a Maker, a Builder, and an Artist. I am driven by an intense desire to make and surround myself with beautiful things. Interesting three-dimensional objects continuously fascinate me, and in my work I obsess over fit, finish, and form, as I strive to enhance a user’s experience in everything that I create. I believe that through collaboration, participation, and engrossing myself in the world for which I am making product, that I can turn insights and experience into products that enhance and enrich people’s lives. I spent the last 13 years making products for the outdoor sports and recreation arena. Nearly every project I worked on has made it into production. Which means that I have been an integral part of meeting cost targets, maintaining schedules and making sure the product is ready for the manufacturing process. As a sportsman, an athlete and designer, I’ve found this to be a fun, exciting, and constantly changing field to design products for. I am constantly amazed at how far a professional athlete will push the boundaries of a sport in their strive for excellence, and their drive to achieve the seemingly unachievable. And I am amazed at the lengths a sportsman will go in pursuit of their goals. My charismatic, playful character can easily manage cross-functional teams, awkward meetings and late night conference calls with Far East partners. I thrive in a collaborative environment, and I am dedicated to enhancing people’s lives by bringing world-class products to market through thoughtful, and inspired design. My goal as a professional is to continue to challenge myself, by designing products that allow any user to preform to their peak potential through the use of innovative and thought product. Specialties: User Experience design, Ergonomics, Design Language development and evolution, exceptional 3d hand skills and form development, large and small scale plastic part design, metal forming and assy, roto-molding, Design for Lean Manufacturing and sensitive cost targets, turning user feedback into inspired designs.

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Awards

IDEA Silver Award: Super 2R (2015) Editors Choice Award for Bell Sequence helmet (2010) Editors Choice Award for Giro Feature helmet (2011) 2003 IHA Student Design Competition, 2nd place

Affiliations

IDSA MBOSC SJSU Alum

Experience & Education