Jul 2012 - Present (9 years 2 months)
Worked with Medical Equipment, Material Sciences Innovation, Fire Detection Equipment, Appearance Model Prototyping, Interior Design and Graphics.
-Researched and presented new uses for innovative materials in product lines.
-Designed presentations for corporate use.
-Contacted suppliers and gathered NDA forms and product research.
SAFE Fire Detection:
-Designed exterior casing for new, eco-friendly ASSD detector
-Reconstructed branding identity. Introduced additional sustainable materials.
Medical Equipment: Project details to come soon. Spoilers.
-Sculpted large scale, geometrically precise foam replicas of insulin pumps
-Measured and interpreted engineering drawings of product for exact dimension alteration ratios
Curves Gym for Women:
-Designed and painted murals on walls and floors including large typography, company logo, and full size-full body portrait
Product Consultant / VPM Prototyper
Jan 2013 - Apr 2013 (3 months)
-Designed functional and visually pleasing products for private investors
-Casted prototypes with various types of resins
-Performed detail sanding and finishing on 3D printed models
UX Design Specialist
Sep 2010 - Jul 2012 (1 year 10 months)
-Designed touch-based games for learning applications for North Carolina State University Libraries
-Generated user research methods, conducted research, and developed application workflows for custom NCSU multitouch programs
-Organized and participated in a cooperative collaboration between Hunt Library and NCSU College of Design to develop user centered programs that utilized newly acquired technology and oriented students to the new library
-Organized and participated in a cooperative collaboration between Hunt Library, NCSU College of Design, and NCSU Comupter Science engineering to develop a Hunt specific interactive video game using the Xbox Kinect and Christie Microtiles
-Lead a team of 4 designers to generate new program concepts for multitouch technologies.
-Developed flash and expression blend wireframes and stop motion prototypes of program usability. -Planned and directed creative brainstorming groups through rapid concept generation meetings and additional user research gathering methods.
-Analyzed research data and translated analysis into goals for new products and product improvement.
Industrial Design Intern
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011 (4 months)
-Designed tire tread and improved ergonomics of the PowerStroke 3500 Generator
-Developed new UX graphics with floor model team to improve ease of products
-Designed and executed production ready graphics for power tools
-Assisted in leading corporate wide brainstorming sessions for new innovations and usability standards in power tools
-Researched market and branding for new motorsports concepts
Industrial Design Intern
Jun 2010 - Jul 2010 (1 month)
-Researched market opportunities, product background, patents, and psychological processes for new product design
-Ideated and developed new concepts for available projects
-Constructed prototypes of more promising concepts, including making patterns for softgoods iterations
-Organized digital and prototype presentation boards of collaborative work