Senior Industrial Designer
Eden Prairie, MN
Feb 2016 - Present (5 years 3 months)
In the last year my role has expanded to project management where I am involved in all parts of the client relationship and product development - from initial consultation, proposal creation, managing budgets, timelines, and creative talent, as well as artistic direction.
WhiteBoard Product Solutions
May 2012 - Feb 2016 (3 years 9 months)
I work in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary consultancy on a wide variety of medical device, consumer electronics, and homegoods programs. Demonstrated ability to consistently deliver highly innovative solutions that exceeded client’s expectations.
Industrial Design Intern | Bathing/Showering Division
Oct 2011 - Mar 2012 (5 months)
During my internship, I worked in the bathing/showering division and was tasked with identifying opportunities and creating new compelling hydrotherapy experiences for consumers. Through ethnographic research and experience abroad travelling, I developed new concepts based on Turkish, Japanese, and Finnish bathing culture that generated much interest when presented at Kohler’s Annual Global New Product Schedule conference. I also developed a flexible bathtub designed for at-home water therapy through the playful interaction with the flexible tub walls that I was able to prototype and conduct human factors testing. Demonstrated excellent skills in research, concept sketching, rendering, prototyping, CAD modelling, visual storytelling, and creating compelling presentations of concepts.
Design Research Intern
Mayo Clinic - Center for Innovation
Jun 2011 - Sep 2011 (3 months)
Worked collaboratively with a pediatrician, phlebotomy lab technicians, and engineers to develop/protoype a pediatric phlebotomy chair to distract children and reduce anxiety during blood draws. Assisted in development of curriculum to educate Mayo employees how to apply design techniques to creatively solve problems in their workplace. Conducted first hand observational research with physicians and design researchers to identify opportunities to improve access to palliative care earlier for chronically ill patients. Presented research findings and concepts to the Palliative Care team at Mayo as well as to Physician director of the Center for Innovation.
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010 (2 months)
Worked effectively on team of Industrial design students to develop a propane-powered lawn mower concept for Fiskars. Demonstrated excellent skills in research, problem-identification, creative problem-solving, concept sketching, Photoshop rendering, 3D modelling, visual/oral presentation and leadership to develop innovative and effective solutions for client.
Industrial Design Intern
Jan 2010 - Jul 2010 (6 months)
Collaborated with interdisciplinary, multi-cultural design and development team in SE Asia in development of multiple consumer electronics programs. Worked independently on table-top speaker radio program that I presented to Vice President of division and was selected for manufacture. Applied well-honed skills in user-research, persona creation, creative problem-solving, rapid concept ideation, design refinement and visual and oral presentation.