I started in the architectural model industry, and have spent years working in the toy industry. I have worked for: McFarlane Toys, Toy Biz, Mezco, DC Direct, Diamond Select Toys, Hasbro, Four Horsemen, Irwin Toys, Sideshow Collectables and Topps.
I have worked on licenses including but not limited to Star Wars, Dragon Ball Z, Batman and Harry Potter. Starting with traditional model building gave me a very good understanding of what does and doesn't work when building prototypes. Applying that understanding to digital modeling in SolidWorks, Rhino or ZBrush ensures that a model will funtion as needed before it goes to print.
I have also been employed by S.A. Baxter a leading architectural hardware manufacturer designing and modeling new products using SolidWorks and programming CNC milling centers for their manufacture using CamWorks.