Nov 2011 - Present (9 years 10 months)
Designing world class product experiences through the Magic of Science and Empathy.
Vice Chair - Wisconsin Chapter
IDSA (The Industrial Designers Society of America)
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013 (1 year)
Helping to grow Wisconsin's Industrial Design community through networking events that develop our design talents and connect one to another.
Vice Chair Responsibilities:
Organized Ping Pong Tournament Happy Hour, connecting MIAD student IDSA chapter with local ID Professionals
Organized Sector 67 DIY / Hackerspace tour
Johnson Health Tech NA
Oct 2006 - Nov 2011 (5 years 1 month)
My role with Johnson Health Tech allowed me to design products that embodied the brand's identity and the consumer's desire. As an advocate for the user, I lead industrial design teams with a user-centered design process. Through observational research, customer discussions, and concept prototyping; I uncovered unmet user needs that fueled new product development intimately connecting product with user.
Industrial Design Responsibilities:
User-centered product development for the health and wellness industry for both physical and digital user experiences.
Lead and participate in research projects that fuel development by conducting interviews, analyzing data sets and developing insightful user scenarios.
Conceptualize new product offerings and lead the ID effort through the engineering and international manufacturing phases.
Development alongside Product Managers, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Buyers, and Consumers to offer a product that embodies the brand's identity and consumer desire.
Multiple vendor visits to Taiwan and China, communicating and preserving the design intent during product sample phases and mass manufacturing.
Experienced in manufacturing processes: injection molding, metal forming, metal casting, and material exploration.
Creating complex and highly detailed A-side 3D surfacing using Rhino.
Photo-realistic renderings and animations for print and video campaigns using Rhino, VRay, and Bongo.
Develop engaging Interaction Designs for Graphical User Interfaces.
Industrial Design Awards:
2010 I.D. Magazine "Honorable Mention" - Matrix Fitness KRANKcycle
2010 Bronze IDEA Award - Matrix Fitness G7 Strength System
2009 Bronze IDEA Award - Matrix Fitness T7xe Treadmill
Industrial Design Intern
Jul 2006 - Aug 2006 (1 month)
Industrial Design Consultancy
Industrial Design Intern
Synthesis Design, llc
Jun 2004 - Aug 2004 (2 months)