About

Currently, I am seeking new employment opportunities. Over the past year, I was product manager at Airborne Bicycles (while also covering brand management and marketing duties—I was a one-man show for the brand.). My job entailed developing an entirely new line of bikes, including road, cyclocross and mountain using off-the-shelf frames and components. Limited budgets and resources made the job challenging, but I believe the bikes I designed and spec'd are a vast improvement over Airborne bikes in the past. My goal was to boost the brand image of Airborne, allowing us to increase retail prices and boost margins. In most cases, margins went from a low of around 15% to as high as 42%. The bikes were scheduled to hit the warehouse Nov. 2017 with more available in Spring 2018. Prior to Airborne, I was designing a range of bicycle components for Cycle Group, Inc. (CGI) and it's Box Components and Promax brands. I designed, lead the design of, or collaborated on the design bicycle components, as well as did graphic design, brand management and product management, working with factories in Asia to ensure all products are produced in a timely manner and to our specifications. I graduated with honors from Art Institute of California, Orange County. I also have a Bachelors Degree in Fine Art. Art and design have been my main interest for as long as I can remember. As a journalist covering the technology-intensive bicycle industry, I wrote about all aspects of manufacturing, design, product development, materials and more. I visited more than 50 factories worldwide and have a strong understanding of manufacturing processes and materials.

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Awards

• 2014 Interbike BMX Product Innovation of the Year for the BOX Maximus handlebars and Delta stem • BOX Components voted Best Component Brand of 2014 by readers of FABMX1.com magazine • Graduated with Honors with a BSID from the Art Institute of Orange County

Affiliations

IDSA; President and treasurer of student IDSA chapter at Art Institute of California, Orange County, Student Member IDSA

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