Jan 2014 - Present (7 years 5 months)
Designing custom jewelry for clients includes getting to know the clients, their needs and their personal style. From there I sketch up ideas with clients on the spot using pencil and paper. Once I've developed an idea that the clients absolutely love, I either build a CAD model of the design for milling or 3D printing and lost wax casting, or I work with a wax carver to clearly communicate the design for accurate reproduction in hand carved wax. It just depends on which method the design lends itself to.
The custom designs include everything from slight evolutions to completely new designs from the ground up, from the classically beautiful, to the fun, wild and out there, depending on the clients' desires.
Freelance Industrial Designer
Reynolds Design & Innovation
Jun 2008 - Present (13 years)
I specialize in product design, but also practice graphic design, user interface design and more.
Graphic Design / Business Instructor
Mar 2012 - Jan 2014 (1 year 10 months)
Warping...I mean shaping young minds as I teach them the ways of both Graphic Design and business through lectures, projects and tutoring.
Explain - Demonstrate - Inspire
Chair of Social Media Committee
Nov 2011 - Apr 2012 (5 months)
I took a committee that had dissolved and rebuilt it from the ground up. I have used leadership skills to guide this committee in developing it's mission, setting goals and following through on those goals. We now serve NoCoNet by educating our members on how to utilize social media effectively for job hunting.
Electronics Specialist / Bike Builder
Apr 2009 - Mar 2012 (2 years 11 months)
Guest service, help guests to find the items that they need, listen to guests needs, render solutions for guests (especially in the electronics department), help guests to leave with a smile even if they entered the store very upset, work with a team to keep shelves stocked, clean and organized. Build and repair all bicycles that come through our store.
Ignite Fort Collins
2012 - 2012
Jun 2005 - May 2008 (2 years 11 months)
Studied and practiced industrial design through corporate sponsorships, which allowed me to get experience working with corporate clients before graduation. Also developed a dental handpiece (dental drill) for my thesis. The new design reduces apprehension of pediatric patients, while improving ergonomics for dentists. Also worked as the GTA for the photography class in Auburn's Industrial Design program.
Industrial Designer Intern
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007 (2 months)
I designed and developed new playground equipment.