Assistant Professor of Industrial Design
James Madison University
May 2012 - Present (8 years 11 months)
Teaching all facets of Industrial Design program including creative problem solving, sketching, modelmaking, woodworking, presentation, sustainable design, quantitative & qualitative design research methods, entrepreneurship & business principles, 2D & 3D CAD, materials & processes & more. Researching & developing program curriculum. Founder & faculty sponsor of JMU's Industrial Design Society of America chapter.
Co-Founder: Designer, Cinematographer, Researcher
The Perennials Project
Aug 2010 - Present (10 years 8 months)
The Perennials Project is an ongoing collaborative film and research project that explores individuals and communities working toward a sustainable future by bridging societal divides. Primary responsibilities include project strategy and design, videography (filming, editing, interviewing and more), project branding, website design and maintenance, social networking, marketing communications, fundraising, and research.
Chief: Designer, Illustrator, Cinematographer
Audrey L. Barnes | Design
Aug 2006 - Present (14 years 8 months)
Design, develop, and illustrate a variety of consumer products including hand tools, electronics & soft goods from concept sketches to manufacturing specifications. Creative system & service design & strategy. Quantitative & qualitative design research. Illustration, branding, logos & marketing communications. Digital video production from storyboards & filming to interviews & post-production.
SAMPLE CLIENT LIST: Rubbermaid Commercial Products, AIGA, Timberland, Kombi Gloves, Muck Boot Co., Husky Tools, Lenox Tools, mophie, Linckia Product Development, Focus the Nation, Rhode Island Natural History Survey, Southside Community Land Trust
Graduate / Teaching Assistant
Rhode Island School of Design
Sep 2010 - Jun 2011 (9 months)
Assisted the Alabama Innovation Engine, in association with RISD's Innovation Studio, in connecting studio projects with design and funding aggregators to facilitate socially and environmentally responsible projects in rural Alabama.
Rhode Island School of Design
Feb 2010 - Jun 2010 (4 months)
Course Title: Design and Entrepreneurial Thinking
Course based around Harvard Business School Case Study method as a means to introduce design students to business terminology and practices.
Designer / Model Maker
Nov 2007 - Aug 2009 (1 year 9 months)
Designed original & proprietary cast pewter pieces including jewelry, commemorative pieces, & replicas. Created models using ArtCAM & ModelMaster 4-axis CNC mill
J.K. Adams Co.
Jan 2007 - Nov 2007 (10 months)
Designed original & private label gourmet kitchen goods made from North American hardwood. Led company to secure Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification.
Irwin Industrial Tools / Newell Rubbermaid
Apr 2003 - Aug 2004 (1 year 4 months)
Designed hand tools, soft goods, & electronic tools. Researched human factors, ergonomics, & end-user behavior. Created product graphics & new product presentations.