Human Factors Industrial Designer
Aug 2014 - Present (7 years 5 months)
Industrial Designer + Researcher
May 2013 - Jun 2014 (1 year 1 month)
Member of a team that focuses on front end innovation in medical device design for clients ranging from solo inventors to fortune 500 companies.
Qualitative research :: Our team observes, documents, and interviews all types of medical practitioners in hospitals worldwide to understand current workflow and workarounds in order to generate insights on real needs.
Quantitative Research :: Using appropriate research tools to exhaustively collect and analyze large amounts of data to understand the most appropriate stakeholder needs to make the largest positive impact
Concept Generation :: Using refined research data to create viable and innovative front end concepts. These concepts lie within the scope of client technology and beyond, providing an immediate and long-term solutions landscape
Industrial Design Intern :: Advanced Concept Engineering (ACE)
Oct 2012 - Dec 2012 (2 months)
Worked as an Industrial Designer in the engineering department. Our team is the link between engineering and design on the front end of innovation. We are gear heads, tinkerers, inventors and risk takers that open the doors to new and exciting markets while advancing current brands to greater potentials
Responsibilites Included ::
Created proof of concept prototypes that showcase real functions // Engaged in designing research methods to test current workflows and gain insight in better design directions // worked with engineers on incorporating human factors and better user interfaces to products through sketching, prototyping, Solidworks modeling and various adobe suite programs // Worked on incorporating new manufacturing techniques and materials into current workflows to reduce cost, add efficiency, and bring an overall awesomeness to various brands within the company
Industrial Design Intern :: Professional Power Tools Team (CCi)
Jul 2012 - Oct 2012 (3 months)
Worked with a passionate and driven RIDGID product team on creating the next evolution in professional power tools and developing a new brand strategy. Participated in an innovation workshop to enhance in house design principles, strategies, and processes to compete in a very competitive market.
Heavy concept generation that required fast and effective styles from marker rendering on paper for team brainstorms, to photoshop tight renderings for final presentations // Used Solidworks modeling to create more efficient and manufacturable parts for new generations of products as well as revamping current products // using the RIDGID line of tools in the field to understand where current workflow and workarounds exist to generate valuable insights
Industrial Design Intern :: Ryobi Outdoor Products Team (CCi)
Jan 2012 - Jun 2012 (5 months)
Worked with a highly talented and efficient team to create power tools for the outdoor environment. Participated in strategy meetings, research methods, and the full design process to generate many new concepts and products for the Ryobi product line.
Complete control and responsibility on designing a new tool to the Ryobi outdoor product line. Through manual sketching, prototyping, and researching I created a concept that stayed true to the Ryobi brand without sacrificing functionality and efficiency // worked on heavy concept generation through sketching and renderings through illustrator and photoshop for future concepts // Completed thorough breakdowns of current products as well as competitors in the market to understand function and manufacturing principles // worked on graphics and layout for presentations and competition submissions
Industrial Design intern
Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)
Assisted in all aspects of the design process in a fast paced, start-up environment. Worked on teams and alone to create products in the kitchen, bath, electronics, and pet care industries. recieved recognition through websites such as www.uncrate.com for work on the Ray Solar Charger.
Heavily involved in concept sketching for all of the above markets using marker rendering // created proof of concept models through various kinds of prototyping // Executed product breakdowns and market analysis in order to create a foundation for design directions
Jul 2010 - Aug 2010 (1 month)
Only designer hired to re-design the layout and user interface for a start up companies website. Involved short deadlines, multiple meetings, and advanced work in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.