Adjunct Instructor of Design
Jan 2020 - Present (1 year 7 months)
Teaching human factors, SolidWorks, and ID undergraduate studios for the VT industrial design program with in-person and online teaching experiences. Studios focus on design research, concept development, iteration, and prototyping. Professional soft skills are stressed, such as presentations and professionalism. Academic interests include videography for online education, critical & speculative design thinking, and building empathy for the human condition regarding design problems.
Sep 2014 - Present (6 years 11 months)
Implementing new design practices and methods for refined and efficient product development. Work scheduling for multiple design and engineering staff. Reviewing of all design documents to ensure quality. Guide coworkers, vendors, and clients in the solution of problems. Advise Sales, Production, Procurement and Management through project. Hiring and mentoring of staff. Facilitating interdepartmental communication. Collecting data to visualize progress, address issues and forecast changes.
Jul 2008 - Sep 2014 (6 years 2 months)
Solidworks modeling of custom light fixtures. Creation of manufacturing documents. Facilitating vendor quotes. Fabrication of light fixtures from start to finish. Liaison between Design and Production departments. Product installations. Adviser to sales.
Jul 2006 - Jul 2008 (2 years)
Created of heavy timber frame structures through AutoCAD HSB and Cadworks. Advised architects, general contractors, engineers, and timberwrights in planning of structures. Generated and modified .bvn files for CNC routing of timbers. Hand chiseled timbers into mortise-&-tenon construction beams. Organized components to facilitate easy location on-site. Raised timber frame structures in multiple states.