Damon is a designer with a passion for innovating & creating. He holds a BFA in industrial design & a minor in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. His work has crossed over a multitude of industries including pro audio, medical, packaging & consumer products. He has helped clients such as Weber, 3M, Shure & Pyrex define opportunity spaces & solutions. Damon's portfolio is split between client & self-proposed projects, creating a unique perspective for purposeful design. Previously a senior designer at Radius Product Development in Chicago, he led & collaborated with teams of engineers & other designers to take concepts to market for numerous well-known companies.
Damon is currently a grad student & program assistant at School of Visual Arts' MFA Products of Design program in New York City. Through continued graduate education, he plans to apply this knowledge as a thought leader in the industry. His future endeavors consist of working with forward thinking design organizations or the creation of a startup to achieve significant impact to society though innovative empathic design. Planned graduation date is spring 2014.
2013 Instructables A/V Competition - second place
2012 School of Visual Arts' MFA Products of Design assistantship recipient
2012 IDSA Gianninoto Graduate Scholarship Winner
2010 concept & furniture designs published in 1000 Product Designs (Rockport, 2010)
2008 Red Dot design concept award
2008 Deceptive Design furniture competition finalist
2007 Design Within Reach, Modern + Design + Function - Chicago Furniture Now competition finalist