Industrial Designer and Consultant
Bishop Design Industries, LLC
Sep 2008 - Present (12 years 8 months)
Specializing in deep dive brainstorming techniques aimed at helping small businesses grow their brand. As well as providing insight to niche markets and how to influence them through crowd sourced funding, social media, and one on one interactions. I have also provided full design services for product development, corporate brainstorming, prototyping, and graphic design.
Principal Industrial Designer
Mar 2009 - Jan 2019 (9 years 10 months)
I was responsible for production ready design for custom machined parts and assemblies. These included one-off solutions and full production parts. I handled all new product development and market research for over 25 in-house projects, including our multiple (5) successful Kickstarter projects. Every house branded product began and ended with my input and design. I designed all packaging and brand related graphics for our products, promotional items and marketing materials. I provided on-demand design services and sketching for customers to help flesh out basic ideas and needs in order to make production ready parts. I was responsible for sourcing parts and for establishing procedures for production, assembly and shipping. Early on I was tasked with all customer service, marketing, and sales, before training others to take over as we grew. There was little to nothing associated with any house branded products that I was not directly involved with. Everything from hot rod parts to writing implements crossed my path, and I loved all of it. I worked with Solidworks, Fusion 360, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office.
Patent Illustrator and Consultant
Stoneman Volk Patent Group
Sep 2007 - Aug 2008 (11 months)
My duties included live sketching for clients, drafting patent illustrations, basic engineering analysis and acting as a technical consultant to those drafting patent applications within the firm. I used Solidworks, Auto CAD LT and Microsoft Office products.
XPD (X Product Development) a division of the Esselte Corporation
Apr 2007 - Jun 2007 (2 months)
(Corporate downsizing led to the elimination of my position) My duties included sketching, brainstorming and early stage product development. I also conducted offsite interviews for research, analysis of research data, and quality function deployment (QFD) of collected and distilled data. I worked with Photoshop, Illustrator, Rhinoceros 3D and Microsoft Office.