Designer + CGI Artist
Oct 2017 - Present (4 years 9 months)
Product / Experience Designer
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017 (3 years 9 months)
Industrial designer and 3D Creative for brand focused packaging and experiences for the Product Experience team at a tier one design firm. Working with brands in Electronics and Wearables, Mobile Devices, Food and Beverage, Beer and Wine, Liquor and Spirits , Home and Garden, Automotive, Beauty and Health, Fashion, and more.
Helped brands create experiences that: disrupt category, revitalize and reposition, tap into emerging markets and consumers (domestic and international), and solve unique challenges.
Cross-disciplinary teamwork with graphic designers, strategist, engineers, and direct clients
Responsibilities: brand and category immersion, strategic thinking, concept sketching and rendering, digital sketching, parametric Solidworks CAD modeling, model making and 3D printing, consumer research testing, R&D and plant visits with suppliers, patent development, design engineering for manufacturing feasibility, creating presentations and walking clients through concepts, ergonomics and opening experiences.
Keyshot rendering and high-photorealistic CGI for marketing and promotion
Clients included Moto, Google, Pepsi, SCJ, P&G, AB inBev, Beam Suntory, Valspar, Chevron, Butterball, Danone, Wrigley, Constellation Brands, and more.
Contract work September '13 to March '14. main studio and Moto account, Hired full-time Moto account from March '14 to August '15, main studio Product Experience team from August '15 to July '17, laid off due to extensive loss of business.
Jan 2012 - Mar 2014 (2 years 2 months)
Graphic and product design. Flyers, posters, visual branding and store menu layout for small business owners in Chicago,IL and Quad Cities, IA.
Freelance product design with Beyond Design in early 2013.
Retail Sales Associate, Seasonal
Crate & Barrel
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Oct 2011 - Jan 2012 (3 months)
Office Assistant / Shop Fabricator
Opto International inc.
2007 - 2008 (1 year)
Summer jobs assisting designers filing, mailing, implementing new categorizing system for AutoCAD Models.
Also working in the shop assisting with fabrication of retail display fixtures.