Consultant- Industrial Design
Sep 2001 - Present (20 years 9 months)
-Utilized concept ideation, 3D CAD modeling, rendering, presentation layout for product design and development
-Design and fabrication of small scale architectural projects
-Drafted design proposals including budgets, times lines and deliverables
-Sourced vendors for tooling, materials, and prototype support
-Designed brand strategy and user focused studies
-Meet with clients to understand overall goals and timelines
Clients: High Gear, FlatHED Design, Intel, The Golfing Machine, Fuse ID, Adventure Wagon, Wacom, Leatherman.
Lead Industrial Designer
Jun 2016 - Jan 2017 (7 months)
- In charge of all new product design as well as updating current product refresh, Utilized concept ideation, 3D CAD modeling, rendering, presentation layout for product design and development.
- Set up design department including hiring new staff, software implementation, design and brand guidelines and equipment procurement
- Create product road maps for new product design and development including costing and time lines.
- Researched new materials, attended industry trade shows, created sales and marketing documents for internal and external sales teams.
- Gave creative direction to internal and external venders.
- Gave graphic design support and art direction for packaging of new products
- Designed all packaging and managed all related OBE for Coolest llc.
- Managed outside prototype and manufacturing vendors for new product creation
Co-founder, Design and Operations Director
Sep 2006 - Apr 2014 (7 years 7 months)
-Founded and ran a successful small manufacturing company with over 25 employees, specializing in leather goods and accessories. Built the business from the ground up utilizing past design and manufacturing experience. Was responsible for the design and development of products as well as the implementation of in-house manufacturing. Designed and engineered factory equipment and machinery for custom manufacturing.
-Created procedures for product creation, drafted soft good tech packs, sourced vendors and materials used in the manufacturing process and implemented inventory solutions (MRP). Managed human resources, personnel scheduling, general administrative duties and day to day operations. Set up lean manufacturing principles to improve efficiency of manufacturing output.
-Involved in design, creative direction and branding for internal projects and external clients. Lead research and development of new materials and production methods.
Senior Industrial Designer
Sep 2007 - Oct 2009 (2 years 1 month)
-Executed high level product design and development through the use of CAD modeling
-Facilitated strategic planning, brainstorming and ideation sketching
-Implemented new rendering output standards using KeyShot photo rendering software
-Produced graphic layout and digital presentation boards
-Researched market trends, new materials and technology to inform overall designs
-Cost reduced projects to save clients manufacturing front-end expenses
-Created 2D engineering CAD drawings for plastic injection molded parts and tool design review
Clients: Intel, Benchmade, Cascade Microtech, HP, Whites Electronics
Senior Industrial Designer
Dec 2005 - Oct 2007 (1 year 10 months)
-Design lead for home healthcare device for User Center Design Group
-Performed research analysis of physical user requirements to inform product design and development
-Co-managed a small team which created 3D CAD modeling, physical prototypes, ideation, graphic layout and video presentations for internal and external clients
-Sourced outside vendors for prototype models and mockups
-Set up interview and survey sessions with end users to gather feedback on overall operability, UI, aesthetics and out of box experience
Oct 2002 - Dec 2005 (3 years 2 months)
-Created product designs for award winning design consultancy
-Utilized ideation sketching, 3D CAD modeling, graphic layout and presentation support for internal and external review
-Researched cross category inspiration, demographics, competitive landscape to help inform design decisions throughout the creative process
-Lead brainstorming sessions with internal design team which enhanced the creative process leading to more well thought out products
-Sourced vendors where outside expertise was necessary
-Created physical UI on products informed by user research and testing
Clients: Intel, MEW/Panasonic, Gerber Legendary Blades, Cranium, Cascade Microtech, Nike, HP, InFocus, Fiskars, Planar, Prime Entertainment, Herman Miller, SPX, GE, T-Mobil, NAIS
Toy Designer/ Model Builder/ Set Designer
New York, NY
Sep 1998 - May 2001 (2 years 8 months)
-Assisted with the creation of sets and props, created scale models for commercial shoots
-Designed mechanical systems for special effects
-Designed prototype toys for commercial industry
-Used computer skills to aid in development of toys and props