Co-founder/ Industrial Designer
The Launch Werks
Sep 2011 - Present (10 years 4 months)
Cofounder of a company based in supporting entrepreneurial design and start-ups. We specialize in connecting with locally-based small-batch manufacturing as a minimum viable product to either fuel scaled up manufacturing or to test a concept enough to get venture funding. We balance time between creating some of our own products and consulting with others in various phases of starting their companies, offering services in traditional product design and development from consumer/market understanding up to that first round of production, testing, and next steps. I specialized in front-end understanding and initial sketch exploration.
Aug 2009 - Present (12 years 5 months)
Worked to establish a space where people can come together to craft and sell designs in a collaborative environment. Losantiville operates as a lighthouse and harbor for businesses who want to get a start making physical goods in Cincinnati. I help with some general operations and functioning of the space as it continues to progress.
Apr 2013 - Sep 2013 (5 months)
Hyperquake is a Brand Evolution Agency. Through consumer understanding, intelligent design and creative technology we identify market opportunities, create dynamic strategies, realize ambitious aspirations and create disruptive ideas, whether they are incremental pulses or seismic shifts. For more information please visit www.hyperquake.com.
University of Cincinnati
Sep 2009 - May 2013 (3 years 8 months)
Foundation Design Drawing 2009-2010, "Making of Things" (hands on materials learning) in 2009, 2010, and 2012, and Senior Design Communications in Winter 2011. Aided/guest instructor in visualization techniques for digital, interior, and cross-disciplinary design classes. More recently specialized in leading unique trans-disciplinary studios in creating public space interventions, innovating flight experience, systematic solutions for pain management, and using human-centered design techniques to create solutions for food-related non-profits.
Industrial Designer Contractor
Matt Anthony Design
Aug 2008 - 2012 (3 years 5 months)
Freelance design work focusing on medical and consumer product design, illustration, brainstorm facilitation, and teaching drawing techniques to non-designers. Also worked embedded in consultancy design teams at Streng Design, Teague, and Hyperquake.
Sep 2007 - Dec 2007 (3 months)
Mar 2007 - Jun 2007 (3 months)
Nov 2006 - Dec 2006 (1 month)
Brooks Stevens Inc
Mar 2006 - Nov 2006 (8 months)
intern boys and preschool teams
Mar 2005 - Dec 2005 (9 months)