Sep 2012 - Present (9 years 8 months)
Graphic artwork on balloon shapes for a variety of licenses such as Disney,Nickelodeon ,and Lucas. Full scale artwork trace up on mock up film, adjusting artwork as needed on inflated shapes,Designing shapes and prototyping via XY machines and burst testing. Providing float chart data and test samples to engineering for further testing and verification.
Designer | Product Designer | Ethnography Researcher | Creative | availiable for positions
Consumer Goods, Entertainment, Transportation and Healthcare
Jan 2012 - Present (10 years 4 months)
Designer experienced in providing product design expertise using various design methodologies to move an idea forward from concept to real world application for a variety of companies and industries such as Proctor and Gamble,and as an independent contractor. Also innovating in Aviation and Healthcare.
Jul 2012 - Nov 2012 (4 months)
Creating holiday merchandise in accordance to specific trends or customer price points for Target, Lowe's, Menards, and Costco. Utilizing materials such as, TPU, LED lights, resin, glass, metal, wire, ceramic, fabric, and glitter. Created digital renderings of products in order to show buyers what the final product would look like, and to give vendors reference to produce samples.
Visual Merchandiser | Industrial Designer | Model Builder | CAD Modeler
Aug 2011 - Nov 2011 (3 months)
Involved in the design of Retail environments and Merchandisers for the Brand Ugly Doll from conceptualization to final production.Collaborated with the design team and outside talent to build and assemble product(s) within retail environments such as Toys “R” Us.
Dec 2010 - Aug 2011 (8 months)
Involved in re-teaching life skills to TBI/MI/CD adults, Implementing individual program & health plans, Program documentation, Medication administration & personal cares, Provided crisis management and de-escalation as needed, Planed and oversaw leisure interest
Direct Support Professional
The MENTOR Network
Sep 2007 - Dec 2010 (3 years 3 months)
Involved in serving, aiding, protecting, and enriching the lives of vulnerable adults within a team-oriented environment, also responsible for medical administration, daily documentation, assessing risk management plans and individual outcome programs
Freelance Industrial Designer
Jan 2008 - Jun 2010 (2 years 5 months)
Specializing in innovative green product design for Lawn & Garden, Automotive,Bed & Bath for corporate retailers globally.
Nov 2008 - May 2009 (6 months)
Involved in all aspects of ethnography research including field, video interviews, mind mapping to synthesize all data into need buckets and conceptualizing for the improvement of current tax services and or creation of new ones
Freelance Industrial Designer
Water Caddy LLC
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009 (4 months)
Revamped a patented idea for future mass production.Involved in entire design phase from concept sketching to material selection, colors, bill of materials and pattern layout.(examples may be seen through portfolio link)
Apr 2008 - Aug 2008 (4 months)
Involved in redesigning within the Oncology area of Alegent Health. Produced full-scale functional furniture pieces for use in the infusion area that addressed many previous issues such as sanitation and user experience. Assisted in designing a family and patient friendly healing indoor garden space.
T. Nelson Products
Feb 2008 - Apr 2008 (2 months)
Involved in creating clients ideations into CAD models, manufacturing and material consulting, product revision, and creation of brand and graphics for final product.