Industrial design contractor
Round Rock, TX
Nov 2018 - Present (2 years 5 months)
Industrial design contractor currently helping out Fahrenheit design with concept ideation, Creo 3D modeling and Keyshot rendering work. We primarily focus on consumer electronics, with Dell being a major client.
Sep 2016 - Sep 2018 (2 years)
Lead designer for Wyse 5070 slim and wide thin client computers. Developed specialized wall mounts, dual VESA mounts, E-series fixed stand monitor mounts and expandable behind-the-monitor mounts for Wyse 5070 computers. Worked with marketing, engineering and manufacturing groups to bring the ideas into mass production. Assisted with the development of the next generation Dell design language. Contributed many ideas for desktops, all-in-ones and patterns through rapid ideation, Adobe creative suite, Creo 3D modeling and Keyshot rendering. Helped contribute to storytelling through digital storyboard sketching. Contributed to the development of the next generation of OptiPlex commercial desktops, Inspiron gaming desktops, and the XPS high end desktops. Worked with user experience engineers and product managers with
refining the Dell Canvas drawing display. Recorded my digital sketching to find bugs within the system, so that we can create the best sketching experience.
Made research decks documenting Dell commercial desktop computers vs competitors. Compared form factors, price, performance and features. Disassembled and reassembled Dell and competitor desktops to create research decks looking at mechanical features and manufacturing techniques. Helped the operations team by creating a guide assessing all the prototype vendors EDG uses, ranking the various strengths and weaknesses of each vendor.
Round Rock, TX
Apr 2014 - Jun 2016 (2 years 2 months)
Worked for a small, but mighty industrial design consultancy developing innovative designs in the consumer electronics and housewares fields. Clients include Dell, Nextivity, Novatel, Jarden Consumer Solutions and Snap-On Tools. Responsibilities include rapid ideation of ideas, refinement sketching, presentation layout and some Solidworks 3D modeling. Helped with the development of the Urbanist Cycling with contributing ideas, packaging design and organizing photoshoots. Organized the LooLedge Kickstarter campaign; from initial ideation, to brand development, storyboarding and video. Assisted with business development by creating a thorough database of potential clients.
San Clemente, CA
Jun 2010 - Feb 2014 (3 years 8 months)
Helped grow a Southern California boutique design firm with concept development for a variety of clients ranging from major corporations like ZAGG/iFrogz, Verifone, Baxter, Altec Lansing and many startups. Worked with Cobra Golf to help design the ZL Encore Driver, the award winning 2012 AMP driver and the Fly-Z+ driver.
Jan 2010 - Apr 2010 (3 months)
Contract industrial designer. Worked with Owens Corning with developing the Atticat insulation blower, accessories and other product offerings. Assisted with the development of glass repair trade show exhibits for Belron US.
May 2007 - Dec 2008 (1 year 7 months)
Industrial design consultant for SABIC Innovative plastics (formerly GE plastics). Responsible for creating designs for clients ranging from the healthcare, electronics and appliance fields. Design solutions often involved collaboration with engineers in the use of the teardown process to learn about assembly and how innovative materials can be utilized within a product.