Lead Industrial Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Mar 2014 - Present (7 years 4 months)
Primary task is understanding and extrapolating enablers in physical form, ideally with great taste and sublime comfort.
Product Development Specialist
Aug 2013 - Present (7 years 11 months)
Product Development Consulting including:
> Industrial Design services
> Graphic Design services
> Human Factors and end user research
> Product Development strategy
Philips Design, Healthcare
Aug 2010 - Aug 2013 (3 years)
Developed Sleep Apnea products and accessories including wearable technologies, masks, headgear, CPAP accessories, bags, and associated packaging and marketing collateral. Hands on prototyping and appearance model development. Emersive year long study into the world of Obstructive Sleep Apnea to gain better user empathy. Color, pattern, and trend research for Philips' Home Healthcare Portfolio. Worked directly and collaboratively with Patient Interface Research and Development engineering teams to bring forward the next vision for OSA therapy.
Lead Designer on Wisp Minimal Contact Nasal Mask product line, currently Philips' best selling mask offering to date.
Product and Graphic Designer
Sep 2009 - Mar 2010 (6 months)
Freelancing projects, both Industrial Design and Graphic Design.
Developing shinguards for a sporting goods manufacturer. Project includes refreshing current production models with new graphic treatments while designing future production models and their associated graphic treatments.
Industrial Designer (Contract)
Gaia & Gino
Jun 2006 - Oct 2008 (2 years 4 months)
Designed a line of pet products for a high-end table and glassware company. Ideative process lead to various dog dish and water bottle concepts. Applied Gaia & Gino’s design sensitivities while adding personal influences into the final design.
2007 - 2008 (1 year)
Managed and directed all product design related deliverables for new and ongoing projects within 3M’s Consumer and Office Business’, Home Care Division including entire US Scotch-BriteTM product portfolio, o-Cel-oTM cleaning products, and ScotchTM pet hair and dander removal products. Using 6 Sigma product development architecture and Strategic Design methodologies, products and product lines were developed in collaboration with internal design resources and both national, and international external design consultancies. Primary responsibilities included the introduction, promotion, and development of holistic value added design strategies to existing product families and developing new breakthrough product concepts leveraging 3M‘s key assets, intellectual property, and leadership position within technology, engineering, and consumer markets.
Feb 2006 - May 2006 (3 months)
An internship opportunity that enabled direct client contact, consultations with ergonomists, idea and concept generation, brand and materiality research, rendering and modeling concept champions for client presentations. Primary clients included an office appliance and accessory company and a high end kitchen and bathroom appliance company.
Quality Assurance Analyst
Jan 2002 - Jun 2003 (1 year 5 months)
Edited educational content and provided quality assurance, performance, and functionality testing for several robust educational products including the LeapPad Stylus, Turbo Twist, Vocabulator, and iQuest handheld. Regressed all bugs and completed thorough performance testing. Prepared and maintained internal database used for tracking the QA process from initial application analysis to specific solutions for bug and enhancement requests. Worked directly with the development team to recommend alternatives and subsequent fixes. Recommended ergonomic alternatives for future product cycles.
1996 - 1998 (2 years)
International sports marketing and promotions start up specializing in the manufacturing, and customization of hand stitched soccer and volley balls for corporate and organizational promotions. Individual panels screen printed flat before stitching. Balls positioned as rolling promotional mediums that align a company to the wholesome sports of soccer and volleyball.
Position required generating sales through direct proposals, brokering business deals, and working as a liason between the overseas manufacturer and the clients. Art specification, quality standards, and time critical deadlines were just some of my primary responsibilities.
Past clients include: Charles Schwab, SITE SIM Technology, Goodys.
1995 - 1996 (1 year)