Instructor, Visual Communication
Art Center College of Design
Sep 2010 - Present (11 years 3 months)
Provide weekly lectures and in class demonstrations of a series of visual communication exercises that are meant to evolve the skillset of students who are pursuing careers as industrial design professionals. Developed syllabus of visual communication instruction, which introduces concepts on perspective theory and shading. Conduct weekly critiques and evaluation of student performance and one-on-one assistance to ensure students internalize information and apply it correctly.
Product Designer/ Freelance
Boombang Design Consultancy
Los Angeles, CA
May 2012 - Aug 2012 (3 months)
Involved in activities related to product development. While at Boombang, gained valuable knowledge in CMF creative brief development employing a variety of investigative techniques. Involved in planning meetings with clients, communicated design research and competitive analysis through presentation and executed design proposals through renderings and sketches. Produced numerous Solidworks models of parts and assemblies and also created a variety of renderings using Keyshot. Client projects include, Headphone development for JBL, Point of Sale display development for Oakley and Smart Image MRI Products.
Jan 2010 - Aug 2010 (7 months)
Created production assembly drawings critical to the manufacture of the Fisker Karma, a hybrid- electric luxury automobile. Assignment required accessing and modifying engineering data using Corel Draw and showing assembly process in exploded view form.
Senior Creative Designer, Advanced Design
North Hollywood, CA
Nov 2007 - Nov 2009 (2 years)
Successfully employed my creative talents to the exploratory mission of the studio. Effectively produced design work that answered a need of the corporation, which was to uncover gaps within the product portfolio and explore alternative directions of various vehicle brands such as Cadillac, Chevrolet, Pontiac and GMC. Produced influential design proposals for a number of show vehicles, which in turn inspired new directions for future GM products. Work responsibilities during this time included design development rendering, manual sketching and Photoshop sketching, Alias model development and clay scale model development. Created both exterior vehicle theme proposals as well as interior theme proposals.
Production Design Studios, General Motors
Jan 2000 - Nov 2007 (7 years 10 months)
From Cadillac production vehicles to GMC truck products, the impact of my time as a GM designer can still be seen on the road today. While at GM's UK advanced studio, produced innovative small vehicle concepts to compete with the Mercedes A class. In Michigan, became a thoughtful and highly influential team member on Chevy, Buick and GMC product development teams. Employed my creative talents to greatly influence the design execution of vehicle exteriors, from luxury sedans like the Buick Lucerne, to crossover type vehicle platforms such as the GMC Acadia, to large SUV's such as the GMC Yukon. These vehicles were and are today considered some of the most successful products GM has produced in recent time. Daily responsibilities included design ideation, rendering, model development, meeting with engineering teams to preserve design studio intent and move great design forward. Also explored new vehicle themes for Opel and Vauxhall. Worked on vehicle mid-cycle enhancement projects to help keep our products fresh and viable. Did some component design work as well for developing numerous wheel designs, created roof rack solutions, door handles, rear view mirror shrouds, headlights and trim elements. Also spent time in GM's wind tunnels focused on improving the Buick Lucerne's aerodynamics through numerous design modifications. All in order to bring coefficient of drag numbers down so that the vehicle exterior would function efficiently.