EDUCATION

College for Creative Studies

B.F.A. in Industrial Design, May 2009

 

EXPERIENCE

Radius – Chicago, Senior Industrial Designer

12/2013 – Present

Streng – Chicago, Lead Industrial Designer

11/2011 – 12/2013

Lead design teams from concept to production through development of sketches, renderings, mock-ups and final CAD

Personally execute sketches, 2D & 3D visualizations and CAD for mass production

Client-facing responsibilities include presentation of final design presentations, as well as pitching new business to potential clients

Clients include: Pepsico, Whirlpool, Kitchen-Aid, Kenmore, Maytag, 3M, Medela

IDRAW | Creative Goods, Founder

7/2011 – Present

IDRAW is a lifestyle brand that inspires creativity and development of skills to help people become designers, artists and illustrators.

Creation of brand experience, product line and creative community

Development of creative programs alongside contract artists and designers

Experienced in sourcing product both domestically and overseas, with an understanding of foreign vendor relationships

Lead marketing efforts with emphasis on digital and social media

Garmin International, Industrial Designer

6/2010 – 11/2011

Led development of Garmin’s first affordable line of Personal Navigation products from sketch phase to final production CAD

Led development of Garmin’s first active accessory for use with iPhone

Participated in design development activities for the Active, Outdoor, Marine and Aviation markets.

Sundberg+Ferar, Contract Industrial Designer

4/2010 – 6/2010

Participated in the development of housewares and consumer goods including a stylish, innovative line of spray-mops, high-end grill thermometers, and a custom shower system

Clients include: Casabella, Char-Broil, Kohler

Illuminating Concepts, Industrial Designer

4/2008 – 6/2010

Personally executed conceptual sketches, renderings, foam core mock-ups and development of final client presentations

Created and led internal brainstorming activities centered around rapid visualization and sketch development

Motorola CXD, Industrial Design Intern

5/2009 – 9/2009

Participated in the development of a Motorola brand consumer product from concept to final production

Executed a personal project utilizing all resources available at the Motorola Studio including Model Shop, CMF studio and parts lab

SKILLS

Software:  Wildfire 5, Creo 2, Solidworks 2013, Rhino v5, KeyShot 4, Adobe CS6, Sketchbook Pro, MS Office

Sketching:  Analog and digital

Model Making:  Foam core mock-ups to rapid prototyping

Project & Team Management

Brand Design

Visual Design

Entrepreneurship

INTERESTS

Manufacturing Processes

Material Breakthroughs

Fashion

Design Trends

Art + Illustration

Intersection of Fashion + Technology

Cycling

Performance Products

Musician:  Drums, guitar, bass guitar

HONORS + AWARDS

Kickstarter Campaign: I DRAW CARS (2011)

Kickstarter Campaign: I DRAW COMICS (2012)

Guest Speaker at Osmoces: Creative Exchange Symposium (2012)

Deans List

Faculty Select Design Award

General Motors Scholarship

CCS Scholarship

CCS Faculty Award Scholarship

References and work samples available upon request