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Dell

Austin, TX
9/2016 - 9/2018


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 we use. Sent out a survey to the industrial design leads to gather information on the various strengths and weaknesses of each vendor. 

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Axis Design

Round Rock, TX
4/2014 - 6/2016

Industrial designer working at a 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 theme sketching, presentation layout and some Solidworks 3D modeling. Helped with the development of the Urbanist Cycling brand with contributing ideas, packaging design and organizing photoshoots. Organized the LooLedge Kickstarter campaign, from initial ideation, to brand development, storyboarding and video. Assisted with Axis Design's business development by creating a thorough database of potential clients.

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SoulCAKE CReative

San Clemente, CA
6/2010 - 2/2014


Instrumental in the growth of a Southern California boutique design firm by creating some very exciting designs for a variety of clients ranging from major corporations like ZAGG/iFrogz, Verifone, Baxter, Altec Lansing and many startups. Worked with Cobra-Puma Golf to help design the ZL Driver, the award winning 2012 AMP driver and the 2015 Fly-Z+ driver. 

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Fitch + SABIC Innovative Plastics

Pittsfield, MA
5/2007 - 12/2008


Industrial designer 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.

 
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Education

The Cleveland Institute of Art
2006 with a BFA in Industrial Design

 
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Skills

3D Modeling: Creo 2/4, Solidworks 2016, Alias Studiotools 12, Foundry Modo 8
3D Rendering: Luxology Keyshot 7, Foundry Modo 8
2D Development: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Corel Painter,
Sketchbook Pro, Procreate
Ideation: Wacom Cintiq, Dell Canvas, Wacom Intuos tablet, iPad, hand sketching
Storyboarding
Model Making/prototyping: foamcore board, clay, blue and yellow foam
Competitor/consumer research
Understanding of manufacturing processes

 
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Awards

Golf Digest Gold Award for the 2012 AMP Driver and Irons
Golf Digest Gold Award for the 2015 Fly Z+ Driver