Offering over six years of experience as an Industrial Designer for a manufacturing company and a background of realizing designs from concept sketches to the manufactured product. Highlighting expertise working in teams to develop completely new products and bringing them the full life cycle through to manufacturing.
Technical skills include:
AutoCAD - QuarkXPress - Adobe Illustrator - Adobe Photoshop - Strata 3d - Rhino 3d - Ashlar/Vellum
Areas of Strength
Product Development - Research/Development - Design/Drafting - Pattern/Model Production - Sketching - Marker Rendering
* Created and oversaw eight whirlpool tub designs to production, including four that are available in multiple sizes. Added new sizes to three tub series.
* Produced designs and patterns for many of the inserts needed to bring Comfort Package and Back Massage options to most of a company's product offerings.
* Designed a number one selling whirlpool in Pearl Bath's Designer line.
* Sculpted nine Department 56 Snow Village house patterns in two years, including training three other sculptors in the pattern details.
Industrial Designer - Pearl Baths - 1997 to 2004
Collaborated with design team and sales team members to develop concepts for new product offerings, generating drawings for the tooling and marketing departments. Created patterns, fiberglass molds and steel frames for forming acrylic sheets. Coordinated with marketing to ensure the proper presentation of designs. Researched industry trends and competitor offerings.
Sculptor - Tivoli Too - 1995 to 1997
Sculpted patterns for Department 56's ceramic novelty houses based on supplied designs and considering manufacturing issues such as shrink, mold release, and multiple pieces. Oversaw the Macintosh networks and held responsibility for back-up, print server, and software updates.
Education, Affiliations, & Acknowledgements
* Bachelor of Fine Arts concentrating in Industrial Design - University of Wisconsin-Stout
* Professional Member Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)
* Designboom.com Design Aerobics - Easy Chair, Fall 2003; Writing Lamp, Winter 2004
* Design:Green Minneapolis Conference 2004 - Environmentally aware product design
* Honorable Mention - Brightidea PDA Idea Contest
* Best of Show Award - Showers/Columns, 2001 Kitchen/Bath Industry Show from Design Journal
* Silver Award - 1999 Awards for Design Excellence from Design Journal