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I enjoy exploring the possibilities and thinking crazy, but then savor the challenge of dragging those ideas down to earth and making them real. I work well on my own and can survive that way, but I truly thrive when I work with a group. Especially a diversely talented group with a wide range of skills and special… Read More
I enjoy exploring the possibilities and thinking crazy, but then savor the challenge of dragging those ideas down to earth and making them real. I work well on my own and can survive that way, but I truly thrive when I work with a group. Especially a diversely talented group with a wide range of skills and specialties. I always strive to understand and be understood by the people I design for and the people I design with. No matter what is being designed, I absolutely love the process. Read Less
EDUCATION:
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BA in English composition, February 2001.

North Carolina State University, Raleigh
MA in Industrial Design, Graduating May 2010.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Innovative Office Products, Easton, PA, October 2011-Present
IOP creates office hardware mounting solutions designed to… Read More
EDUCATION:
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
BA in English composition, February 2001.

North Carolina State University, Raleigh
MA in Industrial Design, Graduating May 2010.

WORK EXPERIENCE:
Innovative Office Products, Easton, PA, October 2011-Present
IOP creates office hardware mounting solutions designed to improve hardware usability, and therefore your comfort and productivity. When it comes to product design my responsibilities are to research, communicate, ideate, iterate, build, break, learn, improve, and repeat.

Center for Universal Design, Raleigh, NC, February 2011-October 2011
Administrative and Research Assistant for the CUD, which is a national information, technical assistance, and research center that evaluates, develops, and promotes the principles of Universal Design.

Freelance 3D Modeling, Raleigh, NC September 2009-Present
3D modeling, and rendering, for manufacture and presentation purposes.
Current projects include a 3D site reconstruction of Roman structures being
excavated in southern Jordan.

Great Outdoor Provision Company Raleigh, NC September 2006–May 2009
Product Specialist for locally owned outdoor equipment retailer

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC January 2009 – May 2009
Teaching Assistant for course in Professional Practices for Designers

Vista Higher Learning Boston, MA. March 2004 - August 2006
Senior Customer Service & Sales Support Rep for Spanish textbook publisher.

McGraw-Hill Higher Education Boston, MA. December 2003 - March 2004
Temporary Administrative Assistant for textbook division of major publisher:

Media 100 Inc. Marlborough, MA. April 2001 - November 2003
Repair Center Administrator for maker of commercial video editing sytems.

SKILLS:
Digital: Windows and Apple operating systems, Office, iWork, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Acrobat), Rhinoceros and Solidworks
modeling software, Flamingo and Keyshot rendering software, Wacom Intuos
and Cintiq hardware.

Analog: Strong self-motivation, a love of working in cross-disciplinary project teams. Hand sketching and rendering using electronic media and traditional media. Physical modeling and prototyping using various media. Experience with tools and machinery including upright mill, and machine lathe. The ability to learn new methods and new technology quickly and assimilate them into my workflow.

DESIGN INTERESTS:
Working with a team of diversely talented people to research, design, and build better products. Furniture, footwear, outdoor gear, transportation, p.o.p. displays, controls, and user interfaces are some of my favorite subject matter.

OTHER INTERESTS:
Outdoor activities (camping, hiking, paddling, and rock climbing)
Brewing beer (I make fantastic Belgian Ales)
Playing drums (Funk, Prog, etc)
Motor racing (F1, WRC, LM)
Reading design, watching design, eating, sleeping and breathing design.
Helping my wife with her Archaeology PhD research

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION:
NCSU L.Franklin Bost Industrial Design Scholarship 2009-2010
Silver in NCSU College of Managment’s 2010 Leadership & Innovation Showcase

WORK FEATURED ON: Tuvie.com, Jetoi.com, thedesignblog.com,
lance.artician.com, noblechinese.com, design.fr, balneorient.hypotheses.org Read Less
Member Since: Jul 27, 2010