Experience

HTC - Industrial Designer
JANUARY 2017 - PRESENT / SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Core member of mobile design division at HTC’s innovation studio. Responsible for commercialization of seasonal product lines, from concept discovery to final production. Collaborate daily with Taiwanese design studio as well as in-house engineers, CMF designers and product managers to develop solutions around development constraints. Advance products through all phases of design process including ideation, CAD modeling, rapid prototyping, CMF explorations, and ODM design to manufacturing. Notable work on strategic projects including 2018 flagship design language, companion device pitch project and 10-year future technology concept exploration presented to C-level executives and enterprise leaders. 

TEAGUE - Industrial Designer (contract)
MAY 2015 - JUNE 2016 / SEATTLE, WA (1 YR, 2 MOS)

Consultant responsible for the conceptualization and development of aerospace projects for Boeing to define the future of flight. Supported all aspects of industrial design development in a highly-constrained industry, including concept ideation, full-scale mockup creation, and class A surfacing in SolidWorks. Collaborated with HCI, human factors, and mechanical engineers to develop solutions for production and manufacturing techniques. Notable work on strategic future cabin communications project resulting in a cabin-sized experience mockup presented to 150 members of Boeing leadership and defining the roadmap for future cabin innovation.

IA Collaborative - Industrial Designer
NOVEMBER 2012 - JANUARY 2015 / CHICAGO, IL (2 YRS, 3 MOS)

Primary member of a small industrial design team working with diverse multi-disciplinary team to deliver user-driven design process to clients. Responsible for ideation, rapid prototyping, concept refinement, scenario concepting, engineering, and presentation deliverables. Notable work includes premium house brand watch project involving complex mechanism and patent research. 

Freelance Industrial Designer
FEBRUARY 2014 - JANUARY 2017 (3 YRS, 11 MOS)

Intermittent freelance design work for various clients, including Samsung and BoraWear, a social enterprise startup based in Nairobi, Kenya. Led design for BoraWear products that were launched and successfully funded on KickStarter in August 2014. 

 

Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
BFA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN / MILWAUKEE, WI (AUGUST 2008 - MAY 2012)

Student VP of IDSA. Earned 2nd place in a Master Lock Sponsored Studio and 2nd place in a Fiskars Sponsored Studio. 

 

Groups

Industrial Design Society of America
Industrial Design San Francisco
Metrix Create:Space
Chicago MakerBiz
Second City Improv

 

Design SKILLS

Concept definition
Sketching
Brainstorming
Storyboarding
User experience and interaction
Arduino prototyping
Rapid prototyping
Physical model-making
Color, material and finishes
Design for manufacturability
Trend research
User testing and field research 

 

SOFTWARE skills

Adobe Create Suite
Creo
Solidworks
NX
Keyshot
Microsoft Office
Keynote

Clients