Experience

RSID | 5+ Months - Present 
San Francisco, CA | Contract - Freelance Industrial Designer
Working closely with a design veteran, Ricardo Salinas, to create compelling design concepts for a variety of clients. Delivering concepts with a clear usability approach,  cmf story, and fresh aesthetics producing  meaningful product experiences.  www.rsalinas.com
Speck Design | 1 Week Sprint 
Mountain View, CA | Contract Industrial Designer
A week long sprint to build a full scale model from a sketch to prototype for Toyota. I worked closely with the creative directors, engineering and design team to problem solve our way to a finished product using our hands and technical skills.


Focus Product Design | 2+ years
Menlo Park, California | Mid-Level Industrial Designer
• Heavily involved in Focus’s internal project revealed at CES 2016 in 9 weeks.
• Managed multiple projects & designers to meet client deadlines. 
• Collaborated with a team of various disciplines to create compelling product    story presentations derived from the users’ core experience.
• Developed CMF documents for prototyping and manufacturing. 
• Executed daily the concept phase of the design process creating visuals using design strategy, sketching & rendering, mind mapping and CAD work to communicate solutions to clients.


Built Design | 3 Months
Everett, Washington | Industrial Designer 
• Design directions chosen for high & mid level snowboard sole by K2 released for the 2010-11 season.
• Prepared & packaged POP displays to be installed for brands including Marmmot, Pentzel, & GSR.
• Worked collaboratively with the design team to execute design briefs using hand sketching, preliminary CAD work and photoshop.
 

Lead Team Development | 11 Months
Redmond, Washington | Industrial Designer
• Designed case concepts for Crocs/Apple collaboration in a short 5 day sprint.
• Lead collaborator on the experience & equipment for a revolutionary water sport called SKWIM.
• Worked closely with the CEO & industrial designers to develop a hockey helmet anti-concussion system for Fury.
• Communicated to manufacturer overseas for design specs and samples. 
• Developed Skwim logo and other 2D layouts for multiple projects.
• Constructed CAD 3D models for manufacturing and rendering purposes.


Education

Academy of Art University | Dec. 2014
M.F.A Industrial Design Graduate

Western Washington University 1999 - 2006
BA General Studies | Minor Studio Art

Lulea University of Technology Jan .06 - Jun .06
Exchange Student; Industrial Design program


Awards

IF Design Awards Finalist | Mobile Mountain 2016
RedDot Design Awards Finalist | Mobile Mountain 2016
Spark Bronze Award | Mobile Mountain 2015
Academy of Art University Spring Showcase | 2015
A'Design Silver Awards | Branche Teapot 2014
Academy of Art University Spring Show Best in Show | 2014
IDEA Awards Finalist | Surfcase 2014
Natgeo Shelf | Inhabitat.com Spring Greening Finalist 2010
Mailbox | Ample Sample Finalist Showcased  @NeoCon 2009


Software

Illustrator CS6
Photoshop CS6
Indesign CS6
Solidworks 2015
Rhino 3D 5.0
Keyshot 5
Alias Automotive 2014
AutoCAD Level III Certificate (basic)


Software
Design Strategy
Concept Development
Story Telling
Rapid Prototyping
Analog Sketching
Digital Rendering
Mock-ups
Soft Goods Design


Interests

The outdoors...Snowboarding,Surfing, Running, Skateboarding, Photography, Architecture...and everything in between.
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