EXPERIENCE FOCUSED INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER.
CO-FOUNDER AND DESIGNER FOR PIXEL AND TIMBER.
WOODWORKER & NATURALIST FOR FUN & PROFIT.
ROUGH TIMELINE OF EXPLOITS
2017 - Present
Co-founded the industrial design firm Pixel & Timber with David Parrott. Pixel & Timber is a holistic design firm that delivers industrial design and product development services for innovative clients seeking to create products that balance the ephemeral, iterative nature of Digital Age and the timeless, functional beauty of the Industrial Age. Since founding, I’ve worked with a host of clients from the Fortune 500, done on-site user research everywhere (from Dubai, UAE to Rome, Georgia), and even descended a skyscraper for charity on behalf of our awesome company.
Joined Polar 3D as Manager of Marketing & Brand, working to revolutionize education through the inspiring and empowering tool of 3D Printing. There, I designed the Polar Cloud 2.0 — the future of additive software on the web — a universal web service that allowed educators and students to upload, 3dprint, share, and collaborate their designs in an easy to use and fun social network. In addition, I designed and executed marketing initiatives in their social and print channels to better promote the Polar Cloud, STEAMtrax, and the Polar 3D printer. Finally, I worked with GE Additive Initiative to format the Polar 3D product & marketing to better suit the sponsored GE curriculum and printer content for schools nationwide.
2016 - 2011
Founded & created Help Design Co. with David Parrott as the first Industrial Design firm to live within a local engineering firm. There, we focused on designing for beautiful form -and- beautiful function.
We delighted enumerable repeat clients with our design work. We grew the idea into a firm of 4 full-time industrial designers that worked closely with over 60+ engineers — on projects big and small — for 5 years.
During my time there, I grew from an Industrial Designer with a focus solely in pure Design, into an Industrial Designer with a focused skill set in integration of User Experience & Branding.
Graduated from the University of Cincinnati as a legit Industrial Designer.
Won the IDSA 2011 Midwest Professionals Bronze Award for my graduate ID thesis, Common//Wealth.
Won $25K in the Staples Global Eco-Easy Challenge for my "attentive surge protector" concept, the Eco-Easy Button