Few designers bridge the gap between conceptual and commercial so effortlessly
Rarely does one person possess both the of inquisitiveness, insight and wit of a great conceptualist and the broad industry experience required to leverage the possibilities of modern technologies and manufacturing methods.
Recent projects include the 2016 Dell professional display design language, The forthcoming Dell Smart Desk system and Danger Lurks, a whimsical series of lamps and objet examining our ideas of illusion and fear.
Vitra Design Program at Boisbuchet - (Jul. 2009 & Aug. 2012) participant
Art Center College of Design - (Jan. 1996 - 1999) BS product/entertainment design
Texas A&M University - (Jan. 1994 - May 1995) undergraduate micro biology
Argo Design (Jul.2015 - Present) Head of Industrial Design
Established a nimble talented team which successfully delivered fee based and venture projects with startups and large established brands alike.
Directed all details of industrial design in studio and collaborated with marketing, engineering, manufacturing and finance stakeholders throughout.
Co-created an internal innovation process and designed the first graduating product there of.
Dell Inc. - (Jul. & Aug. 2014 Amsterdam) Participated in Special Vehicles Team deep dive to envision the next generation technology opportunities
Envisioned product and service scenarios based on emerging technologies and user trends
Developed actionable proposals for potential future technology investments
Dell Inc. - (Jul. 2011 - Jul.2015) Principal Design Engineer, NexGen Experience Design Group
Integral member of 8 person Next Generation design team responsible for establishing design and experience direction for entire professional and consumer product lines
Consulting - (Mar. 2010 - Jul. 2011 Austin) Product Designer focusing on conceptual ideation and research
Developed high tech educational toy concepts for Jakks Pacific Toy company
Consulted for Texas State Aquarium on exhibit design and facility expansion
Developed a native brand of Texas Gin
Design Edge - (Aug. 2004 - Mar. 2010 Austin) Principal Designer
Hired as associate designer; promoted twice to principal designer
Authored and managed design projects from inception to market
Lead development programs for multiple high profile clients simultaneously (Dell, Alienware, SC Johnson, AMD, PetMate, Igloo, LG, Polycom, Symbol, Motorola, Flextronics)
Designs for clients led to several patents
Freelance - (Apr. 2003 - Aug. 2004 San Francisco - Austin), Product Designer
Bought, renovated and sold a house
Suffered misfortune and discovered humility
MBT Architecture - (Dec. 2002 - Apr. 2003 San Francisco) Marketing designer
Producing and coordinating large multi-format presentations
SupperHappyBunny Co. - (Apr. 1999 - Nov. 2002 Los Angeles) Co-founder, Happiest Bunny
Experience in managing small groups
Strong communication skills; effective as a representative of the company
First hand experience in the development of products
Working knowledge of manufacturing processes
Disney Imagineering - (1997 - 1998 Los Angeles) Production staff
exposure to all phases of ride development
Wonderland Labs/GE Capital - (1997 San Francisco) Interface Designer
KAMU-TV - (1994 - 1995 Collage Station) Production assistant