About

Few designers bridge the gap between conceptual and commercial so effortlessly


Biography

Rarely does one person posses both the special combination of inquisitiveness, insight and wit of a great conceptualist and the broad industry experience required to understand 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 illusions and fear.



Education

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


Work

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 - Present Austin) 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
rapid ideation

Wonderland Labs/GE Capital - (1997 San Francisco) Interface Designer

KAMU-TV - (1994 - 1995 Collage Station) Production assistant
 


Skills

 

A life long passion for invention and experimentation

Exceptional creative & illustrative abilities

An entrepreneurial spirit

Proficient in multiple CAD, drawing, illustration, design and productivity packages