Instead of writing Santa a Christmas list, I drew his elves plans for a toy line of my own design. Santa never delivered the one of a kind custom production run. I believe my six year old drawings were a little too crude for Santa's elves to interpret.
Naturally, I was drawn to the field of Industrial Design. Through my career I have been a hands on designer from initial brainstorm to final production. For Carnegie Science Center I drafted and constructed interactive educational exhibits. At The Object Works I fabricated trade show displays and props for television and print ads. I dedicate most of my spare time customizing old vehicles, drawing, taking photos, or model making. I have an endless passion for all things creative.
May 2009 - present
• Worked with a team to create art installation for Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
• Plasma cut, prepped, and welded steel details for large scale scrap metal sculptures.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills to engineer three permanent outdoor art pieces.
Product Prototype Builder
April 2007 - May 2009
• Developed prototypes of consumer products using designer’s technical drawings.
• Maintained organization of multiple projects and workspace in a fast paced environment.
• Drafted components for laser cutting in CorelDraw.
• Received numerous awards for exceeding quality standards.
May 2005 - January 2006
The Object Works
• Communicated with clients to create trade show displays, television props, and other
• Creatively used building materials including fiberglass, foam, and plastics to design projects.
• Packaged and shipped Coleman camping gear trade show display and reassembled on location.
Production Sample Maker
June 2004 - May 2005
• Produced production samples of point of purchase displays from draftperson’s drawings.
• Identified issues with drawings and engineering of displays before approving for final production.
• Designed packaging using ArtiosCAD to ship displays for clients including Pep Boys, Microsoft, and Nike.
• Traveled with a team to Best Buy’s West Virginia location to install P.O.P. displays for their grand opening event.
October 1999- August 2002
• Collaborated with a team to create high-tech interactive traveling and permanent exhibits.
• Illustrated exhibit ideas using hand sketches, Adobe Photoshop, and marker renderings.
• Researched appropriate materials and designs to comply with ADA standards and meet with the museum’s stringent durability needs.
• Produced technical drawing packages using Ashlar Vellum.
• Installed the Zap! Surgery Beyond the Cutting Edge exhibit at out of state venues.