Resume

Professional Experience


Apple | Soft Goods - Product Development Engineer
Cupertino, CA | August 2015 - Present
Part of a multi-disciplinary team who are responsible for defining, developing, and building product concept and development models for future product and technologies on the Accessories team. 
Products on market include:

– iPhone 7/8 Leather cases
– iPhone X/XS/XS Max Leather Folio
– Leather iPad Pro sleeves
– Leather Macbook sleeves

NASA: MEI Technologies | Industrial Designer
Houston, TX | October 2012 - July 2015                                                                                                      
Full time designer at NASA’s Habitability Design Center, a component of the Human Systems Engineering and Development Branch, that provides design services for the NASA community with a focus on aerospace habitation hardware, systems, and environments. I worked closely with engineering and project managers to advocate design and I am involved in all stages of the process from concept development to design for manufacturing and production support. Notable projects include:

– Complete interior design of NASA’s pressurized rover project (LER, SEV, MMSEV)
– Wearable CO2 Sensor designed to meet NASA’s new Class 1E Certification
– Design and production of a tablet restraint for the 1-year International Space Station Fine Motor Skills investigation

Classic Cars of Houston | Freelance Designer
Houston, TX | January 2013 - July 2015
Worked as a contract designer producing beautiful, timeless designs for a variety of projects including: Coach built 1931 Cadillac V16, 1968 Oldsmobile 442, and 1938 Auburn Cord. Established new branding and graphics standards for the shop.

Techshop | Dream Coach
San Francisco, CA | July 2012 - October 2012
Worked as a design consultant helping members bring 2D concepts to 3D fully-functioning prototypes. Oversaw and assisted members in safely using TechShop’s equipment as well as performing machine maintenance and general facilities work. 

Bould Design | Industrial Designer
Mountain View, CA | March 2012 - June 2012
Worked in a small, fast-paced, collaborative environment focused on consumer electronics. I handled the entire gamut of the design process from concept development, interactions with clients, and delivering highly detailed production documentation. 

Lit Motors Corporation | Designer/Engineer
San Francisco, CA | February 2012 - March 2012
Contributed to the development and design of technology testing platforms and vehicle models for the C1 - a two-wheeled, fully-enclosed, gyroscopically-stabilized vehicle.

NASA: Habitability Design Center | ID Intern
Houston, TX | Summer 2011
Designed and fabricated deployable exercise equipment and a stowable work surface for Deep Space Habitat , cabin shades for the Space Exploration Vehicle, and other NASA initiatives. 

Publix Super Markets, Inc. | 3D modeler & design Intern
Lakeland, FL / Summer 2010
Created installation guides for store hardware packages that were used company wide; designed visual merchandising displays; and developed CAD models from blueprints. 

Skills

Digital

Adobe Creative Suite (AI, PS, ID)
CAD - Solidworks, Pro-E, NX, Rhino
Patternmaking software
Mastercam
MATLAB
GD&T
DFM

Fabrication

CNC | mill | lathe 
Rapid prototyping
Molding and casting
Injection molding
Silicone molding
Ultrasonic welding
Laser welding
Soft-goods (leather, textiles, composites)
Sewing and embroidery 
Adhesive laminations 

Overview

Experimental design and data analysis
User research and synthesis
Iterative concept development 
Complex CAD modeling
Design documentation
Project management 

Education


Rhode Island School of Design 
BFA / Industrial Design 2011
Dean’s list 2009/2010
3.70 GPA

Organizations 

Industrial Designer Society of America
Houston Chapter Vice Chair
January 2014 - Present