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biography

Experience in the business aviation industry working as an Aircraft Completions and Modifications designer. More recently, I've been designing products for mass production in the outdoor living, heating, and hearth industries. I primarily use SolidWorks for modeling and Bunkspeed Pro for rendering.

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Duncan Aviation Aircraft Completions and Modifications Designer September 2008 - January 2010

Large scale projects forced me to learn quickly and expand my design skills beyond products, to graphic and interior space design. My position allowed me to work directly with customers on the refurbishment design of their private jet interiors and exterior paint schemes. My responsibilities involved selecting, then sourcing specific materials for various interior components, and ordering these materials. Moreover, by working with engineers, I aided in creating 3D CAD drawings and renderings of interior components and exterior paint schemes. I also provided the customer detailed technical drawings of their interior floor plan configuration, cabinetry design and also seating design. The range and diverse scope of projects forced me to be more versatile as a designer.

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Swagelok Custom Solutions Associate January 2010 - November 2010

As a Custom Solutions Associate, I worked with sales teams to determine proper components needed for custom fluid assemblies. My responsibilities involved preparing 3D CAD models and drawings to meet the customer’s needs for various custom projects. My position allowed me to utilize certifications to physically assemble the customer approved 3D drawings into the actual custom fluid systems. Thus, giving me a better understanding of how a CAD assembly transitions into a physical assembly.

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IGG-E Threads LLC Co-owner and Designer January 2010 - June 2011

As co-creator of this start-up clothing company, I was able to tap into my entrepreneurial side through my creativity. Exposure to daily operations of running and marketing the business including developing seasonal campaigns for brand recognition. Responsible for developing new designs for next season’s apparel lines, then preparing that artwork for the screen printers. Handling the ordering and distribution process and also managing the website design and content.

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GHP Group Industrial Designer March 2011 -

Integral part of the product development for six major categories within the hearth, patio, and barbecue industries. As the lead designer of mass produced products, I have to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment. I work directly with project managers and engineers to ensure the designs I conceptualize become final products. From sketching to building full CAD models in SolidWorks, I would develop product drawings for engineers and also photo-realistic renderings, using BunkSpeed Pro, for our sales team to present to buyers. Additionally, I was heavily involved in the redesign of the company’s website layout which went live in October 2012.

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education

The Ohio State University Bachelor of Science in Design, Industrial Design 2004 - 2008

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