Structural Designer, WestRock, West Chester, Ohio
- Take projects from initial documentation (pallet pattern, weight, planogram), through design, to final specs and documents.
- Use ArtiosCAD to create the necessary structures and fillers, with an emphasis on creating efficient displays with as few separate parts as possible.
- Use Kongsberg CNC cutting tables to create structural mockups to ensure fit and finish, as well as full-color mockups in conjunction with a Mutoh flatbed printer.
- Use SolidWorks sheet metal features for advanced design. Unlike Artios, where all work is done in 2d, SolidWorks lets you create a design in 3d that can then be unwrapped into a flat drawing. This helps reduce the time to create a design, and makes it easier to make sure all design elements are properly aligned right from the start.
- Use Artios Advanced Stylemaker to create a variety of rebuildable standards for the team. Updated existing standards to align with current company workflow.
February 2012–February 2013
Working Holiday in New Zealand
Some of the positions held in this time:
- Product photographer and graphic designer for Glamuzina Corporation, a jewellery wholesaler.
- Copywriter for ProGear, a photography store.
- Photographer for the Pirate City Rollers and Auckland Roller Derby League.
- Temp light manufacturing worker at UniPlas, an injection molding firm.
September 2008–February 2012
Industrial Designer, Southern Telecom, Brooklyn, New York
- Designed consumer electronics, packaging, point of purchase displays, trade show booth.
- Used SolidWorks to make detailed 3d models of product concepts for prototyping and manufacturing.
- Wrote comprehensive design documentation to hand off to overseas engineers.
- Created photorealistic renders of products for use in marketing and packaging.
- Made graphics for packaging and promotional material.
- Created mockups of folding carton packaging.
- Sourced and built an in-house product photography studio.
- Undertook product photography for web and packaging.
September 2004–March 2008
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York
- Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design
- Associate degree in Graphic Design