Experience


Employment


Product Engineer: OXO International
Dates of Employment: June 2014-Present
  • Responsible for product engineering tasks from ideation to manufacturing and quality
  • Frequent collaborative work with engineers and designers from top NYC and Boston design firms
  • Correspond with manufacturers in China daily with regular visits to ensure quality, review manufacturing processes, and help to refine and streamline existing processes creatively
Freelance Product Design Engineer
Dates of Employment: February 2013-Present
  • Performing all phases of the design process -- taking a client’s idea from vague concept to manufacture-ready!
Freelance Product Design Engineer: Skip Hop
Dates of Employment: November 2013-June 2014
  • Providing Mechanical Design support of structural components and mechanisms, including research, sketching, CAD modeling, FEA, and communication with their factory in China as needed
Freelance Product Design Engineer: ULC Robotics, Inc.
Dates of Employment: February-July 2013
  • A designing and manufacturing robotic company engineering practical solutions for problems that face the gas and utilities industries
  • Produced professional research documents and preliminary SolidWorks files for the development and certification of a new product for the utility market
  • Commissioned to create illustrations for a proposal with a tight timeline, which I successfully completed by taking napkin sketches and verbal instruction to create clear visual communication aids that strengthened their proposal
Freelance Digital Illustrator: Uletix (Utility Athletics, LLC)
Dates of Employment: April-September 2012
  • Athletic apparel start-up with patented pockets for your personal electronics
  • Created illustrations in Photoshop of pre-production apparel currently implemented on their hang-tags & website
  • Worked directly with the founders to bring their ideas to reality, delivering on time for the launch of their website
Freelance Industrial Designer: Peter Stathis & Virtual Studio
Dates of Employment: July 2011-March 2012
  • A collaborative design and strategic licensing venture founded in 1989. Projects encompass high and low-tech products, furniture, lighting, and accessories.
  • Engaged in product design while heavily utilizing SolidWorks 2010 and KeyShot 2
  • Conducted market research for competitive audits and trend reports
  • Incorporated design sketches and feedback into refined CAD models, renderings, and presentations
  • Learned the value of time, clear communication, presentation, file organization, being thorough and meticulous
Tutor: Academy of Art University
Dates of Employment: December 2009-May 2010
  • Tutored undergraduate students in AutoCAD
  • Improved the performance of struggling students in their class by addressing their needs at their own pace
Engineering Aid: Aeroflex (Motion Control Systems)
Dates of Employment: May-August 2009
  • Aeroflex Motion Control Systems provide complete and integrated motion solutions for space, military, avionics and strategic industrial customers.
  • Conducted and monitored tests of actuators for JPL’s Mars Science Laboratory, working side-by-side with JPL employees to see delivery of working units on time
  • My meticulous and rigorous nature was of great value when working with that very important, expensive, and sensitive Mars-bound equipment
Mechanical Engineering Intern: Cooper Perkins, Inc.
Dates of Employment: Summer 2007
  • Technology development firm employing a small group engineers, hired by companies to take their product idea through all or some of the phases of design
  • My jobs included finish machining and assembly of prototypes, component design including FEA with COSMOSWorks, CAD with SolidWorks, and brainstorming.

Academic


Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA
  • Master of Fine Art Candidate, Industrial Design- 63/78 credits completed
  • One of only 2 continuing I.D. graduate students selected to show work in the 2011 Spring Show
Cornell University, College of Engineering, Ithaca, NY
Dates of Attendance: August 2004-May 2008
  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Minor in Engineering Management
  • GPA: 3.41 Dean’s List Fall ‘04, Fall ‘05, Summer & Fall ‘06, Fall ’07, Spring ‘08

Relevant Experience


Cornell Formula SAE Project Team
About the Team
  • Brings together 40-50 undergraduate and graduate students of mechanical, business, electrical, and systems engineering fields to fund, design, build, test, and race an open wheel style race car in accordance with the Society of Automotive Engineers
  • Our team has won 4 of the last 8 competitions, all of which had over 100 schools entered from around the world.
  • Our faculty advisor, a much respected professor, has been with the team since its inception over 20 years ago
Dates of Participation: January 2005-May 2008
  • Led Engine Team of ~20 people to conceptualize, design, prototype, test and optimize all engine and electronic components while meeting targets for budget and schedule
  • Attended 8 meetings per week to keep the team organized, focused, & productive
  • Designed, built, and tested a butterfly throttle, which integrated neck-down and restrictor to reduce the length of the intake line and reduce turbulent flow
  • Made and approved technical drawings for manufacture
  • 4 years of manual machining experience and 1.5 years experience writing code for, and operating, a CNC Mill
  • Tested and tuned ‘06 & ’07 engine packages with Chassis and Engine Dynos
  • Led project to completely rebuild 2004 race car for use in driver training
  • Maintained both old and new race cars, as well as our engine dynamometer


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