PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Artisan Forge Metalworks

Role: CAD Designer, Manufacturing Engineer, Welder, Metal Fabricator

Time: 06/2017 to Present (2 years 8 months)

Skills: Rhinoceros 5, Adobe Suite, MIG/TIG/Stick Welding, Metal Fabrication

Responsible for bringing the convenience of CAD design to a small local company through the purchase of a cost-effective CAD modeling software, Rhinoceros 3D 5.0. Artisan Forge Metalworks specializes in fabricating, finishing and installing architectual metalworks for midwestern residential and commercial architecture.

National Presto Industries

Role: Industrial Designer

Time: 02/2017 to 08/2017 (6 months)

Skills: Solidworks, Alias Design, Keyshot, Adobe Suite, Axure, Model Making, Sketching, Brainstorming, Presentation Design

Utilized Alias and Solidworks to develop knit surfaces for the Presto Precise 6qt Electric Pressure Cooker. Designed the user interface for the Presto Precise by persuading management to purchase Axure and using the software to develop an interface prototype. Participated in brainstorming, sketching and 3d concept design for several other new Presto products.

UW-Stout

Role: Photographer / Lab Tech

Time: 01/2015 to 01/2017 (2 years)

Skills: CNC Router/Plasma Table/Laser Engraver/Vinyl Cutter Trainer, Studio Photographer

While attaining my BFA in Industrial Design, I worked as a product photographer and a lab assistant in the MIT Fab Lab. These combined experiences honed my CNC fabrication and studio photography skills.

OEM Fabricators

Role: Welder

Time: 05/2013 to 01/2015 (2 years)

Skills: Accu-pulse MIG Welding, Fitting, Power tool operation, Forklift Operation

Responsible for Pulse-MIG welding mild steel parts and using power tools, forklifts and overhead cranes. OEM is unique in requiring blueprint interpretation and precise fitting skills among their skilled welders.

Sharp Photo & Portrait

Role: Graphic Designer

Time: 05/2005 to 05/2013 (8 years)

Skills: Adobe Photoshop Suite, Commercial Printer Operation, Photo restoration

Responsible for photo restorations, advertisement and flyer design, and producing images for print on silver halide or inkjet media from 1-44” wide. Produced prints from both traditional films and digital sources. Proficiency in the Adobe suite was required. Sharp Photo’s customers had demanding expectations that were met using the talents of the employees during time-sensitive situations.

INTERNSHIPS

Polaris Industries

Role: CAD Modeler Intern

Time: 06/2016 to 09/2016 (3 months)

Skills: Alias Automotive, Creo 3.0, Keyshot

As part of the Polaris CAID (Computer-Aided Industrial Design) team, the primary objective was to produce class-A 3d surface models to support engineering and the model shop using the industry standard modeling softwares Dassault ICEM Surf, Autodesk Alias Automotive and PTC Creo Parametric.

Johnson Health Tech

Role: Industrial Design Intern

Time: 06/2015 to 09/2015 (3 months)

Skills: Solidworks, Rhinoceros 3D, Keyshot, Adobe Suite, Sketching, Brainstorming

Used several product visualization skills such as brainstorming, sketching, 3d modeling, rendering, model making and presentations to communicate new Matrix-brand and Horizon-brand fitness equipment to the model shop, graphic design team, engineering, and upper management.

EDUCATION

University of Wisconsin - Stout

Degree: Industrial Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Graduation Date: Class of Spring 2017

Chippewa Valley Technical College

Degree: Welding (One Year Certificate)

Graduation Date: Class of Winter 2012

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