For a kid from rural West Texas, it might seem odd how curious I was about emerging technology. My early teens found me hacking everything from gaming consoles to desktop computers, even our first bag phones.
Today, my passion has grown into a rewarding career designing products, services, and experiences. My work spans three continents over eleven years, encompassing research, design strategy, and product design. I use emerging technology to inform the physical and digital products that I design.
I have worked for global design agencies, consultancies and start-ups. My experiences as a design lead in creative environments like Native Design, AKQA, Demodern, Apple, and Fuse Project gave me great exposure to a vast and diverse range of clients and industries. I've had many successes across the automotive, advertising, educational, entertainment, financial, medical, retail, travel and even wellness sectors. Clients such as Audi, General Electric, Herman Miller, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Montblanc, Nike, Siemens and Thales highlight my career.
What drives me from project to project is a desire to solve complex problems for forward-looking brands. To better inform my process I listen and work closely with engineers. I also listen and work closely with every client, striving to create meaningful design with a purposeful concern for aesthetics.
In 2006 I received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Industrial Design at California College of the Arts. My focus was on sustainable design with a minor in wood furniture. In 2004 I received an Associates of Arts in Product Development at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising. From 2000 to 2002 I pursued a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design at the San Francisco Art Institute. Previous to studying design I pursued a Bachelor of Science via the pre-med track at the University of Texas at Austin.
Authenticity is a well-worn label, but it matters more to me than anything.