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 that spans three continents over ten years. My expertise encompasses research, design strategy, digital and physical product design with emerging technology.
I have worked for global design agencies, consultancies and start-ups alike. 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, advertisting, educational, entertainment, financial, medical, retail, travel and even wellness sectors. Clients such as Nike, Siemens, Montblanc, HP, Thales, Herman Miller, GE, Lincoln and Intel highlight my career. What drives me from project to project is a desire to solve complex problems for forward-looking brands. For every client I strive 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, from 1998 to 2000 I pursued a Bachelor of Science at the University of Texas at Austin.
Authenticity is a well worn label, but it matters more to me than anything.