I follow a very simple iterative approach to design that involves deep immersion in the experience of the person or people I am designing for. Feeling the user's pain is essential to finding a way to alleviate it.
To transition from feeling the pain to fixing it, I employ a multitude of techniques for analysis and ideation, including persona creation, journey mapping, empathy mapping, morphology mapping, and forced morphology matrix creation, followed by rapid visualization, rapid pretotyping, and iterative prototyping.
Design: Rapid Prototyping Rapid Visualization CNC (laser and router) Solidworks Rhino Fusion360 Sketchup KeyShot
Business: Strategic Planning Contracting Negotiation Project Management
2018 - 2019
Städa Kitchen: efficient design for adults in shared homes
Created a design philosophy and sample products to address the problems encountered by urban adults sharing their home.
President of Design Guild at San Francisco State University
Transformed a fading and inactive club into a thriving cross-campus and inclusive organization that promoted responsible design, fostered entrepreneurship, promoted students of design, business and engineering, and raised funds by inspiring students to practice the product design process.
Seven Bridges: an intergenerational community
Lead a team of designers in creating an app-supported community to reduce the adverse effects of isolation in teens and aging adults by bringing them together to help each other with ADL's (activities of daily living). This project was one of eight finalists in the 2017-18 international Stanford Design Challenge for Longevity.
San Francisco State University School of Design
Master of Arts in Industrial Arts: Product Design
Naval Postgraduate School Monterey
Master of Business Administration: Acquisition and Contracting/Entrepreneurship
Bachelor of Biology: Pre-med/Marine Biology
Environmental conservation, ocean water sports, cycling, motor sports, aviation, economics, general study of the human social condition.. and Burning Man