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Employment History:

Tether - Seattle, WA
Industrial Design Director, January/12 – present

Precor - Woodinville, WA
Principal Industrial Designer, March/11 – January/12
Senior Industrial Designer, April/05 – March/11

Design and development of industry-standard fitness equipment for commercial, consumer, and hospitality markets, collaborating with multidisciplinary teams from requirements phase through product launch. Lead Designer on several major programs including 815 Commercial Bikes, AMT 100i Commercial trainer, and EFX 5.37 Home Ellipticals; team designer for 15” touchscreen fitness equipment console, accountable for human factors, control I/O architecture, and product integration.

Completed two Commercial bike programs in less than 12 months, beating cost targets by at least 8% and improving design cohesion with the Precor Commercial lineup. Conceived, designed, and developed an innovative seat back for the 815 Recumbent Bike, realizing $10 in direct cost savings per unit while improving comfort, cleaning, ergonomics, and appearance.

Led R&D team in the development of the AMT 100i interface, designed to visualize and communicate human motion potential, and implemented it in a low-cost LED format compatible with existing display technology.

Created corporate color strategy for commercial products, and worked with engineering and supply chain expertise to deliver accurately colored parts in a range of materials and applications.

IDE Inc. - Scotts Valley, CA
Senior Industrial Designer, Nov/00-April/05

Generated industrial design solutions and managed aesthetic, ergonomic, and manufacturing issues from concept to final prototype for an award-winning product development consultancy.

Applied my understanding and passion for the sport of cycling by mining trends at EuroBike and Interbike Expos; interpreted and presented findings to clients to inform future bicycle product development. Won 2004 IDEA Gold Award for Kestrel Airfoil Pro triathlon bicycle.

Used storyboarding, video interviews, and contextual inquiry to gain a deeper understanding of user needs in projects for BD Biosciences and Satori Labs.

Artisent - Boston, MA
Industrial Designer, Aug/98 – Oct/00

Concepted industrial design solutions for sporting goods, housewares and lifestyle products.

Promoted new design directions for Leedom Alpine Sports helmets 1999-2001 product lines.

Cut product development time and streamlined workflow for the release of two new helmet models, introducing CAD tools like Pro/Engineer to create the first helmets to pass RS-98 (the industry’s most severe impact testing standard).

Solicited valuable user feedback, performed head measurements and helmet fitting, and represented Leedom products at on-snow demo sessions around the Northeast.

Catalano Design - Boston, MA
Industrial Designer, Sept/96-July/98

Designed a range of high-end audio equipment and consumer electronics, using large numbers of hand-cut foam prototypes to gather feedback and gain design consensus.

Created GD&T part drawings for high-fidelity loudspeaker cabinet construction and vendor sourcing.

Preferred Software Tools: SolidWorks, Pro/E Wildfire, Rhinoceros, KeyShot, Cinema 4D, Adobe Creative Suite

Education: Syracuse University, School of Art and Design
Bachelor of Industrial Design May 1996 (3.7/4.0)
Arthur Pulos Award for Professional Theory and Communication

Skilled in: Sketching and Rendering Techniques; Anatomy and Human Factors; Investment Casting in Bronze and Aluminum; Design for Composite materials

Interests: Bicycle Design and Fabrication; Ducati Motorcycles; Design History; Travel; Japanese Culture

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