INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER, entrepreneur CHICAGO.
At Ignite, I worked as lead designer across all of Avex and Contigo’s product categories. This gave me the opportunity to make significant contributions to many products including water bottles, thermal travel mugs, cold beverage vessels, and assorted product accessories.
I created drawings to explore design concepts and communicate product concepts. I built SolidWorks models for rendering, prototyping, appearance models, and engineering hand-off. I created Product Specification documents used for part texturing and color.
Throughout my time at Ignite, I helped to re-imagine and design company-wide product spec format and system. I worked to craft and implement quantitative and qualitative research programs. Through collaborating with marketing, sourcing, and sales, I have created meaningful market ready products. I worked on many successful projects from concept through production including two Red Dot and two IF award-winners, seven design and utility patents, and five successful product launches.