VIRA INSIGHT, LLC | COPPELL, TEXAS

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN ENGINEER | SALARIED | 03/2018 - PRESENT

  • Develop feasible designs, leading the charge for Value Added engineering, while maintaining client brand fidelity.

  • Minimize cost impacts through material and finish choice, manufacturing methods, assembly procedures, production locations, and logistics.

  • Lean manufacturing, in respect to material yield, machine time and man-hours of assembly

  • Maintain proper document revisions, ECMs, ECRs, and BOMs for engaging manufacturers, both foreign and domestic

  • Work with prototype engineers throughout prototype development to ensure first article quality


POINT INNOVATION, LLC   |   LEWISVILLE, TEXAS

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER   |   SALARIED | 09/2016 - 02/2018

  • Consult on all industrial and mechanical design projects in various capacities

  • Project Manager | Function as the point of contact for all active clients while managing resources and man-power through all aspects of the development process

  • Client Advocate | Work with clients to best understand their wants and desires, then use that insight to ensure the fidelity the final deliverable is maintained

  • Writing, revising, finalizing, and releasing statements of work (SOW) and quote documentation

  • Blue-sky development | brainstorming, sketching, model mockups

  • Class-A and mechanical CAD development | Solidworks and Rhino3D

  • Rendering | Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and KeyShot


REVIVAL SUPPLY, CO.   |   DALLAS, TEXAS

FURNITURE DESIGNER   |   INDEPENDANT CONTRACTOR | 05/2016 - 09/2016

  • Design and fabricate custom furniture pieces for commercial and residential clientele

  • Driving design language of the company included raw steel and reclaimed lumber, sourced from Louisiana, Texas, and surrounding states

  • Methods of fabrication included carpentry and MIG welding


FOSSIL GROUP   |   RICHARDSON, TEXAS

HARDWARE DESIGNER   |   SALARIED | 02/2016 - 04/2016

  • Design metallic hardware and other components for all Fossil Brand bags and accessories.

  • Assist and consult on the redevelopment of the hardware brand language strategy for the Summit line under the direction of the Men’s Leather Accessories division

  • Develop and curate technical specification documentation for quality control from design through manufacturing stage


KARMA AUTOMOTIVE |   COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER   |   HOURLY/FULL-TIME | 11/2014 - 09/2015

  • Develop concepts for aftermarket components for the re-release of the Karma hybrid automobile

  • Ideate and develop new lighting strategies for immediate and future integration into to the Karma platform

  • Track the release of interior engineering changes, in order to ensure correct documentation for accurate and up-to-date internal document referencing

  • Organize and curate the best practices library pertaining to Interior Engineering department

  • Support the Design Release Engineers with mock-up and prototype fabrication, as performing root

  • cause analysis


AVENUE OF THE ARTS HOTEL |   COSTA MESA, CALIFORNIA

GUEST RELATIONS MANAGER   |   HOURLY/FULL-TIME | 06/2011 - 11/2014

Former positions held:

  • Food and Beverage, Supervisor

  • Front Desk, Supervisor

  • Guest Services, Representative

  • Bellman/Shuttle Driver

 

EDUCATION

SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN |   SAVANNAH, GEORGIA

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN |   B.F.A.

GRADUATE, SPRING CLASS OF 2014