I offer design, product development, computer modeling and rendering, product animation, prototyping, and other product development services. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about what I can do for your firm.
I have 15 years of experience as an industrial designer in a wide variety of categories including housewares, consumer electronics, furniture, lighting, soft goods, jewelry and more. I have designed products that use metal, wood, injection molded plastic, injection molded elastomers, precious metals, cut and sew [goods made from fabric], etc.
Product development / Project management
Our relationship doesn’t have to end at the concept phase. The vast majority of my clients find my experience working with the factory through the product development and sampling phases to be invaluable for preserving both functional and aesthetic features of their products. I carefully track all development issues in a series of detailed reports that we use to communicate effectively with the factory through the product development phase.
Computer modeling / Rendering
I use the highest quality digital tools available both for 3D computer modeling and design as well as for computer visualization.
From 3D printed prototypes to photo ready working models, I’ve got you covered. My approach to prototyping is customized to the needs of your specific project. Multiple prototypes and samples during the concept and development phases are recommended for most projects to properly verify and refine the ergonomics, function, and aesthetics of your product. We can often rely on computer renderings to verify the majority of the design aesthetics while relying on 3D prints to show us the “feel” of the product in order to keep prototyping costs down.
I have a great deal of experience working and communicating directly with overseas engineers. In fact, the vast majority of the products that I have designed are manufactured overseas. For many projects I recommend that domestic engineering be considered. In my experience there is a great deal of value in having engineering input that is independent from the factory. Speed and ease of communication are other key benefits to this approach. My engineering partners are some of the most talented in the business and offer mechanical, manufacturing, electrical and other engineering services.
I am a firm believer in the importance of creating products that are comfortable and intuitive to use. In fact I taught ergonomics to engineering and design students at Lehigh University for a number of years. As part of my design process, both the users’ physical and mental interaction with your product will be carefully considered.
They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but it is also true that aesthetics are not completely subjective. “Making things look cool” is a core competency of mine. Throughout my career I have been called upon to design objects that feel “fresh” but are “warm” enough to be accepted by the American consumer. It’s a delicate balancing act, but the results can be exciting to consumers while also being inviting.