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Expert in Product Design, Development, and Manufacturing

Expert ID: 735236 Utah, USA

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Expert has 13 years of Product Design experience designing products for brands such as Nike, Rubbermaid, JanSport, Coleman, Rawlings and many more designing hundreds of products throughout his career. He has designed products in various markets including Outdoor, Medical, Housewares, and others. He is an expert stylist and concept artist having taught drawing and rendering courses among other design courses at the University of Utah for 5 years. He has been invited to lecture on Design at various Universities including Xavier University in Ohio, John's Hopkins and MICA in Maryland, The Utah State University, and The University of Utah. He has also been invited as an expert at the Impact Hub in Salt Lake City training various professionals on Design practices and skills and has worked as an expert witness on a major patent case.

With over 13 years experience Expert has designed and developed hundreds of products. He has not only worked on the front end concept design but has also become an expert and technical design such as 3D modeling, mechanical design, and technical specification documentation. Expert came into Product Design from a maker background and is also is well trained in physical prototyping processes and practices. Expert has spent years working directly with production and manufacturing throughout the design process both remotely and traveling internationally in Asia working directly with factories in Vietnam and all over China.

Expert has spent his 13 professional years applying Design and Market Research to his design process. He also has spent over 5 years as a Professor teaching Design and Design Research at the University of Utah. Expert has also facilitated multiple "Design Thinking" events at the Impact Hub in Salt Lake City a local Business Incubator.

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2008 Degree: Bachelors Degree Subject: Industrial Design Institution: Brigham Young University
Year: 2007 Degree: Associates Degree Subject: Business Institution: LDS Business College

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2015 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Owner of a private Industrial Design and Product Development Consultancy designing and developing consumer products in various markets from medical to housewares to outdoor products. Services provided are Design and Market Research, Concept Ideation and Refinement, Design for Manufacture, Prototyping, Engineering, Manufacturing Specifications and Documentation, Production and Manufacturing Sourcing and Management, Expert Legal Witness. As a private consultant I have worked with such brands as Rubbermaid, JanSport, Coleman, Eagle Creek and many others.
Years: 2017 to 2017 Employer: The University of Utah Title: Research Associate Department: College of Architecture and Planning Responsibilities: In association with the University of Utah Health and College of Architecture and Planning I assisted in the research and development of an in-home medical equipment storage system for long term in-home patients. I helped develop functional and aesthetic solutions.
Years: 2014 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Faculty Department: Multi-Disciplinary Design Responsibilities: As part of the original MDD faculty I have taught and helped develop course content for various courses in the department. Courses Taught: Outdoor Product Design Studio, Manufacturing and Materials for Design, Design Rapid Visualization. I also assist in student professional development and mentor-ship.
Years: 2013 to 2015 Employer: Signature Products Group Title: Design and Marketing Manager Department: Design Responsibilities: As the Design and Marketing Manager I was responsible for creating and managing marketing strategies for the company including trade show marketing, print advertising and collateral, and packaging design and development. I also was heavily involved in new product design and development projects for outdoor brand clients such as Browning, Real Tree and Mossy Oak. This included various types of products such as soft goods like technical mountaineering packs to pet products and hand tools under various brands licensed by Signature Products Group. I was partially responsible for helping acquire a new product license to develop a line hunting bags and packs for the Browning company. I helped develop a line of over 20 bag and pack products in less than a years time.
Years: 2012 to 2013 Employer: STX Title: Senior Industrial Designer Department: Design Responsibilities: As Senior Designer I was responsible for designing and developing new sporting goods and products under the STX brand. I also designed and developed Nike Brand products for STX and official licensee. I worked on both soft ad hard-goods including lacrosse padding and lacrosse sticks and heads for high end collegiate and professional use.
Years: 2008 to 2012 Employer: The Coleman Company Title: Industrial Designer Department: Design Responsibilities: As Industrial Designer I was responsible for designing and developing various outdoor and camping products including but not limited to: Coolers, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Burning Appliances, Battery Lighting Products and many others. I designed and developed products for both domestic and foreign markets. I designed the now multi-million dollar hard box cooler line founds in stores all over the US and internationally as well.
Years: 2007 to 2008 Employer: Vortex Outdoors Title: Industrial Design and Marketing Department: Design and Marketing Responsibilities: With Vortex Outdoors I was responsible for designing and managing development for mainly packs and bags for the outdoor market specifically hunting and fly fishing markets. I also designed and fabricated trade booths and other marketing collateral such as product catalogs.
Years: 2006 to 2007 Employer: Rocketship Design Title: Industrial Designer Department: Design Responsibilities: Rocketship Design is an Industrial Design and Product Development Consulting Studio. As an Industrial Designer I was responsible to design products and consult with clients with various consumer product markets from outdoor product to housewares and even medical products as well.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert was an Product Design expert Witness in a confidential patent case in early 2018.

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