Expert in Product Design, Development, and Manufacturing
Expert ID: 735236 Utah, USA
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.
|Year: 2008||Degree: Bachelors Degree||Subject: Industrial Design||Institution: Brigham Young University|
|Year: 2007||Degree: Associates Degree||Subject: Business||Institution: LDS Business College|
|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.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert was an Product Design expert Witness in a confidential patent case in early 2018.|