Hi! I'm Andrew.

At its best, design embodies the playful creation of "new knowledge" with other people- whether it be other designers, cross-disciplinary team members, or the end-user.

I have experience designing user-centric solutions in physical and digital spaces, with work experience in corporate and medical consulting environments helping me develop an understanding of the wide range of challenges associated with designing a product for market.

When not at work, you can find me getting my hands greasy on my latest bike build, or searching the Washington Trails Association website to plan for my next overnight backpacking adventure. 

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Experience

Acer North America

Seattle, Washington

Class lead for team project | January- March 2020

Class lead for a cooperative project with the executive leadership of Acer North America Marketing division. Responsibilities included managing relationship with the client through email and bi-weekly check- ins, drafting and negotiating project brief and deliverables, organizing internal project schedule and facilitating team organization. 

Wild Design GmbH

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Industrial/ Experience Design Internship | Summer 2019

Summer internship working on medical products for the European market in Eyecare and ICU equipment. Roles included research, ideation/ synthesis, identifying requirements based on regulatory product specifications, CAD modeling, user flows, designing graphical user interfaces. 

General Electric Appliances 

Louisville, Kentucky

Industrial Design Internship | June 2018- June 2019

Year- long Co-Op with GE Appliances Industrial Design. Work on products in cooking, refrigeration and consumer comfort. 

Led Industrial Design on a cross functional refrigeration team, winning an internal competition for a proposed New Product Introduction. 

Expertise

Technical Skills

2D: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Sketchbook, Powerpoint
3D: Solidworks, Rhinocerous 3D, Keyshot
4D: After Effects, Premier Pro, Keyshot Animation
Interaction Prototyping: Paper, Sketch App, Adobe XD, InVision

Ideation/ Sketching
Analog and Digital Rendering
Hand Modeling, 3D Rapid Prototyping 

Windows and Mac OSX

Interdisciplinary Teamwork

+ Lead product design on teams with Marketing, Engineering, Business Stakeholders

+ Leading design workshops with clients and interdisciplinary teams to ideate, align goals, and achieve stakeholder buy- in 

Research/ Synthesis Methods

Versed in Journey Mapping, Personas, Thought mapping, Storyboarding

Presentation

+ Build compelling presentation decks for stakeholder buy- in across a variety of stages of product development

+ Public Speaking, presenting concepts for internal design review, as well as to clients and executive stakeholders

Work with Fabrication and Manufacturing

+Create specifications for model- making and manufacturing- working independently with fabricators in the USA and abroad to deliver on design intent for projects at a variety of scales from small devices to a full scale kitchen appliance suite

Recognition

Core 77 Home & Living 

Wellness Kitchen, 2019

IDEA Finalist 

Wellness Kitchen, 2019

GE Appliances Employee Excellence

Award and pay bonus, 2019