Awarded Creative Designer.
Adept at contemporary design practices pertaining to Product Development.
Creating products that work well and are beautiful, from concept to completion- is my specialty.
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, Transportation Design Department
College For Creative Studies | Detroit, MI, USA
September 2014 - Present
2014 / 2020 (Current)
Teaching the craft of creatively artistic, fresh innovative design & development to a new generation of aspiring designers.
Primarily I teach my students how to draw well, technically and artistically to visualize their ideas and concepts. I help them organize their thoughts, and synthesize them into a plausible idea / proposal, that solves a problem and delights their More ...
DESIGN PROJECT MANAGER / CREATIVE DESIGNER
FCA US LLC | Auburn Hills, MI, USA
March 2008 - August 2019
200C Show Car Interior Design, (2009) A functioning curved touch screen with functioning UI IPAD & smartphone interface to control your vehicle, and organize your life, user interface.
RAM TRUCK MCA - USA Patent Rotary E Shift and Transfer Case Instrument Panel Module.
RAM TRUCK (2013) - Efficient packaging of the Instrument panel including; Repositioning components in the Instrument panel More ...
LEAD / SENIOR CREATIVE DESIGNER
General Motors | Warren, MI, USA
January 2000 - March 2008
While at General Motors, I worked on various strategy of the Brands freshening projects. I spent two and a half years at the Cadillac Brand Character Center, focusing on freshening this luxury brand, and making it more attractive to a younger more affluent customer. Specifically the interior design and materials strategy. This work culminated in a concept car, the Cadillac 16, Intended to More ...
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College for Creative Studies
Bachelors, Bachelor of Fine Arts (with a specialty in industrial design & graphic design) | Detroit, MI, USA
1983 - 1988
My first year was spent in the Advertising, and Graphic Arts Department. During this time, I had a 4.0 GPA, but was not happy in advertising. I switched departments, to the industrial design department, where the craft of DRAWING was prioritized. It was like a lightbulb went off in my head. I could actually see what I wanted to draw in my head, and I could spin it around to see it from different More ...
Leadership Creative Problem SolvingAdobe Photopshopproject managemetautonomous vehicleProduct StylingEducatorCurriculum DevelopmentBrand AmbassadorshipBrand EvolutionClient CenteredCollaborative InnovationDesignCADDimensional ModelingHand-drawingIntegrated Product DevelopmentModel DevelopmentProblem FramingTechnical DrawingCoach & MentorUSER CENTERED DESIGNInterdepartmental CollaborationNEW PRODUCT DESIGNinnovative thinkermobility designautodesk Alias 3D