10 years of experience in designing automotive future products, autonomous vehicles, and mobility experiences.
10 patents granted
Carnegie Mellon University
BFA in Industrial Design 2009
10 years with Volkswagen Group of America - Electronics Research Laboratory: www.vwerl.com
Principal Product Designer - Volkswagen Group of America ERL
February 2017 - present
Design lead for the Interior & Exterior Concepts group, directing concept vehicle build-ups and other large projects, mentoring younger designers and project leads, budgeting and assigning designers and engineers to projects, presenting work to CEO and Board-level stakeholders, setting future strategy for our portfolio, working with legal, PR, or government affairs, and jumping in where needed to sketch, wireframe, CAD, story-craft, or build.
Established and maintain responsibility for our Mixed Reality Laboratory, a dedicated facility for room-scale VR and AR simulations for developing vehicle concepts.
Senior Staff Product Designer - Volkswagen Group of America ERL
2014 - February 2017
Led multiple design and engineering projects for the VW, Audi, Porsche, and Bentley brands resulting in many prototypes of vehicle interiors experiences, new interior elements, and UX proposals.
Took over responsibility for ERL Prototyping Shop, growing the facility and upgrading our resources to a cutting-edge 3D printer suite.
Senior Product Designer - Volkswagen Group of America ERL
2013 - 2014
Served as interim manager of UX & Mechatronics Team, managing a team of around 15 designers and engineers.
Led or contributed to dozens of hardware design and UX concepts for VW, Audi, Bentley, Porsche, Italdesign Giugiaro, Scania, & Ducati. Particular focus during this time in autonomous vehicle prototypes.
Industrial Designer [multiple levels] - Volkswagen Group of America ERL
2009 - 2013
Generated designs for climate unit hardware, concepts for the Audi MMI infotainment input device, showcar-quality concepts for interactive elements in the Volkswagen Phaeton.
Provided UI/UX design and graphic assets for multiple mobile applications and functions for VW and Audi infotainment systems.
Sketching and rendering
Storyboarding & UI wireframing
Adobe AI, PS, AE, PR, AN
Autodesk Sketchbook Pro
Solidworks & CATIA
3D printing & modelmaking
Design & engineering management
Project management & JIRA
Public speaking & storytelling