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Profile

  • 10 years of experience in designing automotive future products, autonomous vehicles, and mobility experiences.

  • 10 patents granted

Education

Carnegie Mellon University

BFA in Industrial Design 2009

Employment History

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.

Skills

  • 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