I am excited to solve challenging problems, especially when our clients can appreciate the simplicity of the solution. I’m particularly interested in designing gratifying product experiences, with an emphasis on consideration for the entire life cycle of the product (from lust to dust).
I’ve arrived at Design Concepts from a couple previous stints at design consultancies, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the projects undertaken during my journey. I’ve been fortunate to develop a wide variety of products, from one that safely allows patrons to saber bottles of champagne in a nightclub to an anesthesia cart destined for Sub-Saharan Africa. I’ve also designed a machine that inflates packaging pillows, foldable drones, surgical equipment, spa treatment carts … the list goes on. Prior to my career in consulting, I designed the Invisimount solar residential mounting system for SunPower and numerous products for two global leaders in the hospitality and crowd control industries.
I really enjoy discovering the apex moment of a project, when we visualize the solution and realize a simple, elegant solution is attainable. I also enjoy storytelling the journey, such that our clients can experience the voyage alongside and gain insight into our thought process.
When I’m not racing my kids’ slot cars, I like to escape our urban confines to backpack in the Sierras (sometimes with my drone). I ski, hike, mountain bike — generally, I will do anything that involves being out in the sun (or even the rain). And I crave to share my love for the outdoors with my two young boys, but often we end up stuck in the middle of a couch pillow fort or a massive pillow fight…
First memory of “design thinking”
I had numerous radio controls as a kid, and frequently my parents’ deck was the launchpad for wheeled vehicle aerial experiments (~20ft fall) to the hillside below. I recall modifying one car at age nine by lowering the suspension and removing the rear wing so it would cleanly clear the bottom of the railing for one such jump. Needless to say, many modifications became necessary as various components didn’t survive the “landings”.