Skills

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Metalwork

I've been working with steel, bronze and aluminum for six years, and have experience with one-off pieces and production runs. I absolutely love working with metal. 
 

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Woodwork

I've got extensive experience with woodworking, both in terms of unique, one-off pieces or small runs  and in terms of large production runs of similar objects. I've worked at a variety of scales as well.  

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Prototyping

I can make prototypes at a variety of fidelities, ranging from rapidly produced, simple 3D sketches compiled from what I have laying around to highly finished concept pieces. 

 
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Sketching

I'm competent in sketching both in digital and analog forms. I do a lot of low-fidelity sketching at the start of a project to understand form, and sketching out exact dimensions can help me to think through a physical object. 

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Adobe Creative Suite

When it comes to CS I'm most experienced with Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. I particularly like combining CS with machines like the CNC or the laser cutter. 
 

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Computer Aided Design

Most of my expertise here is in Solidworks, but I've got a working knowledge of Rhino and I've also used Google Sketchup. 
In addition to CAD work I've also got a decent amount of experience with 3D Printing. 

 

Video and Photography work

I've found that many of my projects are enhanced greatly when their process is filmed as well as photographed. 

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Research and Human-Centred Design

In my experience in-depth user research is the element that turns a design that me and my team think is cool into something that many people besides us think is cool. It's one of my favorite parts of the process. 

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Teaching & learning

I find that sharing skills helps me to cement my own expertise while enhancing the community around me.
You can click here to see what I'm working on at the moment.