Location: Houston, TX United States
Company: Igloo Products Corp.
Number of times previously entering contest: never
Favorite design and analysis tools: Good old fashioned sketching, immersive research, 3D modeling (Rhino/Solidworks), SLA and FDM 3D printing.
Hobbies and activities: Playing guitar, brewing beer, trying restaurants
Inspired by: I am 2013 graduate from University of Houston's Industrial Design program, where I specialized in user-centered design backed by research. This has led me to cultivate a great appreciation for the results of analytic planning, exploratory conceptualization, and innovative yet pragmatic execution. Aside from running a biomedical device company inspired by my senior thesis, I am currently a product designer at Igloo Products Corporation. My past includes a diverse array of design criteria as an employee of Elaine Turner Designs (women's apparel), Point Innovation (product design consultancy), and Southwest Museum Services (designing museums from concept to production). I truly love what I do and if it didn't pay the bills I would do it for fun. So outside of playing instruments, brewing beer, and trying crazy foods, design is how I spend my downtime as well.