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Hi

Wonder & Wander

Hi, and welcome! Here, I share some of my professional work

and personal projects. 

I have a degree in industrial design, and a passion for craft. I'm fascinated the influence of physical material properties on the overall process of building and manufacturing. I'm also curious about the cognitive and emotional aspects of the user experience that is shaped by design. 

Experience

Patagonia

Material Performance Technician

09.2022 - 09.2023

Assisting in material development using lab equipment, recording data, and archiving physical samples. Collaborating with engineers, developers, and designers to ensure material quality clears protocol standards. Facilitating communications with external partners at mills, factories, and testing facilities.

Google - HH Global

Production Designer

01.2021 - 08.2022

Explored concepts for Google’s flagship stores’ customer experience journey from navigation, visual merchandising, and try-on demos. Crafted physical models of store fixtures, utilizing shop tools and mixed media incluidng foamcore, wood, 3D printing, laser cutting, large-format plotting, etc.

Google - Zenith Talent

Design Assistant

11.2018 - 11.2020

Co-managed a workshop whose capabilities focused around model-making and plotting marketing graphics. Assisted in a range of tasks including research, visualization, prototyping, presentation, and archiving. Adapted quickly to change while supporting multiple teams and individuals.

Cosmo SF

Design Prototyper

Jun - Nov 2018

Created low-volume prototypes specialized in soft fabrics formed over hard substrates (ie. sunglasses case, headphone case, phone case, smart watch bands). Experimented with forming different combinations of face fabric, interface, and back fabrics.

Focus PDM

Industrial Designer

Aug 2015 - Jul 2016

Collaborated with designers and engineers on various product designs ranging from toys, appliances, auto accessories, and electronics. Delivered research, mood boards, sketches, CAD models, and presentations.

PQ Bypass

Industrial Design Intern

Jan - May 2014

Researched and observed arterial bypass surgery for pain points in the specific use case of the existing handheld instrument. Ideated, refined, and mocked up concepts for an improved design for the stent graft delivery tool.

Education

San José State University - San José, California

B.S. Industrial Design / 2011 - 2015

 

Universidad Véritas - San José, Costa Rica

Diseño de Productos / Fall 2014 (Study Abroad Program)

Skills

Design Process

Research & Synthesis

Conceptual thinking

Ideation sketching

Physical prototyping

User testing

Tools

Laser cutter

3D printer

Sewing machine

Thermoforming

Leather working

Software

InDesign

Illustrator

Photoshop

Solidworks

Sketchup

Language

English: fluent

Japanese: conversational

Spanish: basic

Exhibition

Transhuman: From Prosthesis to Cyborg

Museum Ulm (Ulm, Germany) / Jul 11 - Dec 13, 2020

       Showcased prosthetic leg from a team student project during SJSU program

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