Wonder & Wander
Hey, and welcome to my site.
This is my space where I share some of my professional work, personal projects, and hobbies. Browse at your leisure and
get to know me a little bit.
I have huge respect for the craft within handmade things,
and look forward to a lifetime of learning that's ahead of me.
I'm also fascinated by all kinds of design, and enjoy connecting
the randomly scattered dots between our human experiences.
Material Performance Technician
09.2022 - Present
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
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
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.
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.
Aug 2015 - Jul 2016
Industrial Design Intern
Jan - May 2014
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.
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.
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)
Research & Synthesis
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