About Me

Multifaceted Artist and Designer

I’ve been fascinated by the intersection art, culture, and technology since I first had access to a computer at the age of 9. In 2008 after exploring the creative process and art for arts sake I shifted gears and moved to China. There aren’t many places in the world more conducive to making things. I shifted my focus to developing consumer products for overseas companies. The experiences I’ve had living and working in China have motivated me to focus on educating designers and entrepreneurs on sustainable design and the benefits of socially conscious enterprise.

Skills for Hire

  • Project Management
    • Team Development
    • Project Roadmapping
  • Product Development
    • Sketching
    • CAD Concepting
    • CMF Development (Color/Material/Finish)
    • Product Rendering
    • Fabrication & Prototyping
    • Design for Manufacture
    • Branding
  • Graphic Design
    • Logo
    • Website
    • Print
  • Research & Consulting
    • Product Viability
    • Market Research
    • Usability Research

History

  • 1997

    The Beginnings

    In ’97 I wrote my first computer program in BASIC (a chatbot simulated AI). I was living in Hong Kong when it was returned to China after 100 years of British imperial rule.

  • 2001

    The Developmental Years

    From 2001 onwards I began to practice art much more seriously. I explored ceramics, photography, digital media, sketching, and animation.

  • 2007

    Los Angeles & Satellite Group

    In 2007 I received my degree from Otis College of Art & Design. I also started Satellite Group art and design collective, we produced original artwork, publications, and music.

  • 2008

    Free MFA & Matt Johnson Inc.

    In 2008 I developed Free MFA with artist Hugo Hopping. I also began working with artist Matt Johnson to develop his digital studio and produce CAD sculpture’s of his concepts.

  • 2009

    Creative Forces International – Shanghai, China

    In 2009 I co-founded Creative Forces International and began my entrepreneurial journey. I broadened my experience to include sourcing, quality control and product development. I learned the fundamentals of production and distribution on a global scale.

  • 2010

    Orogen & Goliath Pro

    In late 2010 I took my experience and learning to the next level by taking a product from napkin sketch to global fulfillment entirely on my own. I formed Orogen LLC to sell the Goliath Pro line of rugged tablet accessories. I developed the main product (Adamant Armor) in an entirely open manner online with the end users. I used Amazon fulfillment (US and UK) to distribute internationally and personally fielded all customer service emails.

  • 2011

    Zelda is born

    My daughter was born this year in the mountains of Colorado, my family and I spend the following years working and travelling between the US, SE Asia, and China.

  • 2013

    Strategic Partnerships & aaaiiirrr.org

    I began seeking out partners to provide my clients a more complete service offering, and to allow me to focus more exclusively on product design and development. I also co-founded aaaiiirrr.org with Berni War and Brad Jester. Aaaiiirrr.org is an open source hardware group collaborating to develop affordable indoor air purifiers to combat the terrible air pollution in China.

  • 2014

    ZG, Open Hardware, D.O.O.D.

    Orogen and ZG Sourcing partner to offer end to end development and production services. Open source indoor air purifiers are being finalized for commercial launch. Getting back into interactive installation design with Dorian Orange/Obscura Digital.