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User Interaction

  • Experience with multi-modal interactions (eye-tracking, gesture sensing, NLP, HUD)

  • Experience with 3d physics engines (UE4), familiar with HTC Vive

UX & Human Factors

  • Developing & documenting system workflow, task analysis, journey mapping, establishing usability metrics, testing criteria and protocols

  • Providing ergonomic & human factor criteria, conducting usability testing, analyzing user data 

Product Design

  • Concept generation, storyboarding, 2D, 3D visualization, providing branding, look & feel strategy

  • Design thinking, user research, facilitating brainstorms, driving design process


3D & Prototyping

  • Class-A surfacing, parametric modeling/part development and assembly for test fixtures, various hardware interface components, enclosures, custom built human factor models, light FEA


  • Consulting, OEM, design and R&D experience, production follow-up

  • Gathering various inputs and synthesizing complexity into an elegant, production-ready solution


Principal                                                                  Prototype SP                                                            Apr '17 - Present 

  • VR project adapted for Vive and additional trackers in networked environment

UX Architect/Lead Eng.                                           TCS Digital Reimagination                                        Jan '16 - Apr '17

  • Explored IoT, VR/AR, and ML applications for Applied Materials, Humana, ZFW, Nationwide, Bank of

      Austria and Vistara Airlines 

  • Initiated and prototyped VR experiments with web services for IoT and cloud ML APIs 

  • Initiated and organized weekly 'TCS Talks' filmed weekly in the auditorium

UX/ID/HFE/Product Lead                                          Lathrop Engineering, IFH, Solbit                              Dec '14 - Dec '15

  • Developed diagnostic instrument (Abbott, BBI, Freeslate, Quanterix)

  • Created 2D/3D proposals, engineering models, product requirements and task analysis docs

  • Developed concepts and 3D prototype of Solbit robot for children for 7 senses labs

  • Developed concepts for new IFH interactive fitness bike and cad models

  • Developed UI prototype for manipulating objects in VR, streaming video using openCV (AR), tested

      DK2 + leapmotion w Getnamo plugin


Adv. UX Eng./Creative Prototyping                         Mercedes Benz R&D                                                  Jul '13 - Dec '14

  • Developed storyboard and user interaction concepts for 'F015' autonomous car (CES 2015)

  • Facilitated brainstorms and user interaction discussions with larger Advanced UX Engineering & UX

      Design group

  • Collaborated with Leapmotion and Smarteye to optimize FOV/tracking performance on gesture and

      eye tracking sensors inside the car 

  • Developed, prototyped and tested new features for production platforms (C, E, S-class)

UX/ID/HFE Contractor                                               Misc Startups                                                           Sep '10 - Dec '12

  • Created 2D/3D concepts, packaging models for Lumisolair, Tempo Automation, and others

Project Lead/Sr. Engineer (UX/ID)                           Siemens Healthcare                                                 Mar ‘06 - Aug ‘10

  • Developed user workflows and hardware interface components of diagnostic instruments and automation

      systems, 80% on flagship system

  • Conducted human factors studies, improved hardware interfaces and workflows for various parts of

     instrument resulting in drastically reduced number of lab spill incidents on modified systems

  • Worked with multiple engineering teams, marketing, sales & support, and customers 

Freelance Product Designer                                    Misc Consulting Firms                                             Jul ‘05 - Mar ‘06

  • Developed 2D/3D for concepts Kodak and consumer electronics - GPS, mp3 players, usb drives

ID Adjunct Instructor, Sr. Class                               Wayne State University                                             Jan ‘05 - Jun ‘05

Automotive Industrial Designer                              Faurecia Interior Systems                                         May '03 - Oct '04

  • Developed design of interior seating & center console for Chrysler and Dodge vehicles

  • Developed all 2D/3D concepts, Class-A surfacing, plastic, foam & trim variations


Automotive Design Intern                                        AISI Hummer                                                           May ’00 - Oct ’00

  • Displayed at the North American International Auto Show '01, mentioned in Auto & Design​

EDUCATION & MISC                                                                                                                  

The Center for Creative Studies
Detroit, Michigan USA
Graduated: 2001
4 year degree: Bachelors in Industrial Design

Continuing Ed

  • Product Management for IoT – Stanford Continuing Ed.

  • Intro to Programming – Python (Udacity)

  • Human Computer Interaction – UC San Diego (Coursera)

  • Siemens NX Training (Mercedes Benz R&D)

  • Solidworks Certifications for Class A, Metal and Part creation (CadEdge, NJ)


Visa Status                                                                                                         

  • US & EU Citizen


  • Fluent in English and French

  • Familiarity with Korean 


  • P1 paraglider

  • Amateur Radio License (KD2CAN)

  • Ideo.org

  • Better Call Saul & Silicon Valley