* CV


DESIGN EXPERIENCE

Hopson Kinetic, 2011-present, Owner
Design, manufacture, and market physically interactive objects such as toys and jewelry
Conceptualize and invent all products
Prototype products and manage manufacturing both domestically and abroad
Manage sales and distribution networks

Self Employed, 2010-present, Independent Design Consultant
Collaborate with brands, inventors, and entrepreneurs to bring new products to market
Design across numerous product categories including housewares, tools, jewelry, and toys
Manage product development from concept through manufacturing

LAB at Rockwell Group, New York, NY, 2010, Freelance Industrial Designer
Collaborated with an Interaction Design team to develop environments and products
Conceptualized new user experiences and narratives
Designed physical objects and interventions and prepared them for manufacture and installation

A. Aronson, New York, NY, 2006-2009, Head Designer
Designed kitchen gadgets and tools, tabletop items, and toys
Created concept artwork, technical drawings, and CAD files
Managed communications with manufacturers and distributors

Macy’s Mfg. Group, New York, NY, 2005-06, Designer
Designed housewares and tabletop products
Created CAD models of concepts
Managed prototyping process

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA, 2014-present, Professor
Kinetic Product Design
Development of Product Form
Human Factors

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, 2008-present, Assistant Professor
Kinetic Product Design
Transportation Design
3-Dimensional Design

New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ, 2007-2008, Visiting Instructor
3-Dimensional Design

SKILLS

Concept ideation, drawing, modeling, sculpting, CAD drafting, presentation, color and palette development, abstract formal analysis, spatial analysis, client relations, communication with manufacturers and distributors.
Other Skills: Ability to develop innovative aesthetic mechanical concepts
Languages: French (fluent) and German (conversational)
Software: Solidworks, Adobe Suite, Vellum, MS Office Suite

EDUCATION

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
Master’s of Industrial Design, 2006

Wesleyan University, Middletown CT
Bachelor of Arts, concentration in Fine Arts (Sculpture,) 2000

Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter NH
1996

AWARDS

I.D. Magazine 2007 Student Design Review
Finalist

PATENTS AND TRADEMARKS

Gear Ring
Patent number D639199, issued June 7, 2011

Interactive Educational Toy
Patent pending

Prismatoy
Trademark registration number 4,258,945, issued December 11, 2012

LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS

IDSA International Conference, August 2013
Choreography for Toasters: Designing Physical Movement in Products

California State University Long Beach, November 2012
Duncan Anderson Lecture Series

Umea Institute of Design, Umea, Sweden, September 2011
Visiting Designer Workshop for Product Design, Transportation Design, and Interaction Design

Umea Institute of Design, Umea, Sweden, September 2010
Visiting Designer Workshop for Product Design and Transportation Design

IDSA Northeast District Conference, April 2010

Umea Institute of Design, Umea, Sweden, January 2010
Visiting Designer Workshop for MA Product Design and MA Transportation Design

PRESS

core77.com, November 2011

boingboing.net, February 2010

wired.com, February 2010

designboom.com, May 2008

joshspear.com, May 2008

I.D. Magazine, September/October 2007

core77.com, August 2006

PUBLICATION

core77.com, March 2009
Kinetic Design and the Animation of Products