Helped found Theta Digital Corporation,
a US manufacturer of luxury consumer electronics. Created sales
literature for retailers and advertisements that ran in national magazines.
Was contact person for advertising contracts. Wrote/edited all important
written communications for the company. Co-created aesthetic design
the company's website. Communicated to online (forum) communites
as the company's spokesperson.
was Vice President in charge of communications.
for a patent in 2001 for a Personal Inventory
Management System, which was granted in 2005 (Patent # 6851611).
The device and web site associated with the system are in development,
and can be examined in detail at Groqit.com.
Helped found a company making high-performance CD players,
California Audio Labs. Created written material for the company.
Conducted photo-shoots as art director, did writing, layout and paste-up
of brochures and advertisements. As a writer, I translated engineers
descriptions of product design features into benefits for potential
Used Photoshop and Illustrator software to produce advertisements
for national magazines.
Helped start and run Absolute Audio, a retail store specializing in
high-performance home music playback systems. Worked on sales floor
and managed two stores. Wrote weekly classified ads, directed photo
shoots and created pictorial ads, designed store brochures.
Illustrated a book on Wilderness
Emergency Care, providing 30+ original line drawings and covers.
I am self-taught. I learn new skills as needed.
At the age of 14 I was hired to do portraits
in pastels for the summer. I am proficient with watercolors, oil paints,
and several other media, including three- dimensional ones. I enjoy
doing original design work of all kinds.
I do not require supervision to make sure I meet deadlines. Since 1995, I have
worked at home "telecommuting" rather
company facilities. This is my preferred work environment, except when in-person
would be beneficial.
am currently working with engineers and designers in China, and
programmers in the US to bring the Groqit project
to frution, without in-person meetings. This approach has proved
to be very
am presently learning 3D CAD skills to present my Industrial Designs
as fully as possible, to improve my ability to communicate (in
3D!) with overseas fabricators and to facilitate rapid prototyping.