Professional Painting Career
Since 2005 I have shown my artwork at these art festivals:
Pacific Fine Arts Festivals (Art Festivals Promoter): Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Saratoga, Mountain View, San Carlos, Walnut Creek, Oakland/Montclair Village, Tahoe City, Homewood, Truckee, Kings Beach, and Mammoth Lakes.
Misc. CA art festivals: La Jolla, Thousand Oaks, El Dorado Hills, Sacramento, Sonoma and Santa Rosa.
Professional Industrial Design Career
My 25-year career as an Industrial Designer required me to continue honing drawing and sketching skills since these were needed while developing new product designs and ideas. What is an Industrial Designer? Industrial Design is a Bachelors degreed profession that is best described as an “Architect” for products: designing products to look and function better through the use of form, materials, manufacturing techniques, color, graphics, ergonomics, and human factors.
Most people don’t realize that Industrial Design surrounds them at all times. Nearly every human-made object is “designed” to look and function a certain way. All appliances, automobiles (inside and out), lighting, furniture, toys, power tools, computers, medical equipment, etc., are touched by Industrial Design.
My Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design required a combination of many art classes augmented by studies in human factors and ergonomics, marketing, mechanical design, and the study of various materials and processes used to commercially produce products.
Prior to 1990, for new product designs, drawing and sketching were used for quick concept visualizations. For more detailed and formal presentations, felt markers, pastels, Prismacolor pencil, and other media were used to create photo-realistic renderings of products before they exist. After 1990 computer-aided design (CAD) and 3-D rendering software were also used.
Fourteen national and international Industrial Design awards from 1986 through 2001:
Five - “if” awards from Hannover Faire, Germany
Four - from ID Magazine, USA
Five - “G-Mark” awards from Japan including 1 “Best of Show” and 2 “Best of Category”
Product designs featured in over 20 international publications
2003-Present Artist and Teacher
1986-2003 Misc. Private Industrial Design Consulting
2001-2002 Hewlett-Packard, Inc.: Tandem Division
1997-2001 Compaq Computers, Inc.: Tandem Division
1982-1997 Tandem Computers, Inc. Cupertino, CA
1978-1982 Creative Design Center, Laguna Hills, CA – Industrial Design Consulting
Industrial Design experience includes: corporate product image strategies; product market research and strategies; ergonomic and human factors studies; lobby desks and interiors; trade show exhibits; baby products; surgery room equipment; industrial and medical lasers; home/personal medical equipment; computer products from laptop to mainframe computers; credit card and fingerprint scanners; instrumentation control panel design, layout and graphics; construction site equipment; and many other products.
1998 MBA/Technology Management
University of Phoenix
1978 BS Degree in Industrial Design
CA State University Long Beach