Instrumentation Design Studio. This studio was one of the first at General Motors to use computer-aided design. Although very basic and was done on Macintosh IIfx’s it was a big step and very useful for the detail work involved in instrument design. Eventually this 2D work flow opened the door to the 3D work flow now used in all the studios at General Motors.
Until the early nineties the under the hood vehicle area was not considered a priority except for exotic cars like the Ferrari but as consumers became more sophisticated this area became an important part of the purchase process.
At Dermcoach I created the Skin Smooth PRO Microdermabrasion system and am responsible for the design and manufacturing of the unit. Since this is a small startup company I also am responsible for all packaging print advertising and web development. The challenge in designing the Skin Smooth PRO Microdermabrasion was to create a product made in America better then the units imported from China at a price point that can compete in the market space. To accomplish this I used tool-less manufacturing to create the enclosure with available vacuum components configured in an efficient manner and designed for manufacturability.
Senior research project at The Art Center College of Design. In 1989 the portable computing power was not available to control the gyroscopic balancing properties required to allow a paraplegic patient to walk upright but the possibility of my vision becoming a reality was not impossible and is getting closer every year.