Hi, I'm Austin!

You know that feeling you get when you experience something new that elicits a powerful emotion or feeling? It could be taking a sip of coffee that brings you back to your favorite coffee shop, or seeing light speckle through the trees that reminds you of your grandmas garden. There is a mood to everyday life, no matter how mundane. I am inspired by these feelings; drawn towards embellishing rich experiences within design. As a passionate multidisciplinary designer, I love to mix mediums and explore the feelings that a design can evoke.

I have always been interested in exploring creative mediums. Growing up I loved to create "inventions" of old plastic cups and popsicle sticks or illustrate entire books made of folded copy paper stapled together. Later I explored things such as film photography, leaded glass, and watercolor painting. Now I am excited about designing objects, moods, and experiences.

Education

Western Washington University
Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Design
Minor in User Experience Design
Minor in Anthropology
September 2016 -
June 2021

Experience

Industrial Designer
Camp Design - Remote, contract
July 2021 - Present
Work closely with a team of designers to create fresh, new ideas and execute those ideas through CAD models and rendering. Criticism from clients to ensure the design follows their ideas. Work on progressing existing designs into more user-centered, thoughtful, and beautiful design solutions.
Graphic Designer
WWU - Bellingham, WA
July 2018 - June 2021
Working with a team of designers to produce graphic assets and content to clients on a daily basis. Tasked with layout/text treatments, icon design, illustration, branding, program/client visual development and consistent content management. File and asset management along with close attention to detail allows for daily creative thinking and problem solving.

Accolades

Core77 Design Award
Student Notable Interaction Award for "Ampersand"
2021
GRAY Award Winner
Student design category winner for "Lo"
2020
Student Employee of the Year
WWU nominated SEOY
2021
IDSA Club Graphic Designer
Western Washington University
2019 - 2020
Varsity swim team lettered
Stadium High School
2012-2016

Recognition

2021
2020
WWU Industrial Design Senior Show
WWU ID'21
2021
Western Today - GRAY Awards article
WWU Seniors Win the 2020 GRAY Design Awards for 'Lo'
2020

Skillset

Research & development
Concept development
CMF research
Sketching & Rendering
Digital illustration
Physical modeling & Prototyping
Soft goods
Keyshot
Solidworks
Rhino 3D
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Indesign
Adobe XD
Adobe Premiere Pro
Adobe After Effects
Adobe Animate
Adobe Lightroom
Photography
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* This list continues to grow

I'd love to hear from you!

Do you like my work? Let's get in contact so that we can design together!

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