Seeking opportunities to apply my varied technical, design and artistic background to web projects.
Summary of Qualifications
Passionate about user interfaces. Experienced in many back-end technologies, but strong advocate for designing user experience first and foremost. An engineer who can design, a designer who can build.
Able to take on problems outside direct area of expertise and be successful. Easy-going, skillful communicator, quick learner. Adept at avoiding jargon and acronyms with those just approaching a new topic. Detail-oriented, fanatical about quality.
Cornell University, Master of Engineering, 3.86 GPA
Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 3.78 GPA
Responsible for design of power supply for a new color copier product, prototype electronics, design of copy-controlling functionality and mechanical interface for sensors and heater.
Created performance and regulatory specification and defined technical criteria to evaluate vendor qualifications, resulting in selection and implementation of a power supply used world-wide.
Redesigned analog circuit and edited reference specification for clarity, achieving proper execution of copy-controlling function on a color copier with no field failures and no customer complaints.
Redesigned paper sensor circuit, thus ensuring a smooth production ramp with no shutdowns for this sensor.
Electrical Engineer, Manufacturing
Responsible for main electronics boards for three printer and copier products, seeing to design quality, cost and reliability improvements, warranty performance and support issues; also responsible for production-line issues.
Improved functional test of electronics board at contract manufacturer through improvements to test software, eliminating 2 failure modes of the board at top-level factory.
Reprogrammed DOS end-of-line testing for copier product, which resulted in an assembly-time reduction of 2 minutes per unit.
Reduced high servo subsystem failure rate by over 90%.
Additional Skills, Experiences & Interests
Conversational Spanish. Some Italian, German and French.
Other Professional Experiences
Electronics teacher at Middlesex Community College.
Music director for Methodist church, chorus member of Boston Symphony Orchestra and La Jolla Symphony, piano teacher, theater administrator in New York. Television, theater and commercial actor in Los Angeles.