In 1983, as a 16yr old cabinet maker's apprentice, I have Thomas Bennett of Millfied, Ohio to thank for sharing his hard earned knowledge of the craft.
Work with many others in a variety of production settings around the US plus 3yrs of study and 4yrs employment at CU Boulder's College of Arch. and Planning ultimately forged a uniquely skilled journeyman.
Since the "Great recession of 2008", I'm typically hired as a web developer, programmer and marketing consultant.
Sketch Up - 3D modeling for precision stick by stick virtual project builds that offer presentation and exploded view renderings.
Photoshop for image integration/enhancements/optimization, drawing layouts for 11x17 printing and or large format printing.
Adobe premiere pro video software for model walkthroughs and project presentations.
Website with private access for bid proposals, design review, project planning and sub-contractor support.
PDF or TIFF formatted imagery for electronic or print distribution.
Web applications for project management (see www.privatenotebook.com), cut billing, cost estimating, billing, change orders, etc.
Website with public access for client communications and community information.
Construction documents prepared as 11x17 drawing stacks organized by build component for distribution.
Process and Organization
Taxonony development to establish consistent and robust naming conventions.
Workflow analysis and optimization to improved efficiencies and reduce errors.
Phyllis Morris Originals
Design Engineer .:. 2006-08 West Hollywood, CA
3D models exploded to renderconstruction drawings supporting designs for exclusive clientelle by Jamie Adler, Diane Russel, Roy Sklarin and Amanda Borinstein.
Self Employed Contractor
Designer Builder .:. 1985-2008 OH, GA, MD, CO, CA
Custom cabinets, furniture, interior trim, kitchens, decks, bathrooms, framing, drywall, retail display display, catalyzed acrylic painting, prototyping and project management.
University of Colorado
Laboratory Coordinator II .:. 1997-2001 Boulder, CO
Program director and facilities manager of the College of Architecture and Planning's model maker's wood shop accessible to 700 students.
Bench Leadman .:. 1993-94 Gunbarrel, CO
Casework for Starbucks, Bodyshop, and Boston Market.
Machineman .:. 1992-93 La Fayette, CO
Parts and millwork production for "Hala Ranch" in Aspen, CO. The 56sq/ft home built for Prince Bandar bin Sultan was purchased for $49 million by John Paulson in 2012.
Lee's Custom Woodwork
Cabinetmaker Installer .:. 1991-92 Denver, CO
Casework for commercial tenant finish.
Plastic Laminator .:. 1988-88 Atlanta, GA
Interiors for Bank of America including structural framining, counter tops, and teller stations.
Two Sister's Musical Inst.
Production Lead .:. 1986-87 Athens, OH
Developed production process and custom fixtures in a team setting supporting rapid growth of nationally disctributed gift items.