dave sharps

Designer + Maker

Oakland, CA, USA


WORK EXPERIENCE

 

 

Next Thing Co

Maker 001/ Shop manager

-Hand made over 250 hackable digital cameras in 2 months
-Designed and built props and models for MakerFaire and other media outlets
-Managed our workshop which housed an industrial laser cutter and Haas CNC among an array of basic shop tools

Febuary 2015 - August 2016 Oakland, California, United States

 

MAKERBOT

RETAIL OPERATOR

-Operated the highest selling location in the country
-Educated public on various aspects of 3d printing
-Aided customers in determining which  printer fit their needs.
-Maintained display 3d printers.

June 2014 - January 2015 Palo Alto, California, United States


THE CRUCIBLE

BLACKSMITHING INTERN

-Utilized 3d printing to produce cast blacksmithing dies.
-Maintained and updated shop equipment.
-Prepared stock for blacksmithing classes.
-Designed and forged various pieces.

August 2014 - November 2014 Oakland, California, United States


INNOVATION FACTORY CHICAGO

Industrial designer

-Worked with clients through the design development process.
-Designed MSN News featured puzzle cube, patent pending. 
-Designed innovative commercial kitchenware storage solution, patent pending. 
-Conceptualized new eyeglass frame design with local entrepreneur to bring to market.

May 2013 - August 2013 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Specimen Products

Intern

-Interned directly under noted designer Ian Schneller
-Created iconic speakers seen in publications such as Wired.com and Chicago Reader.
-Mentored new employees in unique manufacturing processes used at specimen

June 2012 - August 2012 Chicago, Illinois, United States


Genter Fabrication

Assistant metal designer

-Interned directly under noted designer Chris Gentner
-Created high end furniture featured in Architectural Digest,Design Bureau.

May 2011 - August 2011 Chicago, Illinois, United States


EDUCATION

 

School Of The Art Institute Of Chicago (SAIC)

BFA

Chicago, Illinois, United States


SKILLS

 

Metalworking3D PrintingCNC MillingIllistratorLaser CuttingModelmakingPrototypingSolidworks,Woodworking