dave sharps

Designer + Maker

Oakland, CA, USA


WORK EXPERIENCE

 

AIRBNB Samara

Contract Prototyping Lab Manager

-Worked with closely engineering team to provide practical solutions for their fabrication challenges
-Installed, upgraded, maintained, and operated cnc router, mill, and lathe as well as all other basic wood and metal shop tools
-Sourced vendors for prototype production.

October 2017- December 2018 San Francisco, California, United States


FAThom

Production support associate

-Maintained and repaired industrial Polyjet 3d printers
-Managed 3d printing operations for various hardware companies in the bay area
-Created efficient workflows to decrease downtime on machines

December 2016- October 2017 Oakland, California, United States


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

 

Metalworking, 3D Printing, CNC Milling, Illistrator, Laser Cutting, Modelmaking, Prototyping, Solidworks,Woodworking