Dragon Sword

This is a model that I made in Autodesk inventor in 2011.  It is a dragon-shaped sword inspired by the Eragon book series.  Below are several views of the model.


Experience – CASSCO Inc. (Mobile Mega Ramp Project)

I worked for CASSCO for about 8 years.  CASSCO was a construction company that specialized in the installation of warehouse material handling equipment.  This includes: pallet rack, shelving, mezzanines, wire guidance systems, modular buildings, conveyor systems, and freight elevators.

With CASSCO, I managed crews of up to 6 workers on job sites.  I was also the Lead Designer for the Mobile Mega Ramp Project  for Thrillbilly’s Rodeo and Stunt Festival.  The project was to make a portable ramp for BMX riders with the Thrillbilly Rodeo and Stunt Festival.

The Mega Ramp was made to perform the following functions:

  • Be at least 30 feet tall at assembled height
  • All major components must be able to fit onto a trailer in order to be hauled to events all over the western US
  • The trailer and everything on it must be within legal hauling dimensions
  • The ramp should include an intermediate height of about 15’ for amateur riders
  • The ramp must be assembled or dissembled on-site in various locations with only a few hours, a couple of men, and little to no tools.

Experience – Jorgenson Material Handling

I worked for a year as head of the CAD department of Jorgenson Material Handling.  Jorgenson specializes in the sale of lockers and warehouse shelving, and I was tasked with creating all of the drawings and support documents for their new locker line.  

My responsibilities included:

  • Making all elevation drawings, assembly instructions, and specification sheets for the Jorgenson Lockers website (about 200 documents).
  • Making layout drawings for customers to show proposed floor plans for the installation of their lockers, shelving, pallet rack, etc.
  • Making high quality rendered images of locker components for use in marketing materials.
  • Making drawings sheets to be sent to China for the manufacture and development of new products/components.
  • Performing back-end maintenance of company websites and product listings.

Experience – Art of Steel

Art of Steel is a small company that I started in 2015.  It is a sole-proprietorship registered in the state of Utah.

I make and sell artwork on sheet metal that I make using 2 different basic methods:

  1. Raster Method:  This is a process that I developed myself, and as far as I know, I am the only person in the world to use it.  I spray paint sheet metal with different layers of color and then use a laser engraver to burn an image into the paint.  In the “burnt” areas, most of the paint is vaporized, but some of the pigments are left behind, tinting the metal.  For more information, watch this video.
  2. Stenciled Method:  I design stencils in CorelDRAW and cut them from card-stock using a laser engraver.  The stencils are then used to spray paint the stenciled shapes onto sheet metal.  By layering multiple stencils, I am able to create a multi-color painting on the sheet metal.

In addition to making and selling paintings on sheet metal, I also make cork coaster sets, and design and manufacture wooden model kits.

At Art of Steel, in addition to the 1200+ online orders completed, I also do contracted work with the following companies/ entities.

  • Fiber Nation Laser and Fabrication – Salt Lake City, UT
  • Starlight Mountain Theater – Garden Valley, ID
  • Empress Theater – Magna, UT
  • Rundle Elementary School – Las Vegas, NV
  • ELITE Warehouse Supply – Draper, UT