While interning for CoolGear International in 2013 I was given the opportunity to design several products that would ultimately make it to market, including a 12 oz. water bottle that would complement their “Arise” Auto-Sip product line, adapted for a juvenile user.  

Through this experience I got my first opportunity to take a sketch, build it in CAD, prototype it, refine it, prepare it for manufacture and then, a year later, see the physical product of my design on the shelves.