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Charles Wood | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Mar 16, 2015

Charles Wood

   United States
  |   Provo, UT

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Charles Wood is a manufacturing and product design consultant in Provo for designers, inventors and startups. Charles works as part of the And Salt Design Collective to help makers of all shapes and sizes materialize their ideas by bringing their products to market. Using digital and analog modeling techniques such as SolidWorks and 3D printing, Charles helps inventors and companies communicate their ideas and designs to potential investors, manufacturing partners, target customers and sales and marketing teams. Learn more and connect at...

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Portfolio

Selected works of Charles Wood including a hand-powered washing machine, the Shower...

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SolidWorks
Product Design
Adobe Creative Suite
Sketching
Project Management
Business Model Development
CNC Manufacturing
Spanish
PowerPoint
Statistics

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Charles Wood
Freelance Product Designer
2014 - Present
Charles works to bring products to market through SolidWorks CAD models, 3D printed parts and hand-fabricated prototypes. Contact him to talk about project ideas or give him a problem to solve.
Shower Rock LLC.
Design for Manufacturing Engineer and Co-Founder
2013 - Present
• Launched a successfully funded $9,400 Kickstarter campaign • Designed a lean manufacturing process using Visio • Redesigned tooling to increase product quality and consistency • Filed provisional...
Quark Enterprises
Manufacturing Engineer
2014 - 2014
• Initiated inventory management to reduce packaging time from 12 minutes to 4 minutes • Took and edited photos for website to capture $30,000 in product sales • Contained dust contamination to...
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Capstone Project Team Leader
2013 - 2014
•Led first engineering ethnographic expedition in company history that resulted in recognizing unmet customer needs • Managed experiments and prototyping for team of 6 • Presented results to...
Culinary Support Center
Lean Project Supervisor
2013 - 2013
•Improved the method of measuring lettuce yield by altering measurement locations • Interpreted data to find that the root cause of low yield was inconsistent employee training at the packaging...
Design Exploration Research Group
Market Research Assistant
2013 - 2013
•Found customers' needs by experimenting with ethnographic methods such as observation, focus groups and interviewing • Made a rain shelter that allowed women to cook outside in the rain • Worked...
Pipeline Engineering and Design
Design for Manufacturing Intern
2013 - 2013
•Created product concepts, modeled them in SolidWorks and ensured manufacturability which resulted in less rework • Consulted with domestic and overseas vendors to find the best production costs •...
Design Exploration Research Group
Design for Manufacturing Research Assistant
2012 - 2012
•Designed and implemented products for Peruvian people in poverty including kilns, modular irrigation pumps, and flat-pack carts • Relayed details on project status in Peru to researchers and...

Education

Brigham Young University
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
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