About / CV

Carson Leh

I currently live in Austin, Texas and run my own a design and manufacturing company LEH SPLY&MFG. My primary focus is the design and development of custom and production scale high quality leather bicycle seats and cycling accessories. I also manufacture a wide range of leather goods for outside brands. I am currently looking for part time or freelance work with companies or individuals with the need for a reliable individual who can fill a wide range of design and media needs. 


Work Skills

Design & Arch

  • 2D and 3D digital rendering
  • RFP & RFQ Book & Presentation Design
  • Graphic and Print design including book printing
  • Advanced Wood & Metal Working
  • Leather Craft & Soft-goods Construction
  • Architectural Rendering & Concept art
  • Architectural Drafting/ Shop Drawings
  • Product design & manufacturing
  • Product concept sketching
  • Prototyping and model making
  • Small scale non-cnc mill and lathe work
  • Materials selection textiles & leather
  • Industrial sewing machine operations

Software Skills

Design Software

  • Adobe InDesign 5.5   6 years 
  • Adobe Photoshop 5.5  10 years
  • Adobe Illustrator 5.5  8 years
  • Apple Aperture 3   7 years
  • Apple Final Cut X   8 years
  • Sketch Up Pro 6    4 years 
  • Rhinocerous CAD
  • Catia CAD

Apple/General Software

  • Advanced knowledge of Apple OSX 10.6 
  • Adobe Acrobat X
  • DropBox Pro
  • Keynote (Powerpoint)
  • Pages (Word)
  • Apple Mail
  • Automator
  • Handbrake Pro

Marketing/Social Media/Web

  • SquareSpace Web Design
  • Google Analyitics
  • Google AdWords/ AdWords Express
  • Facebook Ad Campaign & profile Management 
  • Instagram/Pintrest/Tumblr/YouTube Management
  • FTP Experience

Sustainable Business & Design Strategy

  • nergy Audits
  • Waste stream reduction and recycling
  • Sustainable materials selection for products & buildings
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • LEED Assessment
  • Passive & active solar design
  • Alternative energy systems
  • Architectural food production
  • Sustainable transportation including advanced knowledge of Alternative energy propulsion systems & Bio fuels

Photography & Film

  • Advanced knowledge of Nikon & Canon DSLR systems & lenses
  • Experience with PC (perspective control) tilt-shift lenses
  • Videography using DSLR systems
  • Studio lighting 
  • Advanced photo retouching  
  • Specialties include: architecture, action sports, product, food, and nature

 

Education

Bachelor of Arts: Industrial Design & Sustainable Development

Western Washington University

Bellingham Washington

Graduated 2009

Work Experience

David Hertz Architects FAIA Studio of Environmental Architecture

2010- 2013

Digital Media Manager & Concept Designer

LEH SEATS Supply & Manufacturing

2011- Present

Proprietor & Lead Designer 

Bedrock Winery

2010 Harvest

Assistant Wine Maker 

& Photographer

Aldrich Farms Specialty Foods

2008-2011

Art Direction, Design & Photography.

James Henry River Journeys

2001-2012

River Guide

 

References

David Hertz FAIA

Architect

Dhertz@studioea.com

Morgan Twain-Peterson

Winemaker/ Proprietor Bedrock Wine Co

707.364.8763

Morgan@bedrockwineco.com

Jared E. Wright

rchitect NCARB David Hertz Architects

Jared@studioea.com

Lucas Goettsche

Architect NCARB

(310) 920-0959

lucas@lgdesignstudio.com