Jono Sanders


Product Consultant - Freelance
Apr 2018 - present
San Diego, CA
- Developed concepts and built 3D models for consumer product companies.
- Maintain an understanding of consumer insights and market for consumer electronics


University of Pennsylvania
M.S.E. Integrated Product Design
Washington University in St Louis
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Oberlin College
B.A. in Engineering (Dual Degree Program)


Mechatronics Designer - Exyn Technologies
Jul 2017 - Mar 2018
Philadelphia, PA
- Planned and managed product requirements for the first autonomous drone for warehouses, construction sites and underground mines.
- Promoted the product vision internally to align technical, marketing, and business teams.
- Designed and prepared cosmetic prototypes, enclosure parts, and electronic assemblies.

Design Lead - Presta Pasta Maker
Jul 2015 - May 2017
Philadelphia, PA
- Presented new product ideas based on user interviews, market research, and financial analysis.
- Translated user focused design research into the product definition for a new consumer kitchen product.

Blossom Interactive, Philadelphia, PA
Hardware and Engineering Lead
Jan 2016 - Nov 2016
- Conceptualized and developed the kinetic sculpture to raise awareness about Hunger Action Month in Philadelphia with support from Penn Design's PennPraxis.
- Partnered with four local non-profits working on hunger and food access issues to raise social media awareness.

Self Employed, Portland, OR
Product Design
Jun 2014 - Jun 2015
- For a new bicycle traffic counter, analyzed the market, technology and competitive landscape to synthesize into overall product strategy and road map.
- Defined the road map for development of the physical product and negotiated manufacturing quotes with domestic and overseas vendors.

UTENSILE Product Development, Portland, OR
Mechanical Engineer
Apr 2013 - Jun 2014
- Led a cross-functional team of engineering, marketing and design from concept to functional prototypes.
- Directed the four-person design engineering team also in Mandarin to set up the assembly line in China and build first units for a wearable device.

Alloy Product Development, San Francisco, CA
Mechanical Engineer
Jun 2010 - Jun 2012
- Designed, 3D modeled and built consumer electronics for Fortune 500 companies.
- Managed a four person assembly team to build functional digital camera prototypes for in-field testing.


Design Thinking:
Competitive landscape & market analysis
Customer interviews & usability testing
Data analytics & visualization
User Focused Design
Feature selection and prioritization
Foreign Languages:
Mandarin - used in professional settings
Powerpoint / Keynote, Excel, Asana
Illustrator, Photoshop, Solidworks, Fusion360
Python, MongoDB, Microcontrollers, C, C++