Daren Scot Wilson
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26,908 / 32,809
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Analog Electronics Design Blender C++ Programming CAD Design GIMP Inkscape Lighting Design Motion Graphics OpenFOAM Physics Python goptical modeling pspice texture

About

Lifelong electronics nerd, formal education in physics and TV production. Informal education in fine art, photography, music. Career mainly focused on 2D and 3D graphics, image processing, working with EEs, MEs, physicists, astronomers, medical doctors on devices, calibration, computer vision, R&D. Picked up Blender way back in BeOS days, got good at it. Now I use it, if not directly for work, for making illustrations or motion graphics for reports, user manuals, or advertising. Background in physics, electronics, expertise in simulations for electronics (ngspice etc) and optics (goptical), or others as needed.

Experience

  • Point Cloud Engineer DW Fritz ยท Jul 2018 – Dec 2018 5 mos Wilsonville, OR, USA Gather laser line scanner data and geometry data from encoders to generate 3D point clouds. Created software in (hidden) to process this data, display plots and 3D view for product development

Education

  • Specs Howard School of Media Arts Certificate, Radio/TV Production 1990 – 1990 Activities and Societies: Student newscast every Friday. Videographer, editor for school-made documentaries and advertisements that aired on local TV. Interned as Production Assistant and Assistant Director at the local PBS station. Practical hands-on training in radio and TV pre-production, production, post-production, business and marketing.
  • Indiana University PhD, Physics 1984 – 1987 Activities and Societies: Spend one year at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, working on beam position monitor electronics Passed PhD Qualifier exam "with flying colors" but left grad school for more practical, non-academic career in industry. More on why I left grad school on Quora: (hidden)
  • Oakland University BS, Physics 1978 – 1983 Activities and Societies: IEEE Student Member
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Languages

English Native or bilingual proficiency

Location

Eureka, MT, United States