I have experience in industrial design and can help contribute to various parts of the design process. I currently work in market research and strategic innovation so I can provide guidance on methodologies on that front.
As for trench work, I can assist with sketching, illustration, or CAD. For sketching I used a hybrid approach of free-hand ink and Photoshop rendering with a Wacom tablet.
CorelDraw is my illustration package of choice.
For CAD, I use Solidworks and Photoview for rendering. Most of my CAD experience is in surfacing, so I can offer help there.
It would be great to have some help laser cutting until I get familiar with it. Also some help laying out some gears could be handy.