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Director of Product Development/Industrial Design/Toy Design...
La Jolla, CA
La Jolla, CA
Race Cars, Lasers, aeroplanes..... Creative Director of Product Development with extensive experience, having lived and worked in the UK, Italy, USA and Hong Kong. Variety of skills from executive level strategic planning and creative management to hands on concept and product development. Experience across a wide range of product and entertainment industries including Automotive, Toys, Product, Medical, Shoe, Movies, Games/Apps as well as online Tutorial creation. Significant contributions at all levels of the design process from blank sheet to far east development and manufacturing of Product lines. Talent acquisition and resource management of global design teams, vendors, factories, inventor relations and contractors. Specialties Concept Design, Photoshop, Rhino, Alias, RP, Product Manufacturing and Development, Resource Acquisition and Management, Creative Leadership, Strategic planning
Employment History Full Time Employment 2012-present WowWee Toys (Global) Director of Product Development 2006- 2012 WowWee Toys (USA) Design Director WowWee Toys (Hong Kong) Design Director - 18 months based in HK office Wow Wee Toys (USA) Concept Designer 2003-2006 CU_ADAM Lab Full time Designer/Alias Modeler 2003 Fila Sportswear (based in Italy) Shoe Designer Self Employed / Contract Work 1996-present 2013 Digital Tutors - Rhino Audio Tutorials 2011 Frank Silas Films - Movie Gun prop design and fabrication 2010 Frank Silas Films - Robot design Concepts 2009 VIIG - Vehicle Concept Design 2009 Kepler Cars – Design consultant Alias/Concept design 2006 - 2007 GMD Contract Designer/Modeler various projects 2006 Indian OEM (India) Contract Designer 2006 Bunkspeed (USA) Contract Designer/Modeler 2005 Connaught Eng. Ltd Contract Interior Alias Modeler 2005 Microcab Ltd Alias / Rhino Modeler 2005 Geotechnical Autogyro Contract Designer 2005 Connaught GT Contract Designer / Alias Modeler 2005 Hoppa Beach Buggy Contract Cloud Data retrieval 2005 Arup Interior / Exterior (OEM) Contract Designer 2004 Arup Show Car Interior (OEM) Contract Designer 2004 Connaught Hybrid Sport Contract Alias Modeler 2004 Maclaren Baby Buggies Contract Designer 2004 Steam Car World Rec. Vehicle Contract Rhino Modeler 2004 Indian OEM (india) Rhino Contract Rhino Modeler 2002 - 2003 FBS Cars Contract Alias Modeler 2002 - 2002 Corus Automotive Contract Alias Modeler 2001 - 2002. Coventry University Contract Clay Modeler 1996 - 2000 Various graphics, posters, t shirt designs Training: Certified Solid works Training Hong Kong Alias 13 Training (Majenta UK) Alias training (Alias UK) Rhino training (Simply Rhino UK) Adobe Illustrator training (Symbiosis UK) training Sescoi work NC training ITP 3 axis milling Skills: Alias 13, Rhino 5.0, Photoshop CS6, Extensive Knowledge of the design process including manufacturing Mac, Windows and Office Proficient Auto Specific Concept and Package Design Extensive use of cloud data for Alias model production Manual modelling – clay and hard Experience working on full-scale vehicle programmes - interior and exterior Toys Specific Knowledge of design process from blank sheet concept to factory follow-up for individual toys and complete product lines. Executive level strategic planning and Creative Management, Resource sourcing, Team Management, product specification, factory follow up, BOM and budgeting. DOB 03/05/79 Full US and UK driving Licenses
Graduated with 'Best of Degree Show' design and media / publication accreditation
Graduated top of class with First class Honours