An experienced, educated and driven product design consultant. I seek to assist companies in outdoor product design such as biking, skiing, camping and boarding gear. I am also interested in any creative product design project. Willing to do an initial project pro-bono if you are interested.
College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN. 2012
MBA – Organizational Development Focus
Process Consultation, Crisis Management, Organizational Development, Statistics
College of Saint Scholastica, Duluth, MN. 2011
Masters of Management – Marketing Focus
Marketing, Consumer, SEO Optimization, International Business
Bemidji State University, Bemidji, MN. 2007
B.S. Business Administration – Marketing Focus
Lake Superior College, Duluth, MN. 2002
A.A.S. CAD Engineering
Anoka Technical College January 2013
Adjunct Mechanical Instructor
Instruct students in mechanical design courses. Piping and process, 3D design, AutoCAD, Tolerance designing, Jig and fixtures.
Vuk Designs and Consulting 2004 – Present
Various freelance Design and Marketing consultation projects.
American Marketing Association, Minneapolis, MN
Volunteer writing of copy and editing of promo email blasts, monthly blog postings and copywriting.
Parasia International LTD, Hong Kong, China
Industrial Design projects. New product design and development. Marketing consultation for products sold in a variety of stores from Target to Crate and Barrel. Gave recommendations on product placements and design, target markets and retailers. Consulted with client on new product design and implementation. Work via telecommuting with clients in Hong Kong to create strategic value and product development work focused towards market segment.
Urban Accessories, Tacoma, WA - ongoing projects
Designed technically correct and visually pleasing custom grating projects. Negotiate project details both for VukDesigns and Urban Accessories projects. Conducted organizational diagnosis for a small northern MN town, including data collection, analysis and feedback. Presented results and recommendations for management staff. Conducted Marketing strategy research and proposal for boosting winter economy in small northern Minnesota communities. Meeting planning and facilitation skills, effective communicator at multiple levels, able to construct trusting relationships and participation of group members.
AMEC International, Minneapolis, MN 2012 – Present
Mechanical Designer III
Managed drawing packages. Designed 3D mechanical layouts including HVAC, Fluid piping routing/design – PID’s, Flowsheets, Base maps, details. Used AutoCAD 2011 and PDMS programs. Presented final packages and made recommendations as to possible problems and interferences. Worked on projects for large industrial and government installations.
eXPRESS EMPLOYMENT/Krech & Ojard, Duluth, MN 2010 – 2011
Managed drawing packages. Designed 3D mechanical layouts for fluid piping routing/design – PID’s, Flowsheets, Base maps, details. Used AutoCAD Plant 2011 program. Presented final packages and made recommendations as to possible problems and interferences. Worked on projects for frac sand processing facilities
Barr Eng. Co., Hibbing, MN 2004 – 2010
Managed drawing sets, HVAC, Fluid piping routing/design – PID’s, Flowsheets, Base maps, details. AutoCAD 2006 thru 2010.
Wetland and Slope monitoring for environmental permitting and slope stability.
MSHA standards, Mine safety Training certified, First Aid certified
Photography used in promotional materials and company calendars.
Selected as onsite coordinator for Habitat for Humanity project in the Twin Cities. Managed a group of twenty employees during construction.
Assisted in layout and photography and design for technical manuals. Consulted with clients about possible future projects or expanding existing scopes of work.
Meeting planning and facilitation.