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Jerry D. Elmore
Industrial Design with a creative passion
Panama City, FL
Panama City, FL
With 5 years of design consulting experience, I have learned to seek positive change where necessary. My process of discovery through design research and applied knowledge using the latest tools in computer aided design have broadened my understanding on how change can increase profits from a desire to know more. My interests in renewable and sustainable technologies further develop a greater appreciation for the planet we live on as we seek better ways of living now for the future.
Jerry D. Elmore Panama City, FL CAREER / TECHNICAL SUMMARY: • Industrial designer with an understanding of related engineering, manufacturing and marketing activities • Proven success managing substantial budgets including trade show events and national advertising campaigns • Sketching abilities; proficient in numerous 2D and 3D software applications; creative graphic designer • Business professional; comfortable coordinating with sales representatives, marketing team and clients • Creative photographer / videographer capable of producing and editing multimedia • Flexibility to work independently and collaboratively; participation in non-co-located / international teams • Broad knowledge of clean technology, renewable resources, and sustainability • Veteran of the United States Navy EDUCATION: B.S. Industrial Design Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Blacksburg, VA COMPUTER SKILLS: • Proficiency with Rhino 3D modeling with Flamingo rendering package, SolidWorks and PhotoWorks rendering package, SketchUp, Flash, CorelDraw X5, Photoshop CS5, AutoCAD, Acrobat, Pinnacle Studio HD 14, Kiosk Pro iPad App • MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Explorer; VTiger CRM 5 WORK EXPERIENCE: JENSEN USA, Inc. Panama City, FL Marketing Coordinator / Sales Support Engineer, Mar 2008 – Nov 2012 • Collaborated with various departments within a multinational manufacturing corporation in the heavy-duty laundry industry to reach company goals in accordance with corporate standards, identity and methodology Management and administrative responsibilities, leadership roles: • Coordinated with executive management to strategically plan, schedule and maintain annual U.S. advertising budget of $44K. Includes formulating target audiences, projecting and controlling costs, researched varied media outlets, served as company contact for advertising representatives / collaborators and quality control • Managed events projects including full-scale trade shows with corporate budgets of over $1 million. On-site facilitation responsibilities at the 2011 Clean Show convention in Las Vegas, Nevada involved overseeing assembly / disassembly of 5600 sq. ft. booth, shipments of international and domestic freight valuing more than $1.8M from multiple global locations and organized over 100 staff members, volunteers and vendors • Coordinated with sales reps and VP of Sales to successfully manage the assembly and logistics of RFP bid proposals; recently acquired $14M bid as the largest ever for JENSEN USA Design-related capabilities utilized by the engineering, marketing and sales teams: • Generated AutoCAD cut sheets and facility layouts for sales purposes. Revised, updated, and generated product user manuals and informational packets of services for new customers • Created static and animated deliverables used in sales presentations and as training materials for multiple national and international sales team members. Graphic design projects include printed and online advertisements, large-scale signage, brochures, and invitations • Produced and edited sales videos to promote products to potential and current customers. As company photographer and videographer, provide stills / clips for engineering and sales discussions • Developed digital user-interface for interactive iPad kiosks used at event booths • Implemented sketching and design strengths for other tradeshow and event purposes to include booth features and fixtures, AutoCAD floor plan layouts, project management tools Design Communications, Ltd. Orlando, FL Design Engineer, Aug 2006 - Mar 2007 • Developed AutoCAD drawings for sign design and system layout; detailed architectural signage assembly • Nested parts in AutoCAD for computer numerically controlled operations; maximized parts production, resulting in material saving and reduced procedural / installation costs • Served as liaison between the sales, design, and production departments; maintained design integrity, minimized revisions and prepared presentations BlackHägen Design Orlando, FL & Dunedin, FL Industrial Designer, May 2001 - Jul 2004, Jan 2005 - Aug 2006 • Generated creative sketching for innovative concepts for medical, consumer, and military clients • Used AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Rhino to model and render designs; finalized designs submitted for client’s first article • Converted Pro-E files for use in SolidWorks; created usable 3D database for fit and finishing in SolidWorks; designed for manufacture / assembly of short-run and large volume parts • Maintained design control drawings through to manufacture • Fabricated foam models; used to communicate form and functionality of concepts • Established ergonomic and ethnographic studies; managed design research for all products to ensure greater usability • Conducted design research through user surveys, onsite evaluations, and benchmark analyses of existing products • Designed graphic presentations and layouts to convey design process • Received design patents for unique pedestal and desktop karaoke machine concepts for The Singing Machine United States Navy U.S.S. Nicholas FFG-47, Norfolk, VA Engineman, Jul 1992 - Aug 1996 • Engineman duties included the repair and maintenance of Compressed Air, Hydraulic, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, and Shipboard Diesel Generating Systems, maintained systems in a wartime state of readiness • Certified A/C & R Technician / Certified Surface Rescue Swimmer – special water rescue duty • Secret Security Clearance DESIGN AWARDS: • Honorable Mention, International Housewares Association (IHA) Student Design Competition (2000) • Selected for Regional Inform Magazine Student Design Competition (2001) • Honorable Mention, Design Resource Institute's International Design with Memory Competition (2002) • King of the Boards, Core77.com 1-Hour Design Challenge (2009) • Notable Mention, Design In The Wild – Theme: Play, Core77.com Photo Challenge (2012) • SportsCarHunter.com #Gumball3000 Top 50 Instagram picture (#46) (2012) VOLUNTEER: • Golf cart shuttle driver for morning services at Hiland Park Baptist Church
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University