Elie Man currently serves as product manager at Brain Lab, a footwear design consulting agency with offices in South Florida and China. As product manager, Elie develops footwear for major fashion brands such as DKNY, Kenneth Cole, True Religion, and Guess. Elie works in South Florida and China, and travels to clients on a regular basis.

Work Samples

  • Portfolio Teaser

  • Footwear

  • Travel Goods

Work History

Education Carnegie Mellon University, College of Fine Arts Bachelors of Fine Arts in Industrial Design, graduated December 2005 Saint Andrews High School, Preparatory School, graduated May 2001 Atenea Art School, Drawing Studies in Spain, Summer 2000 Sampere International School, Language Studies in Spain, Summer 2000 Experience Brain Lab, Product Design Manager, linebuilder mens and womens footwear, March 2009 - Present Group III International, Industrial Designer, Sales Manager February 2006 - February 2009 Manage product development in the US and overseas. Prepare client presentations for Target, Walmart, & many other national chains and office superstores. Product ideation, tooling, & packaging of soft & hard goods. Manage sales accounts including PD, pricing, and placement. Daedalus Excel Product Development, freelance client, fall 2005 Solidworks concepts, foam modeling, model fabrication Gautam Gandhi, freelance client, fall 2005 Cell Phone Concept, Sketching, Solidworks, Product Presentation Aerolamp, freelance client, summer 2005 Bill of Materials, Engineering project manager Reflex Design, part time work, summer 2005 tooling for parts, construction of ergonomic humans in solidworks, patent drawings Reflex Design, internship summer 2004 concept sketching, modeling, concept selected for development Brain Lab, internship summer 2003 learned technique of drawing shoes, observed communication between designers and manufacturer Cave Images, internship summer 2001 developed graphic skills in Illustrator and Photoshop, gained knowledge of client relations. Skills Management Initiative prioritizing product development to meet project deadlines, coordinating product development with Sales & Marketing departments. Working relationships with sales representatives, buyers, and product development managers. Fluent in Solidworks modeling, rendering, and animation, Adobe Suite, Microsoft Office Sketching, Sketch Modeling, Model Making, Marker Rendering, Prototyping, Photography Proficient in AutoCAD & 3D Studio Max, Quark Xpress Leadership Dale Carnegie, Professional Training Course IDSA, 2008 South Florida Chapter Chair IDSA, 2001-2007 member Thought at Work Design Conference, 2004 & 2005 Youth Court of Palm Beach County, Student Lawyer 1997-2001 Awards Provisional Patent with Alcoa, Inc., consumer electronics project Other Fluent in Hebrew, proficient in Spanish Interests: Furniture Design, Interior Design, Boating, Snowboarding, Skateboarding, Travel


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2008 - 2009 South Florida Chapter Chair IDSA ALCOA Provisional Patent Award