For the past two and a half years I was working at MegaBrands Toy Company in Montreal, Quebec. I have graduated from Carleton University, with a BID with high distinction. I am a well organized person with a skillful eye for up and coming design trends. As you may see from my portfolio, I have a strong background in using all Adobe Software, and several CAD programs. I am an excellent problem solver, team player and able to follow directions responsibly.
2007- 2009 | MEGA BRANDS Montreal, QC | Designer
As a Designer, in one of the largest toy companies in the world I have been involved in many different functions of design such as concept development, styling, 3D cad modeling, prototyping, graphic design and learned injection molding manufacturing methods.
2008 -2009 | Bymethod Design Inc, Vancouver, BC | Freelance Designer
Involved in conceptual development, styling and CAD modling with Bymethod on a Freelance basis.
2006 | Artisent Inc. Boston, Mass, USA | Internship
As an Industrial Design Intern at Artisent, a leading helmet and electronic equipment design consultancy. I was involved in many different functions of the design process such as concept development, 3D CAD modeling, prototyping, and learned many useful manufacturing processes.
2005-2006 | Carleton School of Industrial Design | Teachers Assistant
Teachers Assistant for Mass Production Technology
2002, 2003, 2005 | Dupont Canada |
- Operation of plastic extrusion machinery
- Honed understanding of polymer manufacturing processes
- Leadership counselor training and experience
- Tutor in Mathematics
- Managing small groups in Industrial Design field
Prototyping / Model making:
Skills and techniques in sculpting foam, wood, variety of metals, MDF board, and various plastics. Good understanding of CNC, rapid prototyping techniques (SLA, SLS, LOM, FDM).
Exploration through research, analysis, sketching, rendering, and model making. Excellent visualization skills, Good understanding of form and positive, negative space, Ability to design for product line extension or creation. Aware of ergonomics and human factors considerations, and safety issues. Determining visual layout of both a product and graphics.
Vast knowledge and experience with machine tools: Including metal and wood lathe, drill press, verity of sanders, router, band saw, table saw, roll bender, metal cutter, pipe bender, and a variety of both hand and power tools.
Skills in many software programs: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Digital photography, Solidworks, HTML, and Word processing applications
Product concept and design presentation on a variety of subjects. Question and Answer sessions. Explaining and informing a group of clients on subjects related to Industrial Design. Works well both alone and in design teams in the studio environment.
Mass Production Knowledge:
Understanding of mass, series, and prototyping production methods such as: Fabrication, injection molding, structural foam processes, plastics and metal extrusion, thermoforming, rotational and compression molding, sheet metal forming, casting techniques, ceramics, wood bending and joinery, CNC machining, various finishing techniques.
References and Major portfolio supplied upon request.