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Work Samples

  • Samples

  • Bestway Manufacturing Corp

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Work History

Experience The Carlson Group, Inc. Aug.11 - Jan.13 350 E 22nd Street Lombard, IL 60148 Design Engineer The Carlson Group is a globally-engaged retail marketing services company. We project your brand through store environments, fixture programs and POP displays. We work with a deep understanding of what motivates consumers and drives brand strategy. There is logic to all our designs — but there is also inspiration. That's how we help grow our clients' business one program at a time. Smart & beautiful. Design & execution. Service & results. That?s what we call - Impact made easy™. Chicago Display Marketing Corp. Feb. 10 - Aug.11 2021 West Street, River Grove IL Industrial Designer / Engineer & Prototype Coordinator * Interacted with sales and clients to gather information to develop a project specific concept and work toward fast paced deadlines from concept to mass production. * Studied products being displayed and develop multiple concepts that create a unique experience between the display and the consumer during the point of purchase. * Used an innovative design process to create viable concepts that have the ability to be manufactured and mass produced. * Presented concepts and prototypes to sales and clients, revise, finalize and move into production. * Produced assembly models and dimension drawings via SolidWorks to coordinate prototype and production orders. Furthermore, interacted with vendors to create a quality, cost-effective displays by using innovative materials and manufacturing techniques. * Received and reviewed first pieces of production to assure quality and acknowledge production orders are being manufactured to specs. Internship Bestway Inflatable & Material Corp. June 09 - Nov 09 No.365 Cao An Road Shanghai, China Industrial Design Intern * Performed market research to identify globally distributed design styles, trends and innovative concepts within the toy and inflatable market. * Interacted with consumers through product testing and focus groups to process design cues that are key to developing fun, innovative products. *Interacted with fellow interns through group brainstorming sessions, to compile information found through market research, product testing and focus groups. * Designed products for various markets including children and toddler toys, pool floats, furniture,watercraft and outdoor water toys. * Interacted with Sales and Engineering teams to validate a concept, revise and finalize for movement into prototyping and production. * Successfully learned how to design an inflatable for mold fabrication and mass production.Furthermore, I attained the knowledge of how to generate a viable inflatable concept revolving around various manufacturing and reinforcing techniques. Freelance Eastman Machine Jan. 10 - Present 779 Washington Street, Buffalo NY 14203 * Brand identity and product development Consolidated Foam, Inc Nov. 09 - Feb. 10 1558 Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove IL * Designed and developed decorative garden planters Xentris Wireless LLC May 08 - Jan. 09 1250A Greenbriar Drive, Addison IL 60101 * Designed and developed phone accessory concepts Profile * Proficient in Adobe software, Rhino, SolidWorks and Microsoft Office (PC and Mac ) * Ability to convey an idea or concept both visually and verbally * Extensive knowledge of materials and manufacturing techniques * Constantly improving and developing new skills * Resourceful in completing projects; ability to multi-task effectively * Ability to research and write effectively�

Education

  • University Of Illinois at Chicago

    • BID Industrail Design
    • 2005 - 2009

Specialties

Affiliations

Chicago Display Marketing Corp.

Awards

Top Design in Newell Rubbermaid's Sustainable Design Competition. Internship with Bestway International in Shanghai, China

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