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Bay Shore, NY
I look forward to working with a talented multidisciplinary group to solve problems creatively through research and design.
BRIGGS & RILEY TRAVELWARE
Product Designer | Hauppauge NY | June 2011 - April 2012
-Worked with Sales Team and Repairs Manager to obtain insights and requirements for product redesigns.
-Developed specifications and communicated with overseas team and vendors.
-Overhauled collection construction method reducing weight and maintaining lifetime warranty.
-Proposed and implemented a new method for side carry handle reducing weight, cost and repair issues.
-Visited Asian vendors to review samples and collaborate with overseas development team.
-Initiated and developed online research questionnaire, and visualized findings for review.
-Developed several concepts for collection aesthetic.
-Performed market research and trend analysis.
-Revised current products to reduce cost while maintaining aesthetic and function.
-Oversaw online information management tool between departments.
Product development coordinator | Hauppauge NY | February 2011- June 2011
-Updated all active specifications to include any modifications and reflect current production.
-Created and implemented a new standard specification format that maintained brand integrity, tracked changes in
production, and organized the collections.
-Utilized an online project management portal to track and manage valuable information between departments,
reducing redundant efforts and increasing department accountability.
-Created quick reference specification books for all current products.
-Managed, cataloged and organized collection materials and samples.
-Initiated a new procedure throughout development, procurement and manufacture departments which:
-Associated a specific specification number to each production version of a product.
-Opened communication and established accountability between each department.
-Enforced manufacturing to maintain pricing and production per spec associated with an order.
-Reduced the effort of repair and customer services by identifying when a problem has been addressed.
-Allowed the warehouse to easily identify versions of production and prevent mixed shipments.
Industrial Design Director / Marketing Coordinator | Brentwood NY | September 2009-February 2011
-Bridged the gap between isolated creative, business and production teams.
-Directed contractors and managed overseas manufacturers to develop products from design to production.
-Designed and managed the execution of US Nonwoven’s first proprietary packaging product.
-Established a new department within the company for sales + marketing support, sampling,
coordination and new product development.
-Organized and managed company presence at industry trade shows
-Designed, planned and negotiated new office spaces for company expansion.
Contract Industrial Designer | Ronkonkoma NY | June 2007- May 2009
-Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams and clients to bring products from concept to production.
-Utilized secondary research skills, field research, interviews and user observations to identify key insights.
-Translated insights into opportunities, concepts and recommendations for clients to improve their product.
-Processed research data and generated detailed reports for clients.
-Developed soft good strategy for Motorola to address user needs/values while expressing Motorola’s brand & legacy.
-Designed accessories for Motorola’s rugged enterprise class products.
-Delivered production-ready 3D geometry and manufacturing specifications.
-Collaborated with suppliers, vendors and manufacturers to create samples and final products.
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
BFA Industrial Design | Minor Spanish Language | Graduation 6/2006 | GPA 3.81
AS Graphic Design | Graduation 2004
Working Experience in:
Illustrator, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Acrobat, Alias Sketchbook Pro
Alias, ProEngineer,Solidworks, InDesign
Visual Communication Skills, Prototyping / Mock-ups Skills,
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Skills, Creative Problem Solving,
General knowledge of various manufacturing processes
Strong Written & Oral Communication Skills, Strong Presentation Skills
Excellent Interpersonal Skills, High Energy and Hard Working
Multidisciplinary Leadership, Initiative, Curious, Inquisitive
Strong Follow Through, Excellent Organization Skills
HONORS / AFFILIATIONS
RIT Merit and RIT Trustee scholarships | Morris Mulligan scholarship
Nathaniel Rochester Society | Golden Key Honor Society | IDSA
RIT Deans List (2004-06) | National Deans List
Design concept published to www.TUVIE.com | www.COOLNESSROUNDUP.com
Central Islip Civic Council Volunteer
Seasonal activities, Photography, Experiencing new cultures, places & foods, Snowboarding, Found object art,
People watching, Ceramics and Wood working....
Rochester Institute Of Technology