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Work Samples

  • ColinFrancis Design New Products

  • Designs for SA Baxter Architectural Hardware

  • Personal Concept and Modeling Projects

Work History

VIDEOS which incorporate a couple of my designs: http://www.3news.co.nz/Video/tabid/369/articleID/104878/cat/73/Default.aspx www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEOWTK1TAh4 PRODUCT CREATIVE DIRECTION Focused on developing brand-driven product concepts, based on collaborative input. Proven ability to design quality products and get them to market expeditiously. Expertise in architectural hardware and fixtures. DESIGN MANAGEMENT Team manager focused on fostering collaborative, task-based initiatives. A firm believer of technology-driven teams, and associated training to derive maximum value. Adept at determining client requirements, project scheduling, and manufacturing processes and planning. Outstanding presentation and communication skills, as evidenced through past and present experiences. 3D DIGITAL PRODUCT VISUALIZATION Exceptional 3D Solid and Surface Modeling Skills, utilizing SolidWorks software - a Certified SolidWorks Professional. A tremendous appetite for photorealistic rendering technologies. And a thorough knowledge of rapid prototyping techniques. The fusion of traditional sketching/rendering techniques, coupled with new visualization technologies offers tremendous value to the iterative development process. Experienced Wacom Cintiq 12WX user. Freelance 3D Product Design Consultant 2004 - Present Freelance Product Development Consultant, specializing in form development, 3D modeling, engineering for manufacture, and photorealistic rendering. Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY Assistant Professor - Product Design, 3D CAD 2005 - Present Software Training (SolidWorks 3D CAD Software) at both the Undergraduate and Graduate level. Basic and Advanced Courses provided. ColinFrancis Design/cuffmodern.com Principal/Senior Designer 2008 - Present New initiative to develop modern sustainable keepsakes for the home and body. SA Baxter Architectural Hardware, New York, NY Lead Product Designer October, 2005 - June, 2007 - Developed a number of luxury hardware products for company launch - 200 products - Oversaw Design Team and guided new product initiatives - Served in both Industrial Design and Mechanical Design roles - Created all catalogue product rendering images and product tear sheets - Developed custom luxury hardware products for client projects - Sourced vendors for partnership opportunities CADD Edge, Inc., New York, NY Technical Account Manager/Technical Staff Director/Application Engineer 2001 - 2005 - Fostered Teamwork in the management of a staff of 8 Application Engineers - Strengthened staff technical skills through reviews, workshops - Produced Technical Articles for CADD Edge Quarterly Company Newsletter - Provided Product Demonstrations to prospective clients and at Industry Tradeshows - Oversaw the planning and execution of presentations for CADD Edge User Conference - Provided Certified SolidWorks Training Courses at all levels - Provided consulting services for clients in product design, software training, and implementation capacities SolidWorks Corporation, Concord, MA Inside Sales Engineer & Technical Support Engineer 1997 - 2001 - Provided pre-sales telephone and email technical support for lead generation programs - Technical liaison for the Inside Sales Team - Managed and assisted in creating Online SolidWorks presentations - Provided web demonstrations to prospective customers, using App Sharing Technologies - Technical writer and contributor to Solid Solutions Magazine - Presented SolidWorks product demonstrations at various industry tradeshows - Provided telephone and email product support to customers and resellers - Performed extensive software testing - Provided Support 'Tech Tip' and 'FAQ' web creation and maintenance Cannondale Bicycles/ University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Mechanical Component Designer, Research Assistant 1995 - 1997 - Assisted in planning and design of all-terrain wheelchair frame and components using Pro/Engineer (3 prototypes produced) - Drafted and assisted in design of adjustable seat for wheelchairs using Pro/Engineer - Design, analyze, detail, and fabricate a one-way clutch mechanism for a bicycle freewheel in a team environment Certifications: Certified SolidWorks Professional Interests: Snowboarding, Skiing, Kart Racing, Vintage Sportscars, Handmade Product Development (laser-cut jewelry, leather accessories, tabletop items), Music performance, Music arranging

Education

University of Connecticut

Specialties

Affiliations

SolidWorks Manufacturing Network Partner

Awards

Certified SolidWorks Professional

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