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Industrial Designer / Social Entrepreneur
As an Industrial Designer and Social Entrepreneur, I want to use my design experience and problem solving skills to work with people, teams and organizations that are as passionate as I am about creating systems, products and technologies to help shape a better future for our society.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE /Design 2006 to Present - Concepto Studios Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL / Beijing, China – Principal, Co-Founder At Concepto I have been responsible for managing and overseeing all areas of the organization for over 10 years. From design development, office setup, team creation and management to marketing, budgeting, project timeline and client relations. 2010 to 2010 - Central Academy of Fine Arts - Beijing, China. - Professor of Industrial Design Responsible for teaching the product development process to a class of 40 students. 2006 - 2007 - Spine 3D Inc. - Miami, FL - Senior Production Designer I had the opportunity to manage and work alongside a team of very talented animators and artists in the creation of multiple projects that required storyboarding, camera setup, 3D modeling, texture mapping, rigging, animation, high end rendering and video production. 2006 - 2007 - Digital Media Arts College - Boca Raton, FL - Professor of Animation and Product Visualization. Responsible for teaching 3D animation and product visualization techniques to a class of 10 students 2000 - 2006 - Forward Industries Inc. - Pompano Beach, FL - Lead Designer Responsible for leading a team of four industrial designers and all projects involved to make sure deadlines were met and all projects exceeded the expectations of corporate managers and clients. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE /Social 2011 to Present - Concepto Foundation Inc. - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Director, Co-Founder I have been responsible for creating and managing all areas of the foundation. From branding and website development to 501c3 certification, marketing, social media, projects, strategy, fundraising and overall operations of the organization. 2013 to Present - International Democratic Network - Miami, FL - Director, Co-Founder Responsible for creating and managing multiple areas within the organization. From logo design, branding and website development to social media campaigns, community organizing, fundraising event planning and execution. 2012 to 2014 - Venevox Foundation Inc. - Miami, FL - Director, Co-Founder At Venevox I was responsible for creating and managing all areas of the foundation. From branding, website development and social media, to strategic planning, volunteer organization, fundraising events, budgeting, execution and overall operations of the organization. EDUCATION Class of 2006 - MFA in Product Visualization - Summa cum laude - Digital Media Arts College - Boca Raton, FL Class of 2000 - BFA in Industrial Design - Rhode Island School of Design - Providence, RI Class of 1996 - Post Graduate High School Degree - Choate Rosemary Hall School - Wallingford, CT Awards and Recognitions Panelist at “Plan País” 2015 and 2016 - University of Texas at Austin and University of Florida Panelist at “A World without Discrimination” 2015 - University of Miami Red Dot Design Award 2014 - Design development of the Remington Hyper Flex Shaver Human Rights and Pro-Democracy Award 2013 - University of Miami Panelist at Innova 2011 and 2013 Design and Engineering Conference - Guadalajara, Mexico Gold Design Award 2010 - Midea Corporation Design Competition, Beijing, China Professor of the Year Award 2010 - Central Academy of Fine Arts - Beijing, China Speaker at the Annual Transportation Design Conference 2008 - Liuzhou, China Speaker at “Who Knows?” Design Conference 2006 - Querétaro, Mexico Best of Show 2006 - Digital Media Arts College Graduation Ceremony Skills and Accomplishments Language: Fluent in English and Spanish with basic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Software: DS SolidWorks, Autodesk 3DS Max and Maya. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, After Effects, and Premiere, PTC Pro-Engineer, Chaos Group V-ray, Luxion Keyshot, Corel Draw, Final Cut Pro. Microsoft Office. Other Skills: Public Speaking, Live TV and Radio Broadcasting, Event Planning, Crowd-funding, Social Media Marketing, UX Design, Social Design, Brand Development, Strategic Thinking, Planning, Conceptual Creativity and Problem Solving.
Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island School of Design, Digital Media Arts College