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Independent Design Consultant
I believe design is a language and if you are able to make the user smile through the use of a product, you have successfully touched their most essential emotional and functional needs. A smile comes from exceeding the expectations of how a product performs or looks; these are the objects you pass through generations. I have been fortunate to work with some of the greatest companies and designers and learned the ingredients to meaningful design.
Onda Chess Set
- Pratt Institute
- Sep 2012 - Present (1 year 3 months)
Teach Computer Aided Design to both Undergraduate and Graduate students in Industrial Design. Class is focus in building strong habits for manufacturing, editing and form building using industry software Solid Works, Rhinoceros and Keyshot.
- Alvaro Uribe Design
- Aug 2008 - Present (5 years 4 months)
Alvaro Uribe Design,is a New York based multi-disciplinary design studio specializing in the fields of furniture, tabletop, consumer product, cosmetics and web design. The studio engages in multiple collaborations and partnerships create objects with poetry and innovation.
Clients include: Nambe, Nachtmann Riedel, Dansk, Manifiesto Vision,Nicole, Billes Products,Gemme.
Collaborations: Forge Collective, Far Found
- Pollen Design Inc
- Apr 2012 - Sep 2012 (5 months)
Developed housewares for the company’s private brand Prepara and Capital, for collections entering the market in 2013. Prepara’s brand focuses on kitchen gadgets for healthy eating, therefore the product development had a high emphasis on user interaction, intuitiveness of form, and ease of use. Developed design concepts from the sketch board to manufacturing.
- Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 (2 months)
Pensa is a strategic design consultancy that brings clients closer to their customers by understanding people, the products they use, and the context in which they use them. Worked closely with company’s engineering team on the development of new concepts for accessories and products for Motorola. Process included market research, concept ideation, model testing, generating computer-aided designs and testing concepts constantly to deliver relevant architectures.
- Raison Pure International
- Jul 2011 - Nov 2011 (4 months)
Raison Pure International creates unforgettable designs and experiences that range from Product Design, Gifting to Retail, Brand Experience to Toolkit Development, Strategy to Graphic and Structure Packaging Design. Worked extensively on customized POP environments for luxury brands like Johnny Walker and Dove. Work responsibilities required gaining speed in already developed products and finalizing them for production and client presentations. Other responsibilities included ideating, envisioning, and transmitting designs to client.
- Curve ID
- Jul 2011 - Aug 2011 (1 month)
Curve ID is an award winning consultancy that offers a complete service in industrial design, brand development and engineering. . At Curve ID, our designers not only create inspired concepts, but have the skills and technical ability to bring ideas into the world.
Industrial Design Intern
- Smart Design
- Jan 2011 - Jun 2011 (5 months)
Smart’s mission is to create informed and inspired designs for people and memorable brands for clients. The firm’s strategic approach integrates product and brand to ensure winning solutions. Assisted in the developing products based on consumer and market research. Meeting constantly with clients and understanding their constraints as well as their philosophy in order to generate solid and meaningful products. Communicating back and forward with engineers to provide valuable architectures for products that improve functionality, manufacturing and materials use. Clients included OXO and Pepsico.
- ECCO Design
- Aug 2010 - Dec 2010 (4 months)
Creative consultancy that helps companies understands how consumers experience products and then applies that knowledge through design to maximize marketing opportunities. Collaborating in the generation of concepts for kitchen appliances that will help envision the market and innovation opportunities for the client. Analyzed marketing research and user insights and apply quantitative data into the development of a product that could be put into production. Collaborated in projects for LG and SC Johnson.
Industrial Design Intern
- Studio Dror
- May 2010 - Aug 2010 (3 months)
NYU School of Continuing Education
- Business and Marketing Certificate Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- 2012 - 2014
- BA Industrial Design
- 2006 - 2010
- 2009 - 2009
Danish Institute of Study Abroad
- BA Furniture
- 2008 - 2008
Nachtmann Design Competition
Umbra Design Competition
Billes Products, Design Competition
Graham Field, Chair Competition
George Kovacs’, Lightning Competition 2008
Academic Excellence: Bolton Scholarship,
Graduation with Highest Honors