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i enjoy many things like fashion, traveling, my family and friends, being outside, creating beautiful things, art and industrial design. the most important thing, though, is being true and doing my best to benefit the world. i want to look and find real problems so that i can solve them in an elegant and functional way. i am going to do that by investigating how people interact with objects and how those objects impact their environment.
experience: essex manufacturing, new york, ny associate print and accessory designer august 2008 - present -responsible for the design development of backpacks, beach coolers & carts, handbags, pet products, rain umbrella handles, travel and cosmetic goods. -worked on nautica, nicole miller, weatherproof, jones new york, ellen tracy and caribbean joe brand products -design and develop prints, patterns, silhouettes, packaging & -create detailed technical packages for overseas vendors -daily communication with overseas office about sourcing new factories, materials and all product development phases -research markets, attend seminars and trade shows to determine seasonal trends in color, theme and fabrics -international travel to review new factories, source fabrics and materials and review samples on sight -organize sample & fabric library in the showroom and on-line -prepare presentations and attend sales meetings assistant designer august 2007 - august 2008 assisted design director in all stages of design development olc, philadelphia, pa graphic designer & receptionist january 2007 - august 2007 interacted with customers and created promotional pieces josh owen llc, philadelphia, pa internship june 2007 - july 2007 hand sketching, cad modeling & rendering, 3d computer modeling abilities: computer rendering illustration crochet hand weaving sewing print and pattern making model making: yellow & blue foam metal & wood working adobe illustrator adobe photoshop adobe indesign solidworks education: philadelphia university, philadelphia, pa bachelor of science, industrial design graduated: may 2007 cumulative gpa: 3.52 biomimicry guild, march 2006 one week international course collaboration between designers and biologists exploring biomimetic methodologies