Experienced product designer providing design services in the following areas: PRODUCT DESIGN - consumer electronics, furniture, footwear, soft goods, home products, medical equipment TRANSPORTATION DESIGN - automotive (exterior and interior), boats, yachts, bicycles, motorcycles, components (rims, tires, other).

Work Samples

  • Automotive | Exterior

  • Automotive | Mitsubishi

  • Automotive | Interior

Work History

  • Design & Project Manager

    • The Sofa & Chair Co Ltd
    • Feb 2011 - Present (3 years 9 months)

    • Organising and prioritising the daily work schedule of the designers
    • Developing and implementing systems and procedures to improve the efficiency of the department
    • Liaising with the production and sales departments to significantly improve the quality control measures within the CAD department
    • Managing the CAD database and ensuring all files are up-to-date and in accordance with the company’s standards
    • 3D CAD modelling in SolidWorks of upholstered furniture frames and preparing technical drawings
    • Sourcing parts from external vendors and suppliers
    • Recruiting and training product and graphic designers

  • Product Designer

    • Boyan Design
    • Aug 2008 - Present (6 years 3 months)

    Working as a contract and freelance designer for various companies.

    • Booz Allen Hamilton (www.boozallen.com) - consulting furniture manufacturers on new product lines
    • Samsung Design Europe - Developed a series of flip phone concepts targeting the female user
    (ideations, 3D CAD models, color/materials/finishes, SLA prototypes)
    • Boneli (www.boneli.com) - Developing new sofa collection and sourcing production
    • Start-up companies - designing consumer products and creating brand identities

  • Industrial Designer

    • Insight Product Development
    • Jul 2006 - Jul 2008 (2 years)

    • Designed consumer products, medical devices, and soft goods (walkie talkie, tablet pc, baby stroller, nail gun, protection gloves, eyewear, electrode patches, pen digitizer, etc.)
    • Managed individual and team projects
    • Analyzed competitors and complimentary products
    • Conducted evaluative user research
    • Worked with engineers to ensure products' manufacturability

  • Contract Shoe Designer

    • ASSA Shoes
    • Jul 2007 - Dec 2007 (5 months)

    • Developed shoe concepts and prepared them for production (from initial sketches to making the patterns by hand and overseeing the manufacturing process)
    • Selected colors, material, and patterns

  • Industrial Designer

    • La-Z-Boy
    • Jul 2005 - Jan 2006 (6 months)

    • Designed three remote controls for power recliners
    • Managed all aspects of the project – developed concepts, mock-ups, CAD-models, and final prototypes: communicated with engineers, suppliers, and manufacturers

  • Design Intern

    • Converse
    • Jun 2005 - Jun 2005

    • Brainstormed and sketched innovative concepts

  • Graphic designer and prepress developer

    • GRADINA Magazine
    • May 2003 - Jul 2003 (2 months)

    • Developed the graphic design of the magazine and numerous advertisements

  • Graphic Designer

    • Code Assistance
    • Mar 2003 - May 2003 (2 months)

    • Created graphic layouts for interactive web-based bingo and other games

Education

  • College for Creative Studies

    • BFA Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2006

Specialties

Awards

1st Place - Umbra U+ Competition Best Futuristic Design - International Furniture Competition 2nd Place - Nitto Tire Contest

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