Seasoned Mid-Level Designer with a commitment to uncovering opportunities that will champion and deliver creative oversight and innovative design solutions towards problem of form, usability, marketing, brand development and sales.
Senior Toy Designer 01/08 – Present Kid Galaxy Manchester, NH
Managing multiple toy projects, conceptualizing, rendering and technical drawings among primary responsibilities. Initiated a corporate need for video documentation, editing, action sequences for Trade show exhibits. Actively engaged in overall design direction, concept generation, project management, strategy and research. Initiated design direction for FORD licensed vehicles. Producing and frequently updating 2D drawings to support/ infuse design language of Ford platforms to KG chassis. Led overall design direction for Fisher-Price-licensed Steel Force vehicles.
Project Manager-Industrial Designer 10/06 – 8/07 Light Blocks Nashua, NH
Provided technical support to architectural and interior disciplines regarding custom-colored plastics. Reviewed project designs and engineering parameters. Individually depended on for sketches and revision drawings as well as, graphic layouts to sales team, production team and CEO.
Prototype Developer 9/04 – 4/05 Active Shock Inc. Manchester, NH
Trained to machine and fabricate aluminum and steel suspension components for military and racing applications. Assisted in fabricating a full-scale, assault boat cockpit, used in anthropometric data gathering and analysis prior to U.S. Navy field-testing.
Freelance Industrial Designer 5/04 – 8/04 Makers Manchester, NH
Collaborated on technical details for Mower concept in relation to product features, materials and functionality. Completed a number of contextual sketches and final, descriptive drawings of product for client.
Industrial Designer-3D Modeler 5/01 – 9/02 Robrady Design Sarasota, FL
Introduced Alias-solid modeling to studio. Created Alias wire-frames and vector data from Illustrator to ProE. Provided engineering team with 3D solutions through integrated system assemblies. Performed daily proactive studio management: archiving of images and digital design updates. Responsible for researching and gathering anthropometric data for award winning Polaris’ MSX watercraft.
Industrial Designer-3D Modeler 4/00 – 5/01 BlackHagen Design Orlando, FL
Managed multiple projects with varying schedule and directive deadlines. Generated sketches which depict size, shape, detail, and human factors for Zassi Medical, Medtronic and Jensen Electronics. Refined designs through AutoCAD. Created dynamic storyboards for clients, end-users and manufacturers. Assisted with design team to validate design objectives. Directed student interns with daily objectives and projects.
New Hampshire Institute of Art 4/05 – 11/06 Manchester, NH
Foundations 3D Design; Independent Study, Senior Transportation Project
B.A. Industrial Design
Center for Creative Studies College of Art and Design 6/99 Detroit, MI
Art Center College of Art and Design 6/93-9/93 Summer Transportation Program Pasadena, CA
Recipient of Ford and GM Scholarships. Awarded entrance into Center for Creative Studies Transportation Design Program