Experienced designer with more than five years experience creating products for commercial events/exhibits & OOH(Out of Home) marketing initiatives & activations. Producing many high profile events for event & sports marketing including but not limited to Pepsi/Tostitos Superbowl Experience (2013), American Idol AT&T Fan Zone Experience(2009), Vans Warped Tour Drop Inn Zone (2008/2009), Final Four Bracket Town (2008, 2011-13), British Airways "Face of Opportunity"(2010), Everbank Field Fantasy Football Lounge (2011) and Nerf Dart Tag League World Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports (2011). As an industrial designer, Don has been involved in conceptualizing & design of products for commercial, architectural, & residential consumption including patent-pending & trademarked designs at Cooper Industries, Step Logic Inc.,Ergie Co. LLC, & An Epic Company/Aegis Media. Donald has also expanded his capabilities into social media design/consulting, assisting in the development of many social media channels for businesses to leverage their technical and experiential expertise for the purposes of self promotion and new business generation. Donald responds efficiently to new business & active project design requests with innovative, cost-conscious & functional designs. Initiates & develops proprietary prototypes & working solutions that position company as best-in-class in design for consumer/product goods & event/exhibit design. Drives company innovation & sales success by presenting ideas, new technologies and concept sketches during initial project briefs, RFP's, brainstorm sessions through to manufacture and production. Consistently and consciously growing capabilities in graphic design, CAD and CAID software, model & sculpture abilities & design management. Goals for the future are to increase knowledge of design management, expand capabilities into creative direction & interactive design implementation, & diversify portfolio.

Work Samples

  • LED TASK Work Light

Work History

  • Event & Industrial Designer

    • Team Epic
    • Apr 2011 - Present (3 years)

    Event and Experiential Designer: 3d Renderings/Illustrations, Industrial Design (product design, CAD/CAID, etc), Exhibit Design, Graphic Design (post prep for print, logo, etc), Social media strategy, and Innovation strategist

  • CEO and President

    • Social Mindz, Inc.
    • Jan 2010 - Feb 2012 (2 years 1 month)

    Social Mindz, Inc. is a design and consultant company for industrial and product design, exhibit/event design, social media strategy and design, and out of home design. We specialize in delivering unique experiential concepts for products and consumer engagement as well as best-in class social media management and consultation.

  • Graphic Project Manager

    • Laarhoven Design
    • Jan 2011 - Apr 2011 (3 months)

    • Responsible for direction, planning and coordination of all areas of prepress and related
    services through supplier
    • Color match according to PMS Pantone Coated all artwork requested by client
    • Managed and gave direction to graphic production staff on print assets and shipping logistics
    • Assisted in the graphic design of Laarhoven Design’s booth at Exhibitor 2011

  • Exhibit / Event / Industrial Designer

    • Mobile Media Enterprises
    • Apr 2008 - Nov 2009 (1 year 7 months)

    Assist in the design and development of experiential programs and mobile tours through the use of new product development, illustrations, 3D renderings, dimensional drawings, and event/site plan design for production, graphics, and marketing. Managed illustrator and virtual world contractors regarding illustrations, experiential layouts and environments for RFP's as well as new initiatives. Managed Mobile Media Enterprises social media initiative and growth on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.

  • Junior Industrial Designer

    • Cooper Lighting
    • Aug 2007 - Apr 2008 (8 months)

    Assist in the design and innovation of Cooper Industries high quality lighting fixtures and related products to worldwide commercial, industrial, residential and utility markets. Facilitating in the design process, problem solving, and new product development while offering a unique perspective to Cooper Industries design intent and objectives.

  • Respite Worker

    • Family & Children's Service
    • Jul 2006 - Jul 2007 (1 year)

    Oversee the basic tasks of daily living for recipients with a serious emotional disturbance and/or a developmental disability. Encouraging and facilitating problem solving techniques and positive decision making skills for consumers between the age of four and eighteen.

  • WMU Chapter IDSA President

    • IDSA
    • Aug 2006 - Apr 2007 (8 months)

    Represented Industrial Design Society of America's chapter at Western Michigan University. Responsible for managing the board of directors, organizing events including trips to IDSA regional conference in Cincinnati and company tours of IDEO and Herbst Lazar Bell (HLB) in Chicago, as well as planning an executing the industrial design student showcase in the fall of 2006. Planned and executed portfolio reviews by inviting distinguished alumni and professional industrial designers to critique, advise, and mentor industrial design students on how to better present and execute industrial design projects.

Education

  • Western Michigan University

    • Bachelors Industrial Design
    • 2003 - 2007
  • University of Miami

    • N/A Computer Science
    • 1999 - 2002
  • Fr. Gabriel Richard H.S.

    • 1996 - 1999

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA, IXDA

Awards

IDSA President WMU Branch 2006-2007 IDSA Sophomore class Representative IDSA member 2003-present

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