As an Art Center graduate I have 12 + years experience a designer/modeler and over 5 years of professional design management experience as director of design/Senior Designer overseeing multiple VIP projects simultaneously. I’ve lead a design team from conceptual stage through production and sourced vendors for the production process. My leadership has been successful in a creative environment to expand the boundaries of design and production while staying inline with strict constraints of the projects parameters. I also have 2 years experience in class A Alias modeling with General Motors.

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Michael Haggard 4900 Sylvandale Dr. Austin TX 78745 Cell: 512-751-3747 Professional Profile ________________________________________________________________ Resourceful, dynamic and professional with a broad range of experience in a fast-paced production design environment focused on turn key solutions for clients in aviation, architectural and yacht design. Highly skilled in design and team management, planning and developing strategies and resource optimization for a team of individuals. Strong leader and motivator who excels in teaching, coaching and empowering employees, Demonstrated strengths in design management and efficiency improvements to optimize design team performance both in the design phase and on site of product development. Proven track record of success in creative and effective management of diverse personnel in multiple locations. Flexible, adaptable, results driven and committed to quality process throughout project and product development. Background Summary ________________________________________________________________ Operations Management Marketing Strategies & Programs Program Analysis and Evaluation Facilities Development Organizational Effectiveness Program Analysis/Planning Team efficiency Material and Textile Management Project Management Program Phase Management Multi-site Management VIP Client relations and B2B Strategic and Operations Planning Design Phase Management Personnel Management Technical Expertise include: Managed small digital design team, Created design scope for all Phases of design Project planning, gathered resources, data and procured appropriate vendors and suppliers. Others include Alias/Maya, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite, Painter and Studio Paint. Professional Accomplishments ________________________________________________________________ Led a team of designer’s, Modeler’s, and engineers, for three years. Established course of action for design projects and set goals appropriately for effective short and long – term goals. Designed multiple air craft, yacht and architectural interiors including custom Amenities: Including dinnerware, amenities, furniture etc. Designed and fabricated color boards with photo real rendering presentations for the client and to communicate design proposals and build strategies. Improved office proficiency by implementing a digital bar-code system that data based a large library of books, materials, textiles and products and kept track of their availability and quantities. Key participant implemented technical data into a digital format for product specification and merged build information with the design rendering and cad drawings giving optimal information for the end user to build products. ________________________________________________________________ Employment History Digital Sculptor – Conceptual, Development for GM Tech Center Warren MI.  October 2010 – July 2012: Worked with Designers and engineering to develop 3D  – Bartech Client. Digital Sculptor – Conceptual, Development for GM Tech Center Warren MI. October 2010 – July 2012: Worked with Designers and engineering to develop 3D – Bartech Client. Interior and Exterior Design Modeling - Design sketches combined with critical engineering data to build and produce 3D math using Alias software. Duties included 3D digital modeling, preparing and publishing persistent digital vision models for design reviews, design analysis of existing product and scan models, reviewed engineering data for package integration of design. Design/Contractor – Multiple Clients – Design Management: Conceptual, Development and Execution February 2008 – Present: Contract design: Designing, Sketching, modeling and rendering including color/textile selections for tiling/rendering, purposes, using Alias/Maya and Photoshop. Projects include aircraft, yachts, architectural and furniture design. Design Manager/Designer: February 2008 – March 2009: Designed Airbus A320 interior and Represented a Saudi Arabian client to a 3rd party builder through which the design intent of a multi million dollar custom aircraft interior was executed. Mediated and coordinated design process including all design reviews, examined mock-ups, worked closely with venders to solve complex build issues and selected product and hardware prior to final execution to achieve desired design results. Design Director/Senior Industrial Designer – Studio RD – Managed small Design Team and was Lead Designer. June 1998 – February 2008: Mentored design team through numerous custom aircraft, yachts, residential, amenities and furniture projects, designed and developed custom presentations and presented to clients. Senior Designer – Black Design – Designed and modeled Large Yachts. January – June 1998 modeling, rendered and sourcing and coordinating with vendors. Industrial Designer/Transportation Design – Sea Ray Boats – Designing, Modeling/Rendering/Mock-ups. November 1996 – January 1998: Duties included designing runabout boats ranging form 17ft – 40ft. Created IP layouts, interior seating, upholstering and exterior graphics. Proposed and implemented new soft touch switch design and innovative dash wing design that sheltered the instrument panel for the sun. Collaborated with vendors and suppliers in designing new manufactured products and worked on-site at a production plant during pre-production in effort to solve build/design issues. Freelance Industrial Designer – Product/Automotive Stereo design– Drawing and Graphic Design. March 1990 – 1996. Enhanced design of numerous products including stereo face covers for Automotive aftermarket. Design projects for logo/graphic design and paintings. Education/Achievements/Awards Art Center College of Design – Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design – with emphasis. January 1986 – December 1989. Art Center Entrance Scholarship based on Portfolio. MTSU Murfreesboro, TN – September 1981 – May 1984. Design Certificate of Recognition: Ford Motor Co. – “Taurus/Sable” Second generation. Winner of Automotive Interior Project: Prince corp. – 4th scale interior design mock–up. Published in Car Styling Magazine November. 2002: Publication of work while at SRD. Software Experience: 3D modeling/Texturing/Rendering/Animation. 10+ years Alias Studio and Maya 3D modeling and rendering experience. Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photo Shop CS4 Painter and knowledge of Adobe Design Suite, MS Office suite and Auto CAD.


  • Art Center College of Design

    • bachelor of Science Industrial Design with Emphasis
    • 1986 - 1989

    Transportation Design



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Achievements /Awards: Art Center Scholarship: Entrance Portfolio Design Certificate of Recognition: Car Styling - Studio Rd Nov. 02: Ford Motor Co. -- “Taurus/Sable” Second generation. Automotive Interior Project: Prince corp. – winner 4th scale interior design mock-up