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Talented Industrial Design Manager who is highly motivated, creative, and versatile. Especially skilled in design management, brand building, mechanical design, overseas factory relationships and product marketing. Accomplished at incorporating the desires of the client with proven product success. Seeking a company that demands high-quality design to further business goals and professional image.
Employment: GeoGlobal Partners, West Palm Beach, FL- Director of Marketing and Design- Responsible the daily operations of an internal design studio, manage the marketing of our products from packaging, trade shows, websites and PR initiatives. Direct experience developing products for big box retail and working with Asia factories. - June.2007 to Dec.2012 HS Design Inc., Gladstone, NJ- Associate Designer- Was a senior member of this design consulting group. responsibilities included staff management, client liaison, program management and business related initiatives Lucent Technologies, Whippany, NJ- Design Manager – Managed the design of handheld products, optical and data networking equipment, and corporate exhibits, responsibilities included overseeing junior designers, business developments and project coordination’s. Silverton Marine Inc., Millville, NJ- Junior Designer- design and engineering of 28’ to 46’ motor yachts, tasks included the design of decks, interiors, helm layouts and mechanical arrangements Numerous years as a freelancer in a variety of different industries has supported my methodology of being a well rounded design. Coppia Glass Studio, Matawan, NJ- owner/artist Laporta Design Group. Matawan, NJ- owner/ designer Education: The University of the Arts; Philadelphia, PA- Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, Lucent Technologies’ Learning and Performance Center; Certificate training in the areas of Project Management and Technology Management Continued studies in hot and fused glass at UrbanGlass, NYC and UofA, Philadelphia- 2001 thru 2004 Guest lecture at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY; Industrial Design Department on the topics of “Professional Practice for freelance Industrial Design”, “Design Processes” and “Resume and Portfolio Preparation” - Feb.1999, Oct.1999, March 2000, April 2001, Oct.2002
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