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  • Gabriel Parker

    Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design

    Miami, FL

My ability lies in finding new ways of handling everyday objects by elegantly applying ergonomics; adding excitement, value and convenience into products,and creating unique and meaningful innovation. I have specially strong & versatile sketching skills in different subject matter,from hard line product ideation in a wide variety of product categories,to realistic animal & human life drawing,whimsical/cartoony character creation for logos,floral,seasonal,tabletop or toy applications.

Work Samples

  • Hand Held Products

  • Console table & matching collection

  • Biomorphic Container designs

Work History

  • Product & Graphic Design Consultant

    • ParkerDesign
    • Miami, FL
    • May 2014 - Present (3 years 6 months)

    Self-employed drafting patent drawings, designing brochures, business cards, labels and T-shirts. Also developed new lines for baby apparel currently sold online and designed hunting inspired graphics, and jewelry for Bradford Jewelry Exchange. Currently developing new design clients while pursuing exclusive marketing and licensing for self-conceived product ideas in cookware, serve ware, hair care, furniture, home electric appliances, drink ware and toys.

  • Industrial Designer

    • Marbles, LLC
    • Bonita Springs, FL
    • Jan 2014 - May 2014 (4 months)

    Designed office and organizational products for a small intellectual property and design firm. Completed patent drawings researched and developed internal concepts and assisted external clients with invention designs, specially with ergonomic applications in various fields of products such as brief cases, coolers, door handles, etc. Idea development and visualization through mock-ups, quick hand sketching and digital product illustration.

  • Product and Graphic Designer

    • Idea Design Studio
    • Miami, FL
    • Mar 2013 - Jan 2014 (10 months)

    Designed and developed products for inventors offering concept variations and providing customer service and guidance through daily communications. Served as a design consultant and guide through the patent process and 3-D stages for market or investor presentations.

  • Graphic & Product Design Consultant

    • ParkerDesign
    • Miami, FL
    • Oct 2008 - Mar 2013 (4 years 5 months)

    • Developed a client base for design services of printed materials such as logos, company brochures, business
    cards, as well as promotional illustrations, product design and illustrations for apparel, T-shirts, etc.
    • Created and proposed a new compression garment concept to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, for babies
    diagnosed with Spina Bifida in collaboration with their medical engineering department.
    • Obtained a provisional patent for an ergonomic drink ware concept and currently developing new design clients
    while pursuing exclusive marketing and licensing for self-conceived product ideas in cookware, serve ware, hair
    care, furniture, home electric appliances, drink ware and toys.
    • Conceived logos and promotional concepts introducing new products and services in the US and Latin America
    for various businesses and organizations.

  • Product Designer, Illustrator & Graphic Designer

    Distributing Inc., FL August '97- October '08 Increased company sales by creating and designing quantity and quality of unique ideas as a highly versatile in-house consultant for buyers in varied product categories, applying trend research. Assisted with graphics, format and presentation of the mail-order catalog, and developed new product themes, colors, artwork, specifica- tions, mock-ups and touch-ups. Communicated effectively with Orient manufacturers for accurate design intent and prototype refinement resulting in many self-driven items featured and successfully sold in the following areas : * Home furnishings * Housewares * Tabletop * Garden decor * Packaging Graphics * Toys * Gift ware * Luggage * Apparel Graphics * Stationery * Pet products

Education

  • The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

    • Bachelor of Science Design
    • 2008

Specialties

Affiliations

I.D.S.A. student member

Awards

•B.S. degree,Magna Cum Laude distinction,2008 •Scholarship award,Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale,2006 •Drinkware project selected for publication on Killed Ideas Vol.I & killedideas.com .

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