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Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
No catchy one-liners here ... I have a Master's Degree in INDUSTRIAL DESIGN and a Bachelor's Degree in MECHANICAL ENGINEERING ... Read on if you're still interested.
+ + + + + + + + + + THE DAY-TO-DAY OF I.D. + + + + + + + + + + Design isn't about pretty sketches. Design is collaborating and communicating to create the best deliverable possible based on the brand strategy, creative brief, and vendor capabilities. + + + + + + + + + + + + WORK EXPERIENCE + + + + + + + + + + + + ATELIERSAVANT /// Los Angeles, CA Chief Creative + Minister of Culture // 2012 - Present Lead strategy, design and product development for 3 new lifestyle brands launching in 2015. Product collections will include headphones, wireless speakers, earbuds, eyewear, bags, and furniture. LIFESTYLE DESIGN /// Santa Barbara, CA Senior Designer // 2011 - 2012 Casual lifestyle and military-grade eyewear design specialist for Bolle', Serengeti, & Revision Military. Digital sculpting expertise enlisted for 3D design and visualization of watches, headphones and snowboard bindings for The House of Marley, Klipsch and Flow Snowboards, respectively. NIKE VISION + MARCHON EYEWEAR, INC. /// New York City, NY Digital Product Creation Lead // 2007 - 2011 Responsible for strategic design brief development, 2d/3d concept generation and refinement, tool-ready 3d models and technical packages, color development documentation, project coordination with Asian vendors for sport performance and lifestyle eyeglasses and sunglasses. --- Self-taught in Rhino and production-level surface modeling for eyewear. --- Initiated the compilation of the Marchon Design Manual for new designers, refined Marchon's standardized prototype numbering system, partnered with the Operations department to streamline the Marchon's design process, served honorably as an invaluable informal member of the Marchon IT department PRODUCT VENTURES, LTD /// Fairfield, CT Industrial Designer // 2005 - 2007 Collaborated with vice presidents, directors managers, designers, engineers, marketers and researchers to generate ideas, organize information and develop design strategy, structural packaging and product concepts --- Corresponded directly with clients to establish project deadlines and represented the company during international meetings --- Responsible for technology research, sketching, rendering, graphic layout, digital presentations, paperboard prototypes, urethane foam and foamcore models, photo-real renderings and CAD modeling --- Developed concepts for food & beverage packaging, electronics, medical devices + packaging, office products, and retail environment experiences --- Participated in focus group and in-home qualitative consumer research in the US and Europe. --- Managed interns' creative development and modelmaking efforts during rapid innovation sessions. UNIV. OF CINCINNATI INDUSTRIAL DESIGN PROGRAM /// Cincinnati, OH Graduate Scholarship + Assistantship // 2003 - 2004 Developed, and implemented lesson plans for the entire Materials and Processes curriculum, which includes 3 courses for upperclassmen --- Integrated video materials and coordinated field investigations at two international companies to demonstrate practical applications of theoretical information PROCTER & GAMBLE - CPPD /// West Chester, OH Engineering Intern /// Summer 2002 Developed criteria to analyze optimal layout for electronic components --- Collaborated with an interdisciplinary team of to maintain brand equity --- Produced CAD models of aerosol containers from conceptual sketches for use in rapid prototyping processes and preliminary consumer evaluations 3M Company /// St. Paul, MN Engineering Intern // Summer 2001, 2000, 1999 Optimized designs for recloseable, single- and dual-sided fasteners and developed second-generation extrusion die profiles for insulation displacement connectors --- Designed and modeled an automated electrical terminal assembly machine and created 3D models and engineering drawings of manual crimping tools in CAD --- Developed CO2 web cleaning process experimental procedure including the optimization of CO2 web cleaning process parameters and design of a substrate positioning system + + + + + + + + + + + + + EDUCATION + + + + + + + + + + + + + University of Cincinnati /// Cincinnati, OH MFA Industrial Design, 2005 Florida A&M University /// Tallahassee, FL B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 2002 + + + + + + + + + + + PROFESSIONAL SKILLS + + + + + + + + + + + 3D | ZBrush, Toolbag, Rhino, 3dCoat, Alias, SolidWorks, Modo, Keyshot, 2D | Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketchbook Pro, iWork, MS Office TRADITIONAL | Sketching, Illustration, Foam/Plastic/Paperboard modelmaking PRACTICAL | Sustainable Design Methodology, Inclusive Design Principles, Materials and Processes INTERPERSONAL | Effective problem-solver, presenter, and communicator + excellent time management skills; able to balance multiple projects simultaneously + equally comfortable as leader or teammate + + + + + + + + + + + STAYING INVOLVED + + + + + + + + + + Guest Lecturer | Parsons The New School for Design | NYC Guest Lecturer | Montclair State University | Montclair, NJ NY Designs CE Course | The Business of Green Products NY Designs CE Course | Principles of Sustainable Design