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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.
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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.
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ATELIERSAVANT /// Los Angeles, CA
Creative Director // 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 game tables.
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
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University of Cincinnati /// Cincinnati, OH
MFA Industrial Design, 2005
Florida A&M University /// Tallahassee, FL
B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, 2002
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3D | 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
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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
University of Cincinnati
- MFA Industrial Design
- 2002 - 2005
Florida A+M University
- Bachelor of Science Mechanical Engineering
- 1998 - 2002