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jersey city, NJ
Versatility + Adaptation is for me the key to facing challenges in design. Create products that not only goes a little out of the conventional, but to inspire, intrigue and most of all function. Deliver a cohesive design with it's intent intact with little compromise in serving it's purpose to the people.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT and ILLUSTRATION
Carlos Paul Design, New York, NY | 2012 Present
Freelance Product Design Consultant
Product development, R&D, design presentations, brand identity, packaging and illustration.
Clients included: Argento S.C., Brookstone Inc., Kanseta LLC., Design by Antenette Inc.,
Gernier Maybelline, Inc.
MindsInSync, New York, NY | Apr 2010 to Dec 2011 Product Designer – advanced
Developed innovative children’s products for Aquatopia brand from concept through mock-ups – soft-lines and hard-lines bathroom and bedroom solutions; Toys ‘R Us launch January 2012
As member of advance products studio designed Microdry soft kitchen accessories product line for 2011 launch at Bed, Bath & Beyond and next generation 2012 collection
Collaborated on cross-functional team in strategic design development of LED lighting collection
Designed innovative DIY product line – established concept direction and product design language
Worked under direction of VP Product Design & Development on various high level assignments
Platinum International Language Center, Ustunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan | Jan 2010 to Mar 2010
English Language Instructor for preschool children ages three to five years old. My role was to build reading and pronunciation skills with activities to further enhance quick cognitive understanding and communication abilities.
Carlos Paul Design, New York, NY | 2007 to 2010
Freelance Product Design Consultant
Consulted with a broad client base on both short term and long term projects involving R&D, product development, packaging and illustration.
Clients included: Cosmetics: Mac Cosmetics, Avon Products, Revlon Consumer Products, Clinique Laboratories Inc. Toys/Children’s Products: Fisher-Price/Mattel, Home/Décor/Textiles: Louis Hornick, NAP New York Home Décor Inc., Chenab One LLC
Consumer Electronics/Tech Products: Vtech, Olympus America, Vidikron
Agencies and Design Firms: Sugar Town Creative Inc., DXP Inc., MNA Creative, Concepts & Design
Music/Performance: Studio Kotodama Japan for Suzue Nitobe at Carnegie Hall and CD music single and album design; Lo-Lo Dance Performance Company Ltd. Japan
Consumer Products: Timex Corporation, Tupperware Corporation
Clicks World Wide LLC. New York, NY | Apr 2003 to Jan 2007
Product Designer / Graphic Designer
Designed various collections of children’s licensed based watches from concept through production
Created graphics and packaging design concepts working with NY marketing and overseas vendors
Evaluated factory samples as part of product development process and communicated with vendors
License Clients: Marvel Entertainment Inc. Mattel Inc., Dic Entertainment Corp., Disney Entertainment Inc., Hasbro Inc., Toys“R”Us Inc. Wal-Mart, Avon Products, Kohl’s Department Stores, Target Stores, JCPenney and Sears
Joe Designer, Inc., New York, NY | Jun 1996 to Feb 2003 Product Designer
Developed innovative toys, consumer products and packaging & advertising illustrations working with diverse creative and technical team members
Designed innovative toys for Fisher-Price: Moon rover vehicle and underwater play-sets
Created Japanese inspired in-store cosmetic display and showroom furniture for Anna Sui beauty line.
Led creative illustrated packaging for multiple Toy Biz projects including: Whac-A-Mole and WWF.
Developed innovative PDA devices for Microsoft – first generation kids electronics
Designed Nickelodeon computer workstation and peripherals for IBM
Created illustrations for the International Toy Center print ad campaigns
As part of invention programs – designed and illustrated concepts for various products and pitches for Nike, Hasbro and Tri-Star Entertainment
COMPUTER SKILLS :
Mac OS (preferred) and Windows OS: Adobe CS5 –Photoshop (advanced) Illustrator (advanced), Adobe Flash, InDesign, Corel Painter, MS Excel, MS Office, and Sketchbook
Concept ideation, free hand Illustration, sculpting / mockups, painting, photo re-touching, product photography, tech packs and drafting/technical drawing
Borough of Manhattan Community College. New York, N.Y
B.A. Design /Multimedia and Associates in Psychology.
Kirara Studio of Art, Utsunomiya City, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan
Illustration and Fine Art Studies Certificate.
St. John’s University. New York, N.Y.
Oxford Seminars TESOL Teacher Training Certification
FLUENT LANGUAGES :
Japanese business level intermediate, reading and writing intermediate