John is an innovative designer, entrepreneur, educator and new product development specialist who is successful in creating, merchandising, and marketing internationally recognized consumer and medical products. His creations have touched the lives of millions worldwide. SPECIALTIES: Consumer insights, industrial design, design leadership, design studio management, client relations, brand building, design research, marketing.
JOHN ANASTASIADIS E X P E R I E N C E Current: Manager - Industrial Design & Human Factors, Global Surgery Group Ethicon (Johnson & Johnson) - Somerville, NJ Previous: Creative Director - Industrial Design, Design Strategy Innovations & Development, Inc. (IDI) - Edgewater, NJ Visiting Adjunct Professor-Industrial Design Montclair State University-Montclair, NJ Director-Industrial Design AVENUES/Wenger SWISSGEAR-Tinton Falls, NJ Product Manager/Senior Designer-New Product Development BPG International – Wilmington, DE Staff-Industrial Design Michael Graves & Associates - Princeton, NJ Staff-Industrial Design Tanaka Kapec Design Group - Norwalk, CT E D U C A T I O N Drexel University-LeBow College of Business Philadelphia, PA Masters of Business Administration-Concentration in Marketing September 2003 - December 2005 Pratt Institute - Brooklyn, NY Bachelors of Industrial Design / Honors September 1995 - May 1999 Pratt Institute Rome Program - Spring 1998 Dean's List Pratt Circle Award for Academic Achievement Fashion Institute of Technology - New York, NY Continuing Education: Fabric & Textile Fabrication January 2009 Member of the Industrial Design Society of America Proficient in Greek C O M P E T I T I O N S Participant - 2010 Athens Benchmark Finalist - 2005 Microsoft / IDSA Next Generation PC Competition Ventana, a tablet PC concept, addresses the shortcomings of current tablet and convertible tablet PCs. The design uses technology and engineering concepts to enhance user interaction and address personal and work style differences. Grand Prize Winner - 1997 World Traffic Safety Design Competition “Improving Roadway Safety for People with Disabilities” - an alarm system that prevents vehicles from illegally parking in spaces meant for the disabled.