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  • H. Joseph Cardona

    Senior Designer for Hardside Luggage and Clubs at Samsonite

    Providence, RI

Experienced, innovative, creative, result driven, industrial designer offering seven years experience of successful designs in the Luggage and Backpack industry. A recognized team player consistently delivering results and exceeding employer and client expectations with the ability to deliver successful designs under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast paced work environment.

Work Samples

  • Samsonite Hardside Luggage- Omni Lite

  • Samsonite Hardside Luggage- Winsfield 2

  • Wenger-Swiss Army

Work History

  • Senior Designer for Hardside Luggage and Clubs

    • Samsonite
    • 2011 - Present (6 years)
  • Senior Industrial Designer

    • Heys USA
    • Sep 2009 - Sep 2010 (1 year)

    • Managed and expanded PC/ABS plastic luggage and travel accessories product lines for Disney private label to be sold nationwide
    • Introduced, developed and managed new line of Disney travel soft side luggage collections for kids currently been sold at major retailers like Target and Meijer
    • Developed new and unique lines of Polycarbonate and ABS plastic luggage, hybrid rolling and non-rolling backs
    • Created new point of purchase designs for exclusive luggage and travel products lines sold at high end retailers

  • Product Designer

    • Wenger- Swiss Army backpacks and luggage
    • Mar 2006 - Apr 2009 (3 years 1 month)

    • Created and developed on a yearly basis, extensive lines of backpack, messenger bag, cooler and luggage designs currently being sold at “Big Box” retailers, department stores and warehouse clubs such as Target, Walmart, Costco, Sam’s Clubs and MarMaxx.
    • Travel overseas to manage and develop design projects at factories with in-house factory designers and vendors.



Best Industrial Design Portfolio - 2005