I am a dedicated professional with 20 years experience and a successful record of products in production as well as registered patents. I have extensive experience designing products for manufacturing in a variety of materials ranging from metal to plastics both domestically
and in Asia. It is my belief that my experience, coupled with my ability to function independently and as a team member, can make a significant contribution.
MNA Creative/Office Depot, Boca Raton, Florida-Aug. '05-to Nov. '13- Sr. Design Manager- Responsible for the lead designship of products from concept to production for Office Depot Products. Managed Jr. Designers through the design process and phases of projects. Clients: Office Depot, Hyde Tools.
Sherman and Reilly- Freelance: 1/2011-2013- Designed and helped develop numerous large Tensioner/Puller Trailer units full scale in Solidworks. Designed the ID for the MD-50 Dawg Puller machine. And created full scale 3D Solidworks models of their current transmission blocks for catalog, web and press materials.
Union-Rich Products- Freelance: 2011-2013-Designed Cut and Sew products such as lunch totes, ladies bags, Backpacks for the Reditostor brand. Developed tools bags for the Home Depot Husky brand in the US and Walmart brands in Canada.
Zenith Products Corp., Delaware-March 2000 to 2005 Mid-Level Designer Designed and developed plastic and metal bath products from conceptual phase to production. Created technical drawings and files using SolidWorks. Prepared presentation boards. I also worked closely with U.S. and Chinese vendors supplying them with plastic specs and 3D data for creating production molds. Responsibilities: Primary Plastics and Wire Caddy designer. Clients include: Lowe’s, Home depot, Wal-Mart, K-mart, and Bed Bath and Beyond, Sears. Freelance: Silk Road Plastics New Jersey-2003 Developed mass produced plastic consumer office products for Office Depot, Staples and Target.
Ancona 2, Inc., NY, NY December 1995-to March 2000 Designer Worked in all phases of the design process from conceptual stage to production phase including drafting engineering drawings. Projects include; Cutlery sets, BBQ tool sets, Travel Bakeware sets, Sinkware, Seafood tool set, Seed broadcast spreader, and Desktop Accessories. Responsibilities: Model shop manager, 3-D solid modeling in SolidWorks. Clients include: Ekco Housewares, Via Int’l, Punch Products, L & N, Vetri Delle, Gilha, Rubbermaid, Earthway Products, and Cuisinart.
Deskey Associates, NY, NY September 1993 to May 1995 Junior Designer Preliminary concept generation, ergonomic exploration, and 3-D modeling phases of projects. Refined designs on 2-D CAD, created 3-D foam sketch models, functional prototypes, corrugated packaging mock-ups, and hard presentation models. Responsibilities: Primary model maker. Clients include: Dow Brands, Coleman Co., Pepsi Co., S.C. Johnson, Red Devil, Nestlé, Procter and Gamble, Dr. Scholl’s, Dial, Quaker State, and Beiersdorf.
Education: The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA Industrial Design, Bachelor of Science, Class of 1993 Skills: Excellent sketching and rendering. Expert in SolidWorks-Currently using SolidWorks 2011-12. Adobe CS5, Alias Sketchbook Pro with Wacom Tablet. Fluent in English and Spanish.
University of the Arts
- BSID Industrial Design
- 1989 - 1993
2010-Received first Design patent awarded to Office Depot.