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Technical Designer at Moss Retail & Environments
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Education: 2007-2011 University of Illinois at Chicago Industrial Design BFA 4.0 GPA 1996-1998 Richard J Daley College Honors College - General Studies AA 4.0 GPA 1992-1996 Bogan Computer Technical High School CPS 3.99 GPA – Class Salutatorian Employment: Mar 2015-present Technical Designer Moss Retail • Work with project managers and account executives to bring client designs to fruition • Use SolidWorks to build sketch models for client approval and fabrication models and layouts for shop production. • Create elevation drawings for graphic installs using architectural blueprints and site surveyor photo notations • Occasionally produce graphic design pieces and design decks for clients. • Produced technical drawings for office exterior and entryway design elements on company move to new location. Aug 2011-Mar 2015 Lead Product Designer LumiSource LLC • Design from sketch to SolidWorks 3D model, physically prototype, and work with vendors in China on the manufacture of furniture and lighting products to be sold at such retailers as Walmart and Target. • Submit requests for production and shipping quotes from vendors in China. • Prepare draft purchase orders for supervisor approval. • Plan packing of final products to maximize shipping container yield. • Track and maintain warehouse sample inventory system of items both physically and in Microsoft Excel. • Maintain archival sample database in Filemaker Pro. • Supervise team of five interns. • Work with licensing partners such as Coca-Cola and MillerCoors designing products that meet their brand standards. • Established and built, and stocked and maintained in-house prototyping workshop. • Answer customer questions regarding products. • Create assembly instruction for new products. • Help photograph new products for catalog. 2008-2011 Freelance graphic and product design. Did the SolidWorks modeling as part of a group designing a family of commercial speakers for Honeywell. Various graphic, logo, and stage design projects for local organizations using Adobe Illustrator. 2006-2007 Transportation Security Officer - TSA Midway Airport Interact with the flying public, sometimes under stressful circumstances to help secure the safety of air travel. Enforce rules, explain policies, and help passengers move through security as quickly as possible. Underwent continuous training to keep up to date on latest regulations and counter-measures. 1996-2011 Handyman/Construction Used all kinds of tools to fix, make, and build all kinds of things per client specifications. Computer Skills: SolidWorks, Keyshot, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Explorer, FileMaker Pro, Powerpoint, scanning, generally highly proficient with computers, typing 40 wpm
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