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Passionate industrial designer seeking an energetic and creative atmosphere that focuses on solving complex problems through meaningful and effective design. Strong ability to communicate ideas, generate visual concepts and translate consumer needs into compelling design solutions. Hands on product development experience in diverse design roles, constant initiative to grow and expand.
iRobot Packbot Concept Designs
EDUCATION: Massachusetts College of Art and Design: Boston, MA BFA Industrial Design 5/09 Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Cambridge, MA Toy Design 2.00b Course 2/09-5/09 DESIGN ABILITIES: Visual Communication User Experience Concept Ideation Sketching Presentation Renderings Modeling (3D CAD, Sketch Models, and Prototypes) Product Development (Create/Read Tech Drawings, Manufacturing, etc) Graphic Design (Logo, Packaging and Branding) TOOLS: Adobe Illustrator CS5, InDesign CS5, & Photoshop CS5 Solidworks 2011 PhotoView 360 KeyShot 2 Alias Sketch Book Pro 2010 Microsoft Office 2007 WORK EXPERIENCE: Radius Product Development Clinton, MA Industrial Designer: 4/12 - Present Contour Design Windham, NH Lead Industrial Designer: 2/10 - 4/12 Designed and manufactured tech accessories for high profile, global brands including Apple, Barnes and Noble, Tumi, Kate Spade, Jack Spade, Tory Burch, Lucky Brand, Juicy Couture, and Vera Bradley. Accountable for all stages of product development. Lead conceptual development through consumer research, team brainstorming, client presentations, ideation, sketching, 3D CAD modeling, and prototyping. Guided manufacturing process through collaborating with engineers, communicating with factories, creating tech packs, reviewing samples, designing product packaging and in store displays. MIT 2.00b Toy Design: Cambridge, MA Course Instructor: 2/10 - Present Facilitate class curriculum to MIT students about the product design process, with a focus on designing for play and entertainment. Evaluated students performance, conducted lectures and design workshops, used hands on approach to improve students expertise in product design. Cool Gear International Plymouth, MA Contract Designer: 10/09 - 2/10 Designed and developed consumer houseware products. Responsibilities included user experience, ideation, sketching, 3D CAD development, communicating with factories for manufacture and managing multiple design projects. Hasbro Inc Pawtucket, RI Freelance Designer: 6/09 – 9/09 Worked directly with design directors to design and develop toy product for Star Wars line. Interpreted and maintained Star Wars design language throughout development. iRobot Bedford, MA Freelance Designer: 6/09 Researched consumer lifestyles and developed conceptual designs to in?uence the rebranding of the military tactical mobile Packbot robots. Ideology Product Development Attleboro, MA Industrial Design Intern: 6/08 - 9/08 Assisted in the design and development of consumer, juvenile, and toy products through user research, sketching, 3D CAD modeling and prototypes. Flyers Unlimited Woburn, MA Graphic Design Intern: 6/05 - 5/07 Responsible for working directly with clients, conceptualizing graphics and illustrations, creating proofs for manufacture. Managed intern design team, reported directly to Owner/Lead Designer. Additional Clients: HP, TomTom, MIT Media Lab, Northeastern University, FlashPoint, NuBrella, Industrial Motions Engineering, ScreenWare LLC, Appliance Development Corp, Flyers Unlimited, + Inventors Full Resume and References Available on Request
Mass College of Art and Design Massachusetts Institute of Technology