Multilingual (French, English, Italian, Spanish and Dutch);
Motivated (slated for an MBA in the fall);
Mobile (extensively traveled).
1 :: professional experience
-  TWOSEVENONE
 twosevenone is the name of my online portfolio (www.twosevenone.com), and also of a burgeoning web consultancy.
internet content producer / webmaster 2004
. Designer and producer of web content, specializing in whole-site strategy and brand integration
- PLASTICASE INC.
Plasticase is a plastics injection moulding company that specializes in plastic carrying cases, chiefly for business to business (b2b) applications. As sole in-house designer, my responsibilities grew and changed considerably over the course of my tenure, as I helped Plasticase undertake and develop a new business segment, and helped it grow in sales from $1M to $5M+.
design manager / webmaster 2000-2003
. Main designer and client contact for a wide portfolio of projects, both prospective and accomplished
. Senior designer for all in-house development projects
. Spearheaded the genesis of Plasticase's online catalogue and store, which helped double Plasticase's sales volume in its first year of operation
. Developed and implemented quality control guidelines, with supporting media, for the entire product line, reducing production line productivity losses by 30%
. Developed and implemented product specification sheets, improving communication with prospective clients
industrial designer 1998-2000
. Created innovative ideas for a new and competitive business segment, resulting in long and fruitful relationships with several important clients in a tight market niche
. Supervised tool production with various subcontractors
. Benchmarked and introduced solid modeling and rendering techniques (FormZ and SolidWorks/PhotoWorks), improving project timelines and enhancing client presentations
. Introduced rapid prototyping techniques both for internal valuation of ideas and for client presentations
- UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL
Long established as one of the best industrial design programs in Canada, I was recruited by the University of Montreal's School of Industrial Design to instruct an industry-sponsored project.
workshop instructor 2002
. Led and evaluated, with two other instructors, a four-week long project for fourth year industrial design students
LogicForce are one of the two main resellers of SolidWorks in the Montreal area.
software demonstrator 2000-2001
. Prepared and gave presentations tailored to the specific and often complicated requirements of the clients
Gruppointerfiere (www.wwe.it) is a Milan-based design group that specializes in exhibit design. I joined them for a summer internship following graduation, which eventually led to a job offer.
industrial designer 1998
. Introduced 3D modeling software and rendering techniques (FormZ), thereby greatly increasing the quality of client presentations and improving project timelines
2 :: education
- UNIVERSITY OF MONTREAL, SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
bachelor of industrial design (BIndDes) 1994-1998
. Recipient of both available prizes annually awarded to the ID graduating class: Prix Félix-Antoine Savard, awarded by the prestigious St-Gilles paper mills for distinctive accomplishments in the creative arts; Prix ADIQ 500, for distinctive accomplishments in industrial design, awarded by the Quebec Industrial Designers' Association. Both were awarded for my final thesis project, HSS HyperSonic Sound
. Co-founder, director, IdéDI, a student-run company started to introduce students to the Montreal design scene
. Head organizer, master of ceremonies, Student Factors 3, third instalment in a series of design symposiums by and for design students from across Canada and the US
. Delivered valedictory address, graduating ceremony
- ISTITUTO EUROPEO DI DESIGN
The Istituto is a pan-European design school very much steeped in the Italian design tradition. I chose it based on a desire to immerse myself in Italian culture while adding an invaluable experience to my design education.
academic exchange 1997
. Worked and collaborated with Michele de Lucchi and Torsten Fritze
. Presented my final project in fluent Italian, five months after beginning to learn language
3 :: additional information
. Accredited professional member, Quebec Industrial Designers' Association (ADIQ)
. Accredited professional member, Association of Canadian Industrial Designers (ACID)
. Expert knowledge of SolidWorks, Photoshop, Illustrator and GoLive
. Broad knowledge of HTML, DHTML and CSS programming languages
. Perfectly bilingual (French and English)
. Fluent in Italian
. Fluent in Spanish
. Currently self-teaching Dutch
. Languages and language acquisition theory
. Science and technology
. Music theory and practice (guitar and piano)
. Traveling and geography
. Ice hockey, water-skiing, windsurfing and roller hockey