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  • Philip Kovanis

    Industrial Designer

    Farmingdale, NY

Design with the intent to fuse, function with appropriate form, enhancing products to be better and not just different

Work Samples

  • Concept Modelling

Work History

  • Eyewear and accessories designer

    • Farmingdale, NY
    • Nov 2013 - Present (4 years 1 month)

    Hardgoods designer for Goggles, snorkeling equipment, and general watersports. Responsibilities include concept design, following market research. Factory correspondence using solidworks to model final models.

    Some softgood design as well, caps, lifevest, and training equipment

  • Product Designer

    • Kokatat Watersports
    • Oct 2011 - Sep 2012 (11 months)

    Responsibilities cross from
    Concept design,
    Production engineering
    to product validation and testing.

    Considering pattern design for waterproof apparel, and design constraints with PFD's.
    On site Manufacturing.

  • Designer

    • Plan Toys Inc.
    • Mar 2010 - Oct 2010 (7 months)

    Developed Concept from research done personally. Was lead designer through concept to production. Six toys were manufactured and introduced to the marketplace. With several thousand units sold

  • Product Design Intern

    • Adventure Medical Kits
    • Feb 2008 - Jun 2009 (1 year 4 months)

    Developed, Outdoor Medical and survival kits

  • Marketing Intern

    • The Arbor Collective
    • Jul 2008 - Aug 2008 (1 month)

    Researched Alternative Clothing Materials.. including Bamboo, Organic Cotton, etc. And developed sourcing relationships. Assisted in Yearly look book and brand book development


  • San Francisco State University

    • B.S. Industrial Design
    • 2005 - 2009



Society of Plastics Engineers


Designer of "Best toys of 2011" in Parenting AND Parents magazine, "Best in Show" OR 2013 Kokatat Maximus Lifevest