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Designer of Everything CAD at Mattel
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles, CA
Design is a scalable, repeatable, flexible system that thrives on input and change. So, being a designer, I am trained to "design think" about everything....thus bringing new and innovative ideas to fruition everyday. It is hard for us to see ourselves as others...so here is what has just been said about me: I have always enjoyed Ric ‘s great energy as he works on complex projects. Ric has a great knowledge of materials and mechanisms that he uses when brainstorming new product designs that can be very helpful to his team. Best regards Jim Jim Mc Cafferty PRES/CEO JMP CREATIVE email@example.com Creating detailed integrated systems that clearly communicate ideas, across multiple platforms and communicated them to upper management. Building positive team relationships while maintaining intense time lines, having fun while working hard and accomplishing “the un-obtainable”.
I am currently in the Trade Show Services Group of Mattel...we do over 300 shows a year...
Now I am a Vectorworks PRO--(Vectorworks may not be top of mind..however.. it is a VERY powerful data/visual Design tool used the world over)-
Creating 3D Modeled Environments and 2D Architectural Views that get Client Buy-Off ASAP...on time...on budget!
-Consumer Research -Concept Design -Team Building/Managing
-Marketing Action Plans -Sourcing -Brand Inception/Building
-Mechanical Design -Prototyping -Managing Staff/Vendors
-Graphics/Packaging -Patents -Video scripting/editing
Stage Design/Fabrication: Marilyn Manson TOUR
Vehicle Design: Spin Master
Inventor: Disney, Mattel, FP, Jakks
Action Figures: Massiverse
Lighting Design 3D CAD: Townsend Design
Transformers Vehicle Design: Hasbro
Game Design: Five Star Redemption
M&M Toys: Prestige Marketing
CAD of entire 2009 shoe line: DC Shoes
Creative Director- NPD on shelf in 61 days: iMist LLC
Award Winning Activity cooler, Traveled to China: Eat-N-Play
Created/Built Vertical Wall Walking Robot: Smart Works
Robot Brainstorm/Fabrication Lead: IDEO Palo Alto
Illustrated entire Eco Textbook: Media Policy Center
Reality TV show Winner: Monster House
TV show metal artist: HGTV
Skyline Exhibits makes and markets some of the worlds greatest Exhibit modular systems.
This was a great opportunity to participate in the marketing/sales side of Trade Shows.
-Invented toy mechanical/physical prototype concept models- Ultra Brainstorming
-Concept Drawings both 2D and 3D, from concept to final prototype in 3 days
-Used my computer system inhouse- first 3D modeling for printing onsite
-Scripted/Shot/Edited- Sizzle Digital Video films shown to the entire industry
VP Product Design/Development- Toys..Cars...Graphics...3D modeling...
Five Star Redemption designs stand alone games for the redemption market.
Designed Toys for the Fast Food Market :)
- Barbie-Generated over $1 Billion Dollars at retail, Prelim and Development
-Managed Vendors- Graphics/Packaging, Hair, Facepaint, Softgoods
-Concept Drawings both 2D and 3D- one of the first chosen to use 3D software
-Used SLA for prototyping--Cross functional team communications facilitator
- Hot Wheels RC Concepts- built Prototype Models, Graphics
-Activity Toys Construx team member, Prototype Models, proofed instructions
-Exhibit Design- Designed/Sketched Galleries for Pre-Toy Fair '96
I helped to put the Human connection into the Stamps.com site
We made the ET Ride for Universal, the Fred Flintstone experience in Florida.....had tons of fun making super cool Theme Park attractions/rides