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 jimm@jmpcreative.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”.

Work Samples

  • Boys Toys

  • Girls Toys

  • Graphics

Work History

  • Designer of all things CAD at Mattel

    • Mattel
    • Oct 2013 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    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!

  • Principal Designer

    • Ric Scott Design Inc
    • Jun 2000 - Present (14 years 6 months)

    -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

    PROJECT: CLIENT:
    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

  • Exhibit Design Consultant

    • Skyline Exhibits
    • Apr 2013 - Sep 2013 (5 months)

    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.

  • Toy Designer

    • JMP Creative Solutions
    • Dec 2010 - Jun 2012 (1 year 6 months)

    Toy Designer
    -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

    • Ric Scott Design Inc
    • Mar 2000 - Dec 2010 (10 years 9 months)

    VP Product Design/Development- Toys..Cars...Graphics...3D modeling...

  • Creative Director

    • Five Star Redemption
    • Jul 2008 - Aug 2009 (1 year 1 month)

    Five Star Redemption designs stand alone games for the redemption market.

  • Designer

    • Strottman International
    • 2001 - 2002 (1 year)

    Designed Toys for the Fast Food Market :)

  • Sr. Designer

    • Mattel
    • 1995 - 2000 (5 years)

    - 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

  • designer

    • Stamps.com
    • 2000 - 2000

    I helped to put the Human connection into the Stamps.com site

  • Fabricator

    • Art and Technology
    • 1991 - 1992 (1 year)

    We made the ET Ride for Universal, the Fred Flintstone experience in Florida.....had tons of fun making super cool Theme Park attractions/rides

Education

  • California State University-Northridge

    • BA Industrial Design
    • 1991 - 1993
  • Art Center College of Design

    • Industrial Design
    • 1989 - 1990

Specialties

Affiliations

20+ recommendations on Linkedin---IDSA, Toy People Founder Linkedin 5500+ members... Linked to over 1200 people on Linkedin

Awards

Los Angeles Philanthropy award for Excellence- Playground Design Director- 2000, Strottman Int Creative Innovations Award, HGTV Featured Artist

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