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Sr. Industrial Designer at Priority Designs/Founder & Chief ...
Collaborated with numerous Fortune 500 clients in various stages of product development. Spearheaded a partnership with an Asian manufacturer to produce our own line of 'smart' kitchen products. Founder of IncludeFitness - a company dedicated to providing accessible fitness equipment for those with disabilities.
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Founder & Chief Creative Officer - Include Fitness LLC March 2009 – Present IncludeFitness LLC is a company dedicated to providing accessible fitness equipment for those with disabilities. The Company was launched after the success of The Access concept in the 2007 IDEA Awards. Raised over $200K in investments. Current investor list includes Cincytech USA, BIOSTART, and Procter & Gamble. Completed a full scale proof-of concept prototype, obtained an issued patent, hired an experienced CEO, developed a comprehensive 5 year business plan, built a strategic advisory board, and partnered with numerous organizations to launch the Company. Senior Industrial Designer/Project Manager - Priority Designs July 2006 – Present Worked in all stages of product development: consumer research, trend analysis, brand development, concept generation, CAD development, visualization, product launch strategy, production coordination, IP protection, packaging development, presentation, etc. Clients include Nike, General Electric Appliances, Lowes, Black & Decker, Electrolux Appliances, Rawlings, STX, HoMedics and more. Managed a royalty-based partnership between Priority Designs and Ansen Electronics; an Asian electronics manufacturer. Designed, managed and launched seven products including a family of ‘smart’ kitchen products now found in Target, Sur La Table, WalMart, Williams & Sonoma, Crate & Barrel and several large kitchenware resellers. Traveled to China twice to oversee production and launch. Design Intern - Ziba Design January 2006 – March 2006 Clients included Logitech, Sirius, Microsoft, Nike and Procter & Gamble. Design Intern - Priority Designs January 2005 – September 2005 Clients included Taylormade Golf, American Standard and STX Lacrosse. Design Intern - General Electric June 2004 – September 2004 Contributed in the development of appliance concepts in the wet care department. Design Intern - Fisher Design June 2003 – March 2003 Clients included Dial, Herbal Essences, Scotts Lawn Care, and Procter & Gamble.