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designer/design engineer/project manager
Silvio Marmara possesses a successful combination of creativity, design engineering & management skills. These developmental and management abilities have lead him to collaborate with & develop prominent works for prestigious clients such as Cartier, Tommy Hilfiger, Nine West, and many more. Silvio Marmara is currently based in Brooklyn, New York where he manages a design consultancy along with a personally designed line of home furnishings.
EXPERIENCE MEGAVISION INC. (Producer of Distinguished, Custom, Retail Displays and Fixtures) Project Manager/Designer/Engineer, September 2006 – February 2010 AS DESIGNER • Initiated inaugural phase collaboration with clients to gauge their needs and objectives • Performed on site preliminary space survey and dimensioning to assess project specific requirements • Performed market/industry research to asses related competitor’s contributions to client’s product • Produced design explorations adhering to client’s requirements and criteria (hand drawn and physical 3D models) • Used value engineering, ergonomic and material studies to produce fabrication and production ready draftings, C.G. 3D models and hand renderings AS DESIGN ENGINEER • Researched various hardware materials lighting and electrical components to meet varied and specific applications • Re-designed & re-engineered products based of material tolerances and restrictions, manufacturing/production limitations, weight & size restrictions, load/stress tolerances, public/pedestrian safety issues & to meet cost targets. • Produced pre bent open profile sheet metal templates for C.N.C. laser and C.N.C. wood router templates for vendors AS PROJECT MANAGER • Broke down bid packages & architectural drawings into spread sheets containing quantities, material specifications with negotiated vendor/subcontractor quotes, material finishes & hardware for cost estimation & project quotation • Negotiated material costs with various subcontractors and vendors for fabrication/production • Compiled a cost prospectus for prototyping and production fabrication, • Simultaneously coordinated and assembled labor/talent and numerous vendors for production of various components in the final product • Time managed and prioritized projects in the production schedule to meet deadlines • Oversaw prototype or production fabrication process • Coordinated shipping for vendor materials and completed projects • Supervised on-site project installations including labor and work space logistics Clients I’ve developed products and projects for include: Tommy Hilfiger - Fifth Ave Flagship store - Credenza, Pallet Display, Display Tables and Vitrines - East Hampton store- Outriggers, Register Wraps, Risers and Rolling Garment Racks - Headquarters showroom - Bedding unit and Wall screen displays - Macy’s - Armoires, Various Nesting Tables & Rolling Racks Nine West/Jones NY - Trump Tower/Marcraft - Perimeter Hangbar System, Wall Panel Display & Conference Table - GIII Showroom - Perimeter Hangbar System, Wall Displays & Rolling Hangbar Monoliths - Vintage showroom - Corrugated Steel Wall Enclosures, Rolling Nesting Tables, Shelving Monoliths, Risers, Signage & Various Hardware Puma - Re-design & Material Exploration of existing “Mongolian Shoe BBQ” Century 21 - Rego Park, NY - Men’s & Ladies Fitting Room Stalls, Lighting, Mirrors, Seating and Cabinets & Various Free Standing Display Units & Fixtures Macy’s/Bloomingdale’s - Various Racks, Tables, Displays, Accessory Fixtures & Cashwraps Bergdorf Goodman - 5th Ave NY- Hanging Garment Display & Children’s Dressers with adjustable shelving & hangbars Cartier - 5th Ave NY- Steel & Glass Vitrines with Adjustable Shelves & Lights & Free Standing Full Length Mirrors Other clients include: Neiman Marcus, L’Occitane, Ermenegildo Zegna, Coach, Saks, Levi’s, Nautica, Liz Claiborne, F.C.U.K., and Dressbarn. FREELANCE RONIS BROS. 39 Harriet Place, Lynbrook, NY Designer & Design Engineer, February 2010 – Present • Designed, engineered and drafted various retail displays and fixtures • Created new applications & fabrication techniques for existing in-house machinery, technologies & fabrication methods • Researched & sourced materials and hardware solutions • Oversaw construction of prototype for quality & adherence to design & vision GATES LOUNGE 8th Ave, NY Designer and Drafting, May 2009 • Designed seating and tables with an inviting and understated aesthetic suitable for an entertainment venue • Created C.G. 3D models and draftings for space layout while taking into consideration ergonomics, pedestrian flow and fire and construction codes. St. NICHOLAS ORTHODOX 48th Ave. NY Designer and Project Manager (Pro- bono Community Support), July 2009 • Designed, engineered and drafted candle enclosure with electrically powered exhaust system to remove interior heat & odor • Coordinated and supervised installation of subcontractor components, labor and electrical. EDUCATION PRATT Institute Bachelor in Industrial Design, Graduation - May 2008 Nassau College Associate in Liberal Arts, Graduation - May 2002 HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS Nominated and Won candidacy to be “Brooklyn Designs” Exhibitor for “Butterfly Table” concept SKILLS •Exceptional listener and communicator who effectively conveys information verbally and in writing. •Highly analytical thinking with proven ability for identifying, scrutinizing, improving, and streamlining processes •Flexible working in teams where environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize multiple projects •Proven relationship-builder with unsurpassed interpersonal skills •Goal oriented and able to maintains a productive schedule •Results-driven with exceptional planning and organizational skills and especially detail orientation •Innovative problem solving abilities and can generate creative and pragmatic solutions •Fluent in Romanian INTRESTS •Motorcycle Customization, Repair and Road racing •Hiking •Mountain Biking SOFTWARE •SolidWorks •Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign •Alias Sketchbook Pro •Bunkspeed Hypershot •Amada CNC/CAM Laser •Sketch Up •Quickbooks Pro