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  • Tanya Gans

    Product Design & Development Specialist (Industrial Design &...

    Montreal, Canada

I am a passionate person, full of curiosity & imagination, who is always eager to broaden her horizons. I strive to think outside the box but I am always sure to keep my feet firmly on the ground. Sensibility and a knack for being highly organized ensures that the proverbial box always stays in sight.

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LANGUAGES Fluent English and French; conversational Spanish COMPUTER SKILLS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, QuickBooks, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, FormZ, Cinema4d, Cobalt, SolidWorks, Dreamweaver, Flash, 3D Studio Max, and AutoCAD EMPLOYMENT HISTORY 2011- Present Nuvo I.T. Montreal, QC Marketing Consultant • Participate in new product development • Manage brand and marketing strategy development • Consult on the company’s website re-design project 2010-2011 MSC International Montreal, QC Marketing and Design Consultant - Contract • Tasked with increasing sales on the company’s retail website, online product portfolio management, and media relations management. • Spearheaded the social networking strategy to increase brand awareness, as well as, created a website development strategy to optimize the online user experience. • Participated in new product development • Managed quality control documentation 2010- 2011 Creatinc Montreal, QC Freelance Design and Marketing Consultant • Provided design and marketing consultation on developing projects • Aided in converting product concepts into marketable consumer goods 2009 - 2010 Mizbag/UGA USA/Mexico/China Business Development - Internship • Created and coordinated the in-house design department • Managed design projects for existing proprietary and licensed brands, as well as, new product launches (licenses included: Crayola, Levi’s, Dockers, Benetton, & Delsey) • Created and implemented organizational procedures, to improve inter-office communication strategies between Mexico, USA, and China. • Participated in product sourcing Summer 2009 Nuvo-IT Montreal, QC Marketing - Freelance • Handled company image positioning, website content management, and copywriting 2007 MAKE: Matthew Kennedy Design Montreal, QC Industrial Design Internship • Produced packaging design, product design, product display design, and workspace design EDUCATION 2008 – 2009 Fundación Privada Universitaria EADA Barcelona, Spain International Master’s degree in Marketing • Final Project: Marketing plan for the launch of a new PepsiCo snack product geared towards the premium adult market (in collaboration with PepsiCo Iberia) 2008 Université de Montréal Montreal, QC Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design • Thesis project: Application of RFID technology in supermarkets via the creation of an electronic device used to improve the shopping experience 2004 Dawson College Montreal, QC DEC in Social Studies (Commerce)

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