Product designer and design manager with over 9 years of consultancy experience with small and medium size agencies.
Type of work has encompassed high-end product designs for boutique firms and global corporations. Now working as independent consultant in the product and structural-packaging fields.
Co-founder of AFHny STUDIO, a design collaborative that promotes architectural and environmental design-driven social change in New York and abroad.
Independent Product Designer/Consultant _ December 2008 - Present
Design and conceptualization from initial sketch to final 3D presentation.
Projects include: products and furniture, solar paneling systems, structural packaging for health, food and beauty category.
Clients include: Wallace Church Ass., Macef, Metropolis Next Generation, Chad Lavigne LLC, Established NYC.
Architecture for Humanity New York - Co-Founder of the AFHNY Studio March 2009 - Present
Organize design forums and competitions, brainstorming sessions with architects and designers, creative direction, fundraising.
Collaboration with local institutions such as:
NY City Department of Parks & Recreation, Habitat for Humanity and Pratt Institute.
Completed project: ARTfarm, part of the Urban Art Program of the NYC Department of Transportation
Raison Pure International _ March 2008 - November 2008
Director of product design team: 3D modeling, rendering and presentation through close collaboration with brand strategy and account managements departments. Clients: Unilever, Evian, Diageo, Coty.
Wallace Church Ass., New York _ May 2007 - February 2008
Senior Structure Designer - Sole 3D Designer for the Company:
Responsibilities include: Design and development of structural packaging projects from initial sketch to the final presentation. Clients: Dell Computers, Nestle, Kraft, Glas Beer.
Karim Rashid Inc., New York _ January 2001 - April 2007
Lead Project Manager / Senior Designer
Design and management from initial exploration, and conceptual presentation, to final product. Leading product designers, through research and feasibility tests. Assisted clients throughout the production of their products. The range of product includes: packaging, tableware, and electronics. Clients: Kenzo, Prada, Davidoff, Unilever, Mikasa, Evian, LaCie, and LG Electronics.
Furniture and Exhibition Design
Design and management of furniture lines for residential and custom market. Exhibition designs for trade shows and art installations. Responsibilities include: Conceptualization and layouts; production drawings, visits to manufacturers and prototype reviews.
Clients: Bonaldo, Edra, Frighetto, Horm, Veuve Clicquot and Muzak
Interior Design Rendering
Design and development of 3D renderings and animations of interior projects
Clients include: Askew Restaurant, New York, and Metropolitana di Napoli* Italy (A Subway Station)
* Project featured in La Biennale di Venezia (Venice Architecture Biennale)
Ergonomic Workstations, London, UK ï¿½ Asti. Italy _ Januaryï¿½ June 2000
Conceptualization and Design of modular office furniture systems
Responsibilities include: sketching, mockup models, and production drawings.
Polytechnic of Turin, Italy - BFA in Industrial Design
Operating Platforms: Windows and OS-X
Software: Solidworks and Form Z (proficient level)
Ashlar Vellum, Hypershot, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Creative Suites, Macromedia Free Hand, Microsoft Office