My goal is to create, enhance and simplify the intuitive use of consumer products and packaging at every experiential touch point with, sustainability and the environment in mind. Better to Use = Better for You = Better for Environment

Work Samples

  • Packaging Design

  • Merchandising & Exhibit Design

  • Product Design

Work History

VINCENT H. BOWMAN 1241 North Ave., Highland Park, IL 60035 847.602.3071 vbowman3000@gmail.com www.linkedin.com/in/vincebowman www.coroflot.com/vbowman DIRECTOR / MANAGER OF DESIGN SERVICES 15+ years of experience; successes include building an industrial design department from the ground up and creating winning designs for Wendy’s, Sears, Kraft, Coca-Cola, Baxter Healthcare, Abbott Laboratories, Hollister, and S.C. Johnson. B.S. in Industrial Design Illinois Institute of Technology ID Institute of Design - Demonstrated strong leadership and motivational abilities through training, mentoring, and supervision. - Outstanding multi-task manager who thrives in challenging environments with tight deadlines. - Offer an excellent combination of strategic, visionary thinking with hands-on management/design skills. “Vince is a true professional, with tremendous industrial design skills, branding expertise, and extensive management experience…I benefitted greatly from his sage advice and the wonderful example he set.” PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Kaleidoscope – Chicago, IL (Branding and packaging design consulting firm) 2010-Feb 2012 Director, Structural Industrial Design Brought on board to build and manage industrial design between Graphic, Product, and Prototype functions within the company • Built and grew the Structural Industrial Design department from one full-time member to several team members within 1 year, with revenues increasing to ~$500,000 through the capture of consulting and prototype projects. Solidified 3D product and packaging opportunities with existing/new clients. • Led teams in meeting project goals for a portfolio of high-profile clients that included Wendy’s, Avery Dennison, Sanofi, Martha Stewart Omnimedia, ITW, Wrigley, Miller Brewing, Ingersoll Rand (Schlage Locks), and Hallmark. Received across-the-board from clients for team and personal contributions. Lipson, Alport, Glass & Associates, Laga, Brandimage – Northbrook, IL – (Graphic/brand design consultants) 1994-2009 Director, Industrial Design Assisted in creating the Industrial Design Group 1994 within Laga at onset of tenure. Continued to maintain Structural Packaging Group throughout series of changes that included mergers and acquisitions. Submitted multiple business plans to grow and expand the Group. - Led team in design and development of numerous product/packaging structures of consumer goods for various Fortune 500 clients (www.brand-image.com), including: - Minute Maid – Led team in developing the first clear PET plastic orange juice carafe bottle currently recognized as Simply Orange, influencing the not from concentrate orange juice category to create lookalike packaging structures. Contributed to the capture of million-dollar client projects, traveling to Dusseldorf, Holland, Paris, Venice, and England to direct projects for S.C. Johnson Wax, Thorspring, and Perrier. Additionally acquired numerous design patents within this position. “Vince provided an engaging and structured work environment for me, and demonstrated versatility in conceptualizing and delivering strategic design solutions at the highest level.” EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design: Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology Technology Skills Summary: Alias Wavefront, Solidworks, Adobe Creative Suite, Wacom Cintiq Live Sketching presentations for clients Patents: Patents for Fischer Medical Film Processors; Avery File Folder and Office Product Patents; Quick Release Weight Set Patent; Minute Maid, Orange Bottle, Carafe Patent; International Delight Creamer; Marie’s Salad Dressing; Hellmann’s Salad Dressing; Abbott Leuprolide Packaging; Johnson Wax Mosquito Coil Terracotta Design; Scrubbing Bubbles Aerosol Cap Design; Craftsman Emerson Electric Wet Dry Vac Cord Wrap “Vince has a strong aesthetic sense as well as vast knowledge in consumer insight and experience. He has a wealth of experience in bringing a product successfully to market.”

Education

Institute of Design, Illinois Institute of Technology

Specialties

Affiliations

idsa

Awards

Awards: Honorable Mention, Timex Watch Competition (Time Tape); Recognition, Microsoft Think PC Competition (LCD Flex Screen Roll PC)

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