Highly creative and prolific product designer who has worked in fourteen countries developing crafts, home accessories, seasonal décor, gifts, novelties, textiles, fashion accessories, toys, and furniture. Successfully introduced on-trend products in different markets for importers and retailers. High quality and detailed work efficiently meeting design and production challenges. EXPERTISE Product Design Hand Illustration and Artwork Packaging and Graphic Design Trends Research Material Development (Naturals) Trade Fair and Booth Design International Vendor Sourcing Small Enterprise Development Computer Software: Photoshop, CorelDraw, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max Handcrafting Skills: Handpainting and finishing, paper making, molding and casting, resin lamination, basic sculpting

Work Samples

  • Warmers and Home Accents

  • Seasonal Decorations

  • Toys

Work History

  • Sr. Product Designer

    • Scentsy
    • Meridian, ID
    • Sep 2015 - May 2017 (1 year 8 months)

    Developed home fragrance warmers, diffusers, and accessories made of ceramics, metal, wire, glass, and resin. Executed design decision details from colors, finish, patterns, materials, construction, and seasonal themes in conjunction with brand, trends, and manufacturing requirements. Gave input in sample development and assisted in international vendor sourcing and coordination. Undertaken conceptualization to finished product with vendor-ready design specifications in three and two-dimensions using 3D Studio Max, Coreldraw, Photoshop, Illustrator, hand illustrations, and 3D printed models.

  • Independent Designer

    • Freelance
    • Middlesex, NJ
    • Feb 2015 - Sep 2015 (7 months)

    Contract designer on a per project basis. Products covered: corporate premiums (for a leading consumer goods company), seasonal decorations (for a US wholesaler and manufacturer), and gifts and housewares (for a design consultancy company).

  • DESIGN CONSULTANT

    Successful and award-winning designs of home decors and accessories, furniture, gifts, fashion accessories and seasonal decors bought by major US, European, and Asian retailers such as Pier 1, Target, Crate and Barrel, and Body Shop. Liaised with factory owners in Asia and buyers for product development and sourcing.

    Brainchild of bamboo-based snacks and candies that won the Grand Prize in the Shanghai 2010 World Expo. Established Filbamboo Exponents, Inc. which manufactured the winning products and expanded the line to coffee, pastries, and various native delicacies for the local market.

  • PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT HEAD

    • Galleria Crafts, Inc.
    • Manila, Philippines
    • May 1996 - Oct 2013 (17 years 5 months)
  • LEAD DESIGN CONSULTANT

  • CHIEF DESIGNER AND BUYING AGENT

    • Frank and Schuster OHG
    • Aglasterhausen, Germany
    • Apr 1995 - May 1998 (3 years 1 month)

Education

  • Carl Duisberg Society (now GIZ: German Society for International Cooperation)

    • Certificate ADVANCE TRAINING PROGRAM IN INDUSTRIAL PRODUCT DESIGN FOR DESIGNERS IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (GERMANY)
    • 1993 - 1994
  • University of Santo Tomas, Manila, Philippines

    • BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts major in Industrial Design (Cum Laude)
    • 1984 - 1988

Specialties

Awards

October 2013 BEST SELLING PRODUCT Manila FAME International October Edition (Philippines) Product: Loomwoven Water Hyacinth Bags and Purses September 2013 MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT (HOUSEWARES CATEGORY) Sikat Pinoy National Handicrafts Fair (Philippines) Product: Ferris Wheel Photo Frame Holder May 2012 BEST BUSINESS PLAN AND TRIPLE BOTTOMLINE AWARD Bamboo Shoot Snacks 5th Business in Development Challenge Philippines Oct. 2010 GRAND PRIZE FOOD CATEGORY: BAMSNACKS (Bamboo...
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