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  • Donald Works

    Industrial Designer

    Charlotte, NC

Work Samples

Work History

  • Product Design and Development Lead

    • Lowe’s Home Improvement
    • Mooresville, NC
    • Nov 2014 - Present (2 years 7 months)

    Responsible for product design and development across seasonal living categories.

    Create Lowe's internal designs as well as guide vendor's designs throughout the product development process.

    Collaborate with merchandising, sourcing, private brand, trend, customer experience and marketing teams to deliver coordinated collections of new products.

  • Sr. Product Design Specialist

    • Lowe's Home Improvement
    • Mooresville, NC
    • Mar 2012 - Nov 2014 (2 years 8 months)
  • Lead Designer

    • Summer Classics
    • Montevallo, AL
    • Jun 2008 - Feb 2012 (3 years 8 months)

    Designed and developed complete outdoor furniture collections for Summer Classics and Parker
    James brands, as wells as private label product for clients including Restoration Hardware,
    Frontgate, Smith & Hawken, Thos. Baker and Home Decorators Collection

    ■ Manager of design team for high-end outdoor furniture line

    ■ Travelling liaison to foreign manufacturers in China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Mexico

    ■ New product design and engineering

    ■ Resident design consultant for private label product

  • Product Development Manager

    • Summer Classics
    • Montevallo, AL
    • Mar 2007 - Jun 2008 (1 year 3 months)
  • Industrial Designer

    • Summer Classics
    • Montevallo, AL
    • May 2006 - Mar 2007 (10 months)

Education

  • Auburn University

    • Bachelor of Industrial Design Industrial Design
    • 2001 - 2006

    Summer Classics corporate sponsored design project - Designed new products for high-end outdoor furniture line Playcore corporate sponsored design project - Designed new products for mass-produced playground equipment Interface, Inc. corporate sponsored design project - Designed tool for use during installation of carpet tile flooring AU Program for Students with Disabilities sponsored project - Developed corporate identity and new signage for university campus

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Affiliations

Theta Chi Fraternity

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