Jan 2019 - Present (4 years 8 months)
Strong design study process generating new ideas through sketches, research, and analytics, while presenting a concise design plan. Works closely with manufacturing to develop and refine products through testing, modeling, and use case studies. Refines design iterations to simplify the overall product and user experience. Identifies design trends, technologies, and materials to innovate and disrupt the competitive marketplace. Leads the designer team through design, engineering, marketing, and management inputs to translate project goals into relevant design solution. Builds on existing designs to evolve, guide, and unify brand identity.
Industrial Designer III
Nov 2014 - Dec 2018 (4 years 1 month)
Created and drove product designs from concept, through prototyping, and into manufacture. Prepared renderings, drawings, and digital models to demonstrate designs based on function, brand identity, usability, manufacturing, and budget optimization. Evaluated components and systems through procedural testing, rapid prototypes, or digital analysis to benchmark and optimize product performance. Worked directly with vendors to improve processes, materials, and reduce part complexity. Managed and developed new product initiatives.
Oct 2011 - Nov 2014 (3 years 1 month)
Prepared working plans and detail drawings of products from rough concepts and notes from engineering. Generate and drive innovation through new concepts, ideas, and technologies with a hands-on systematic approach. Partnered with manufacturing to ensure a timely, cost effective, and error free product launch. A key member of multiple high profile targets, working across multiple departments as part of a multi-national design team.
Oct 2010 - Oct 2011 (1 year)
Custom design solutions including:
Jewelry refinement and rendering for customer/industry, Product design and engineering for mass production, Design consultancy, Brand Identity.
Oct 2006 - Oct 2010 (4 years)
Managed design from concept through production, including mold making and part sourcing, for market leading manufacturer. Produced sketches, models, and renderings to define the aesthetic look and direction of the brand. Orchestrated engineering changes, process streamlining, and legal compliance to ensure national regulations were met.