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SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS • Expert design concept presenter and powerpoint creator • High level contributor to all design projects within the team • Developed knowledge of current toy, fashion and lifestyle trends. • Collaborate with product managers, soft goods developers and engineers on new product development programs to bring innovation to market on budget and on time. • Communication of new ideas and concepts through effective 2D sketches, models and thoughtful design presentations to all levels of the company • Creation of samples or prototypes for proof of concept studies (i.e. foam modeling, simple plastic fabrication, sewing) • Work with product managers on overall design direction for product-line • Work with domestic and international development partners to manage new design projects and communicate on-going product needs • Participate in focus and consumer group study and interpret feedback into viable product concepts • Explore new product categories through advanced concept development • Mentor junior designers on their projects and their professional development • Senior level ability to consistently translate market research, feedback and input into appealing, cohesive and functional designs on cost, on time and on trend. • A passion and knowledge of the Toy Industry with the talent to motivate, steer and inspire others within core project teams • Positive team-member behaviors, including open and active listening skills, candid but professional sharing of ideas and opinions and high energy to strive for team achievement. • Highly developed ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast paced, creative environment. • Proficient in film editing • Desire to work in an open, collaborative atmosphere where innovation, accountability and fun are highly valued.

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Mattel's Power of Passion Award 2017 Mattel's Power of Speed Award 2017 Creative Con Judges Choice Award Mattel- 2017

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