SlayZinger Creative - Industrial Design Principal
Los Angeles, CA
Contract freelance product design and development initiative. Assist individuals and businesses in bringing product ideas to life from initial ideation to ﬁnal production and delivery. Current clients are in the custom LED lighting and baby product categories.
Vans / Pro-Tec (Vanity Fair Corporation)
Intern for original skate shoe brand in the equipment group. Conducted extensive market research by visiting Southern California shops and skate parks, also utilized online message boards to reach a broader international audience, to survey retailers and consumers about products. Front-end research led to phase 2 design project for wakeboading personal ﬂotation device, PFD, for the Pro-Tec product line.
Graphic / Exhibit Designer
- Managed graphic and exhibit design projects for GA Tech research institute, Center for Assistive Technology and Environmental Access, for staﬀ research scientists, professors and trade shows. Center focuses on research and development to better the lives of disabled individuals.
Analog Rapid concept visualization in 2D and 3D with pencil, pen and markers. Reﬁned product rendering by hand showing materials and complex form development. Prototype model making and ﬁnishing in multiple materials and construction methods. Sewing machine operation and cut & sew design. Design Design, market, ethnographic and competitive product research. Research market trends with style guides & mood boards. Brainstorming - group and individual. Engineering - CAD modeling with design for manufacture and extensive material knowledge. Factory specs and tech packs. Sample analysis, testing and approval process. Graphic, packaging, exhibit and corporate identity design. Large scale catalog design. Web design and development. Digital Mac and PC. Adobe Creative Suite. Digital sketching & rendering. Solid Works CAD - solid body and surface modeling (G2 & G3 continuity). Onshape CAD. Alias 3D. Bunkspeed Shot. KeyShot. Lagoa Cloud Based Rendering. Catalyst 3D Printing by Stratus. Sketchbook Pro. Microsoft Oﬃce Suite, Numbers, Pages and Keynote. Squarespace web design platform. Professional Project management. Managing and working in teams. Communicating with sales, engineering, distributors and clients. Working with local & overseas manufacturing facilities and vendors. Developing products that reach the marketplace. Corporate and consulting design professional experience. Managing multiple projects at once in diﬀerent phases.
of Companies Incorporated - Industrial Designer - Los Angeles, CA Research, brainstorm, design and engineer promotional marketing, retail and medical compliance products for Fortune 500 corporations and small businesses from initial ideation to ﬁnal production with sister oﬃce in Hong Kong and overseas factory associates. Some clients include: Proctor & Gamble, Garnier, Unilever, Coca-Cola, Geico, American Express, Anheuser Busch, Dunkin