Jul 2016 - Present (5 years 2 months)
Yacht Design and Experience Design lab working with startups and businesses to elevate their product line and brand identity.
Product Development Specialist
Jun 2018 - Jan 2020 (1 year 7 months)
Worked with the Owner/CEO and a small team of investors and colleagues to develop the housing solution from concept to a production ready solution. Supported the development and product release up to the hand-off to a highly respected high volume manufacturer.
Oct 2016 - Jun 2018 (1 year 8 months)
Worked in the positions of Industrial Designer, Lead Design Engineer, Manager of Design Engineering & Marketing and Design Lead to carry a new product launch from concept development through to release and continued support. Working with both Hardware and Software engineers to develop a tracking and fall detection device for Assisted Living Communities.
Director of Design
Feb 2012 - Apr 2016 (4 years 2 months)
We designed and built carbon fiber yacht tenders that successfully disrupted the yacht tender market and motivated the product category to rethink the functionality and purpose of a tender. I lead and supported the Design development, Branding, Marketing, Sales and Production of semi-custom yacht tenders. In this time, we built international partnerships with leading yacht and engine manufacturers, developed three new models that were sold locally and internationally, set-up a cutting edge prepreg carbon fiber production facility, developed a transparent and UV stable method for painting and coloring a carbon fiber weave, and patented a new integrated fender system.
Dec 2006 - Aug 2015 (8 years 8 months)
A Surf/Art clothing company started with friends to explore and understand product development and branding on an intimate level with the user. With two partners and minimal funds, we developed a brand, a powerful logo, set up a sales platform through instagram, facebook and the company website and sold products wholesale to a handful of shops in Florida and Chicago. We shipped products internationally and gained international recognition within the surf community through sponsorship, creative branding and community outreach. We developed a fan base, sponsored local events and bands, utilized local and overseas manufacturing and built a well rounded brand identity within the industry. The brand was dissolved in 2015 to focus on our own endeavors.
Jun 2008 - Feb 2012 (3 years 8 months)
Worked with an inspiring group of individuals all striving to create the best yachts ever built in record breaking time with an incredible amount of ingenuity and class.
Mar 2007 - Jun 2008 (1 year 3 months)
Conceptual Designer for top Genmar marine company working under the supervision of Designer/Engineer Christophe Lavigne and interpreting design concepts from Peter Granata and Granata Design to the development team.