New Hope, PA
Jan 2014 - Present (8 years 4 months)
I have the absolute pleasure of working for the top Furniture company specializing in the Crafts Movement. George Nakashima started a legacy that has continued with his daughter Mira Nakashima. Specializing in slab furniture, Nakashima has been gifted with one of the the most unique collections of raw lumber, local Black Walnut to exotics from India, Africa, etc. I assist Mira in drafting working drawings for the clients approval as well as for the craftsmen to use as blueprints when fabricating each unique product. I handle client relationships and wood selection. Because of the wood's uniqueness, clients come from all over to visit the shop and hand select their own slabs for whichever project they have in mind. I document standards and make standard working drawings in SolidWorks. I also have the pleasure of being able to craft small products such as stools, small tables, breadboards, candle holders, pencil holders, etc. Other responsibilities include: Wood Inventory Management, SolidWorks Standards Drawings, Drafting, Client Relations, Customer Service, Craftsman, and anything else they ask of me.
Jun 2011 - Feb 2014 (2 years 8 months)
I worked with a small company building and installing custom cabinetry and furniture for high end clients in the greater New York City area. Being the only employee, I was responsible for all the day to day operations. I have an attachment to every piece that I built, from the moment I unloaded the wood from the truck until we installed it in the clients home, I was the one responsible for every process. Responsibilities include: sole builder, inventory ordering, client relations, furniture installation, tool maintenance, spray finishing, project oversight, photography.
Product Design Intern
New York, NY
Mar 2011 - Jun 2011 (3 months)
Responsibilities Included: Product Development, Research, 3D Printer Maintenance, Prototype Fabricator, Conceptualization, User Research, and Marketing Research.