Manager of Design
AERIA Luxury Interiors
May 2013 - Present (8 years 4 months)
Creative Design Lead
Gore Design Completions, ltd
Apr 2012 - May 2013 (1 year 1 month)
This role directs the creative activities for GDC by leading the development of conceptual solutions for our clients. Team development is also my responsibility and includes mentoring and managing the design team in the conceptual phase. This sets the tone for GDC for being a leader in VVIP interiors, with amazing new techniques in presentations and incorporating the latest technology and trends. Lead the design team not only in aesthetics, but having them collaborate with the build and beauty of the interior, thus maintaining a balance from design to production. Branding the GDC product also falls under this role and is an integral part of the product and how it is perceived in the market place. This includes everything from marketing initiatives to creating the identity of the GDC brand.
In our market the competition is tough and the cliental even tougher, so we must constantly find a way to stand out from the crowd. Not only to design the best product, but to show the customers that GDC is truly the best choice. Creating a brand that identifies you as the leader is the real trick. This appears in everything from client presentations, to the interiors in which the clients imagine themselves escaping the bonds of gravity. With a cliental as savvy as ours, what will give you an edge in the market place? Price point will only get you half of the way. We need to show them something they can get exclusively from you by utilizing a revolutionary approach to selling interiors and improving how the clients perceive GDC through branding. The digital world is exploding with new technology and GDC is taking brave steps into a larger world, leaping past its competitors who continue to do the same things that have worked for them in the past. Perception of a product happens in minutes, and it is crucial to formalize the idea of GDC being the world leader in executive jets.
Gore Design Completions Ltd.
Aug 2009 - Apr 2012 (2 years 8 months)
Design lead for a VIP Boeing 777, and A320-200.
Introducing a new design process that will streamline our design process. This will fast track our products to market while increasing the quality of our interiors. Now is the time to do more with less.
Oct 2008 - Aug 2009 (10 months)
We are a design firm that specializes in furniture and interiors. We have in house capabilities to do low volume production runs or one off custom pieces. So if you are looking for a design firm that can not only give you great design but great product look no further.
Sr Industrial Designer
Mar 2004 - Jul 2008 (4 years 4 months)
Managed and designed 30' to 60' yachts.