Sr. Furniture Designer
Oct 2018 - Present (2 years 11 months)
Manager-Product Design & Development
Cheyenne Products, LLC
Nov 2016 - Jun 2017 (7 months)
Drive new designs and development cycles for the division to develop timelines.
Prioritize all new product developments & manage each project through to completion
by specific deadline. Visit overseas suppliers to evaluate quality, review samples and
production process, and ensure the production of products support brand and quality.
Bossier City, LA
Aug 2009 - Oct 2016 (7 years 2 months)
Design & develop products from start to finish in an independent as well as team
environment. Market research, material research, and ideation for immediate and
future projects. Work with management and review boards to accurately present
and modify designs to achieve the desired end product.
Jan 2007 - Apr 2008 (1 year 3 months)
Developed design packets including scale and dimensioned elevation drafting of RTA
Office Furniture, rendering of case goods detail, creation of new finishes through laminating
and other multimedia, and interaction with manufacturer to revise product
specifications and proportions.
Jan 2003 - Dec 2006 (3 years 11 months)
Design and developed lighting fixtures, portable lamps, and decorative accessories.
Travel to China factories, ensure design goals are met in production.
Improved vendor contractors and internal operations with respect to logistics.
Coordinate and manage design goal with outsourcing designers on advanced projects.
Director of Design
Jan 1997 - Jun 2001 (4 years 5 months)
Design and developed lighting fixtures, portable lamps, wall décor, and decorative accessories.
Travel overseas to work with manufacturers to evolve current design and add to look
for additional areas of opportunity & internal operations with respect to logistics.
Approve all final design details, samples, and pre-production samples.
Master Design Furniture
Feb 1986 - Dec 1996 (10 years 10 months)
Managed quality and engineering affairs and assurance.
Coordinated design goals with clients, outsourcing designers and vendors.
Interacted with marketing, sales and manufacturing members to ensure design goals
were met in production.