Jan 2013 - Present (8 years 11 months)
Leading the design team for portfolio projects in the cabinet
hardware category. Product design and development for all other
Liberty home decor categories. Subject Matter Expert in Style and
Design Trends including international travel, roadmaps, and
curating compelling visual reports. Key speaker in customer
presentations with focus on trend and design. Participating in
Strategic Initiatives for the company. Manager to all design
co-ops through project management and developing skill sets to
FREELANCE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
May 2007 - Jan 2013 (5 years 8 months)
A range of experience and expertise in the housewares and
consumables industries, with comprehensive knowledge of
materials and manufacturing processes and limitations. Provided
services for product design + development, ideation and group
brainstorming, housewares design, brand strategy, & product
design. Companies: Schawk! Inc. | NeatNix Inc. | Rive LLC. | Joss Design Group
Inc. | Radius Product Development | forteos product development | TJW Product
Development LLC. | Sierra Housewares | ELKAY Manufacturing Inc.
Chicago Display Marketing Corp
Feb 2010 - Jan 2012 (1 year 11 months)
Assisted retailers and brand marketers by providing innovative
design solutions with an emphasis on manufacturability and cost
effectiveness. Specialized in POP displays and signage for retail
programs that attracted customers to achieve marketing goals.
Feb 2008 - Feb 2009 (1 year)
Designed and developed products for the Sanitary and Kitchen
platforms. Worked as a design lead in cross-functional efforts of
engineering, marketing, and manufacturing from project scope to
product launch. Established brand strategy and product
roadmaps as part of new product planning. Generated concept
sketches, renderings and foam models, prototypes for human
factors testing and presented projects for Design Reviews to the
Board & Chairman.
Home Products International Inc.
Mar 2007 - Feb 2008 (11 months)
Contributed at every stage of the design process including:
project definition, market research, initial concept ideation,
sketching, rendering concepts for presentation, working with
overseas sourcing for materials and manufacturing, instruction
manuals and packaging.
Industrial Designer | Student
MOTOROLA | IPD Program with UIC
Aug 2006 - May 2007 (9 months)
Demonstrated leadership and competence on a 7-member
interdisciplinary team from marketing research to design
completion. Produced the final visual prototype model and
presentation. Demonstrated communication skills by representing
the team in design reviews with the client.
Industrial Design Intern
Jan 2006 - Sep 2006 (8 months)
Designed and developed concepts for products in the LeEuforia
home line as well as conceptual project work.