2015 - Present (6 years)
Retail fixture design, engineering & development of 3D CAD virtual prototypes for production. Creation of all support materials to aid & assist the manufacturing process. Established comprehensive BOMs, cut bills & detailed part/plate drawing aid & assist all facets of production. ERP and enterprise software interfacing to manage part database for inventory management and production demand. Provided crucial support for business development initiatives, project managers, purchasing, sub-contractors, general contractors and all other tertiary disciplines involved in the manufacturing process.
Industrial CAD Designer
Wood Dale, IL
2012 - 2015 (3 years)
3D CAD concept models & drawings for client review & feedback to full detailed 3D CAD models for production. Generation & creation of bills-of-materials, estimation of new products, and ERP application duties associated with all aforementioned tasks. Day to day and project to project communication with third party vendors for subcontracted manufactured parts & materials. Ongoing navigation, management, & improvement of digital parts data base. Assist, interface, and troubleshoot with production & assembly teams on prototypes, special projects, as well as established products within the organization’s modular fixture & display system product lines.
Industrial Designer / Project Manager
2005 - 2012 (7 years)
Product development, general production problem solving, and design engineering of retail fixtures and architectural interior furnishings, specializing in the retail & hospitality industries. Primary responsibilities include generation of shop drawings from initial concept sketches to comprehensive detailed 3D CAD solid models for use in millwork shop, metal fabrication, and all third party vendors. Additional support for project managers and senior designers, such as design studies, model generation for rendering concepts, sketches for quotations, assist in management tasks, prototype development, refinement, and final production sample evaluations.
Graphic / Industrial Designer
Evergreen Park, IL
2004 - 2005 (1 year)
Graphic & industrial design responsibilities assisting engineerings, sales, and marketing departments. Generation of new product ideas, conceptual ideation, and product installation. Traveled throughout several business markets to conduct field surveys to identify areas for continual improvement as well as to identify potential new product opportunities.