Freelance Industrial Designer
May 2016 - Present (6 years)
Elk Grove Village, IL
Oct 2013 - Apr 2016 (2 years 6 months)
Designed and developed travel bags and accessories from initial product brief to final production. This process includes market/trend research, rapid iterative sketching, technical illustration, factory spec/communication, prototype analysis and refinement, product testing and price assessment.
Industrial Design Intern
May 2012 - Aug 2012 (3 months)
Collaborated with industrial designers, marketers, and engineers in the development of three-dimensional branding for a variety of clients. I was responsible for making renderings and CAD models that were brought to client meetings.
Screen Printer Assistant
Stitch Graphics Inc.
May 2011 - Aug 2011 (3 months)
Worked alongside screen printers, assisting them in the mixing of ink, preparation of screens and organization of textiles intended for distribution. During my time at Stitch Graphics, I became aware of the importance of building relationships with customers and creating quality goods.
Cold Drink Inventory Intern
The Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Jul 2010 - Dec 2010 (5 months)
Implemented a new inventory system that located and identified Coca-Cola vending machines in the marketplace. Through this internship, I developed professional communication skills as well as used creative problem solving to improve the inventory process. I also took a leadership role in the organization of merchandise in the vending warehouse.
Philadelphia Coca-Cola Bottling Company
Jul 2009 - Jun 2010 (11 months)
Maintained and built beverage displays according to Coca-Cola Standards, learning the importance of product visual communication. I also developed professional relationships with store managers, salesmen, and area sales managers through discussions regarding displays and delivery expectations.