Product Design Engineer
Regalo Baby International / Carlson Pet Products
Jan 2013 - Present (8 years 8 months)
Working as part of an international team of engineers and designers in cooperation with marketing and sales teams to design and develop new and innovative concepts to bring to the market. Successfully taking a hands-on approach to product development and implementation by actively participating in all aspects of concept creation from initial research to post production quality control. Frequently traveling overseas to work directly with factories and manufacturing facilities to ensure successful production and product safety. Managing proper product safety compliance to CPSC, ASTM and JPMA safety standards.
Assistant Product Design Engineer
Regalo Baby International
Dec 2011 - Dec 2012 (1 year)
Coordinating with partnering teams in China and The United States while working remotely from New Zealand. Managing various projects and facilitating necessary procedures while continually developing and redeveloping products and future concepts for both Regalo International and Carlson Pet Products.
Industrial Design Intern
Carlson Pet Products
Jun 2011 - Dec 2011 (6 months)
Working in cooperation with the design engineering team to help develop new concepts for both Carlson Pet Products as well as Regalo Baby International, two companies that reside under the same roof. Continually generating new product ideation while moving existing design solutions forward. Creating detailed CAD drawings and communicating process, function and form with overseas manufacturers.
Product Development Intern
Royal Pet, Inc.
Nov 2010 - Apr 2011 (5 months)
Assisting in market research, product ideation, material sourcing and competitive analysis for all new product development. Creating mold-ready CAD models and prototypes for new product designs. Working with manufacturing companies domestically and internationally to insure quality production standards. Assisting graphics, packaging and marketing departments in creating successful solutions for a client base including Wal-Mart, Target, Petco, PetSmart, SuperValu, Fleet Farm and Menards.
Product Designer and Brand Identity Coordinator
Cetha Cream co.
Jul 2009 - Nov 2010 (1 year 4 months)
Creating and updating the brand identity for a skin care company, specializing in moisturizing hand cream. Redesigning product packaging, graphics, website and marketing materials to ensure a smooth transition towards an updated product line. Coordinating with printing and manufacturing companies in China to see the product through it’s mass production and sales. Monitoring social media exposure while continually expanding and developing company web presence.