With a 20+ year history of hands-on design leadership, I have learned that design is about relationship building, collaboration and innovation…in that order. I have provided leadership in industrial design, graphic design, packaging design, end-use capture, design strategy, color and material, and the implementation of honed craftsmanship. I use my head, heart and gut instincts in successfully assembling, mentoring, and growing high-performance design teams, having successfully accelerated product development and design fluency/fluidity for my employers. I create exciting, and thereby highly productive work environments, while promoting synergy across business lines and global units to drive positive change, and focus on cohesive and comprehensive business approaches for enhanced profitability. Areas of Expertise include: Setting Design Strategies ~ New Product Leadership ~ Innovation/Creativity ~ Team Leadership ~ Human-Centered Design ~ Creating Exceptional Customer Experiences - Infusing projects with Authentic Stories ~ Compelling Value Propositions ~ Leveraging Emerging Technologies ~ Creating Brand Loyalty ~ DFM ~ DFA ~ Client Relationship Building ~ Pro/E Wildfire ~ SolidWorks 2015 ~ KeyShot 4.6 ~ Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign ~ Microsoft Office Suite ~ Design for Injected/Thermoformed Plastic ~ Cast/Hydro-formed Metal ~ Cut/Sew ~ Plastic/Paper Packaging ~ Sound, Acoustics and Electronics
ZeroHallibuton Garment Sleeve design recognized in 2005 Gentlemen’s Quarterly Magazines yearly “76 Perfect Things” issue alongside designs from Nike, Alessi, Starck, Sony and Graves.