Dopamine Design LLC
Dec 2014 - Present (6 years 5 months)
Part Time Faculty
Apr 2014 - Present (7 years 1 month)
Lecturer in the Product Design and Interior Design programs.
Founding Partner and Creative Director
May 2011 - Present (10 years)
Responsible for creation, management and implementation of full brand experience.
-Product design, portfolio development, branding and marketing.
-Implementation and production oversight. (China)
Genneo is a company dedicated to portable energy harvesting products for indoor/outdoor use.
Our main focus is on Linear Generators and we are working on a full line of products for launch in the next 12 months.
Aug 2012 - Dec 2014 (2 years 4 months)
Team lead for ID on multiple global and domestic programs.
– Design Language + Full Product Line Design Lead
– User Research + Product Design & Development
– Design Thinking and Applications.
– Innovation Solutions.
Apr 2011 - May 2012 (1 year 1 month)
Lead Designer for Network Audio Solutions
Responsible for Audio Product Design and full cycle Design development process. Engineering and Design convergence.
Branding advisor and Design Strategist for new product portfolios.
Senior Design Lead
Sep 2008 - Apr 2011 (2 years 7 months)
Responsible for Handset design and development primarily focused on Latin American and EMEA markets from concept generation to implementation and mentoring of junior designers.
•Motorola I1, Lead Designer (1st Mil Spec 810F Android phone)
•Motorola I940, Lead Designer
•Active contributor to Design Language Evolution
Product Design Manager
Jun 2006 - Sep 2008 (2 years 3 months)
Product Design and Color Material Finish Manager for Devices and Accessories - Responsible for Product Design Strategy, Packaging, Branding and Color/Material/finish.
Assuring Consistency in Design throughout the product portfolio, Handsets, Accessories, C.M.F., Limited Editions, Co brands…
Leading design teams & vendors through all stages of product development as well as provide hands on Design and project ideation.
Negotiating client expectations against real-world limitations.
Working with cross-disciplinary teams located worldwide.
Managing of Design relationships between Sprint/Boost Mobile and manufacturers such as Sanyo, Motorola, Samsung, LG and others.
Design lead on Co-branded products. (Vans, Oakley, Grenade…)
Industrial Design Manager
Motorola Mobile Devices
Jun 2005 - Jun 2007 (2 years)
Industrial Design Manager for Motorola CxD (Consumer eXperience Design)
Management of product design dedicated to iDEN and CDMA devices for Sprint / Nextel and Boost Mobile.
Apr 2004 - Jun 2005 (1 year 2 months)
Industrial Designer at PININFARINA Extra - Research and Development Department - Cambiano – Italy
Clients: 3M, Maserati, Fastweb, Motorola, Olympic Committee for the 2006 Winter Olympics…
2005 – 2007 On assignment as Industrial Design Consultant for Motorola iDEN Subscriber Division. - Plantation Florida - USA
I.DE.A. Institute Spa
Sep 2002 - Apr 2004 (1 year 7 months)
I.DE.A. 3 Automotive and Industrial Design Project Development - Moncalieri, Torino - Italy.
Clients: Fiat Auto, Alfa Romeo, Lancia, Alcatel, Ducati, Telecom Italia, Brilliance Automotive, Iveco, Magneti Marelli, Piaggio.
2002 - Mar 2004 (1 year 10 months)
Fiat Advanced Design Concept Lab. Future mobility scenarios using modular vehicles and fuel cell technologies.
New Fiat 500 and Mini Cargo projects.
Project ADUS - Fiat / Lancia / Alfa Romeo - Milano.
Research project on Urban Mobility and Communications in Milan.
1998 - 1999 (1 year)
Oct 1994 - May 1996 (1 year 7 months)
Developing parts and accessory concepts for Opel, Vauxhall, Renault.
Developing indeation for concept cars for presentation in auto shows.
International Automobile Exhibition in Frankfurt (I.A.A.) 1995
Developed a concept, Mockup presented at International Automobile Exhibition in Frankfurt (I.A.A.) 1995, after which a full-scale prototype was built and presented at the Geneva Motor Show 1996.
Training in the area of production Management and Automotive Manufacturing systems.