Design Studio Engineer
Translating studio designs into engineering solutions
* Working closely with industrial design, marketing, and engineering * Developing "class A" surfaces for manufacturability Lead Trim Engineer * Extensive market research including competitive product teardowns * Advanced technology development in plastics and finishes * Lead development of 3D geometry based on "class A" surfaces * Plastic injection molded part design, cost and weight optimization * 1 and 2-shot injection molding and in-mold laminate molding * Designing for and developing craftsmanship requirements * Analytical and physical testing adhering to federal regulations * Plant quality and manufacturing experience - following the 8D process, identifying root cause, and leading plant trials * Experience managing and leading a team of peers * Managed external suppliers/vendors Color and Materials Designer * Trend research for decorative finishes and exterior vehicle colors * Image board preparation and formal presentations * Vehicle interior design lead for special package vehicles
Associate Principal Engineer
Global Packaging Breakthrough Innovation * Lead packaging development for global breakthrough innovation projects as part of cross-functional team * Create and manage project timelines, P&L cost information, consumer and functionality test plans, and risk assessments * Define and validate KPIs for packaging * Follow consumer centric approach to development via persona creation, qualitative, and quantitative consumer testing * Lead trend research and reporting * Support regional packaging teams with innovation fairs through brainstorming, prototyping, and trend analysis * New technology research and landscaping analysis to aid strategy development * Work across time zones
Chicago, United States
Sr. Design Engineer
* Designed and developed cake decorating/crafting supplies and housewares while working closely with a team of industrial designers * 3D design using Solidworks for various manufacturing technologies (injection molding, blow molding, compression molding, vacuum forming, stamping, casting, machining) * Project coordination and management * Product testing and root cause evaluation of errors * Conducted industry and design trend research and report-out * Planned and conducted user research * Produced rapid prototypes using Dimension and Objet 3D printers * Managed
Product Design Engineer
Watersaver Faucet Co.
Product Development Engineer
Ford Motor Co.
* Designed and developed laboratory faucet and safety system components including rapid prototypes * Design of stainless steel/brass machined parts and plastic injection molded parts Create engineering solutions for new products using Solidworks * Develop complete set of product specifications for new product designs including BOM engineering drawings material selection and functional requirements
* Concept and creation of specialty cakes for various occasions