Senior Designer Trade Show Exhibits
Manufacturing, Design, Management and Execution of trade show displays. * Use real time Design development sessions, as a digital bridge between Clients vision and the limitations of complex space planning. * Provide creative design solutions to enhance clients desires and to generate practical design solutions. * Manage client existing property inventories to maximize their impact on client shows while minimize there cost.
Corsair Displays (A Vollrath Company)
Manufacturing based design, development of Food service units for the Commercial Educational and the Entertainment markets * Played a key Role in obtaining the largest contract in past 5 years. Worked directly with two outside firm and client for over 18 months, to forge a bridge between an architectural vision the functional needs of the service provider and our ability to efficient manufacture the end result. * Generation a environment of creativity by thoughtfully using new materials and techniques and being open to alternative solutions
Building arts Designer
Production Based, development and restoration of commercial and residential spaces. * Created space plans, renderings, detail drawings for customer presentations. * Hands on execution of design plans, in field alteration and updates to maintain design integrity throughout the build. * General contractor responsible for timely completion of many onsite jobs. Assist the Master carpenters, electricians, masons and plumbers in the completion of their projects.
Senior Industrial Designer
ACCO BRANDS (MEADWESTVACO)
Managed product and retail display research, design, and development for consumer office product group. * Created over 100 new product concepts and product enhancements by leading product design and development efforts with internal and external resources. * Developed new product categories and retail display testing and innovations by working directly with and managing internal and external consumer research and trend analysis teams. * Avoided $1M annual costs by collaborating with multiple manufacturing and design resources, designing and developing retail universal rack system for large client. * Reduced concept developmental timelines with outside manufacturer 25% and reduced rework by using highly accurate 3D renderings for concept approval and development. * Raised design quality standards 50% by exceeding client's exceptions and establishing higher-level work quality and accuracy. * Reinforced brand strategies by establishing link between product development and retail display development. * Established high paced but more flexible and accurate project design process by managing and developing new design practices for industrial design group.
HUNTER FAN COMPANY
Researched, designed, and developed products for Hunter and Casablanca ceiling, bath, patio and garage fan lines. * Established 2 new product categories of pole and bath fan lines by researching and focusing on development of new product lines though design innovation. * Created 3 new technologies and implemented across product categories by research and development, solving design challenges, expanding product capabilities, utilizing lab testing and concept modeling, validating research, holding shared engineering patient for one technology. * Increased personal productivity rates 50% and decreased engineering reworks 25% by designing for manufacturing, using 3D software, bridging gap between product concepts and production manufacturing reality.
Managed company's resources, designed, developed and manufactured environmental exhibits trade shows booths, corporate interiors, theme restaurants, POP displays, retail stores, and sports bars. * Reduced project timelines, and created more opportunity for Owner / President by conducting sales calls, and developing new business. * Created rapid problem solving environment by hands-on oversight in designing, maintaining continuous interaction with design and production team members from initial design concepts to final production and installation. * Minimized production and design errors significantly by establishing open two-way communication system, centering on, and using Solidworks 3D software, bridging gaps between design and production resource. * Raised production team skills and confidence levels by working with them, translating one off arts and crafts finish techniques into repeatable production level finishes. OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE GREYSTONE MANUFACTURING - Design Engineer UNITED STATES NAVY - Nuclear Power Plant Operator