Senior Industrial Designer
Aug 2008 - Present (12 years 8 months)
-Function as an in-house designer for a $13 Billion dollar company generating innovative packaging solutions for major global companies in North America and Latin America, such as Pepsi, Coca Cola, Goya, Gatorade, etc
-Generate Innovative, award winning, packaging solutions for major global companies for products distributed throughout North America and Latin America to highly diverse consumer demographics. Won two external awards from the design and packaging communities and three internal Amcor Outperformace awards for innovation and customer service during the FY 14.
-Lead the development and design for the global redesign for Gatorade's new "Oliva" packaging, an ultra lightweight container that features a 30% reduction in material, a one material closure, and is the lightest 500ml hot fill container in the world. it will be distributed in 6 sizes throughout the entire Latin American region saving 1.5 Million Kilos of plastic annually.
Freelance Industrial Designer
Jan 2005 - Present (16 years 3 months)
-Create original design solutions for the furniture, consumer product, and architectural elements industries
-Collaborated on projects with Keystone Engineering, Howard Miller, and CSE Design Studio to contribute leading-edge solutions to real world problems
-Produce concept renderings, animations and marketing material for sales campaigns for clients such as Around the Clock Landscaping, Simply Breathe Massage Therapy and Leaf Solar Power
Model Shop Supervisor
Western Michigan Univeristy
2005 - 2007 (2 years)
-Managed Industrial Design studios and taught a variety of model building skills and techniques to students to develop feasible concepts for production.
-Oversaw the production of all concept models and furniture projects for design studios from inception to completion
-Coordinated the procurement of materials, shop layout and utilization, and staff training to ensure OSHA regulations were met