Innovations Manager @ Comar
Aug 2016 - Present (5 years 1 month)
Product development at Comar is driven by long-term relationships with customers and industry regulators, which help keep us aligned with market dynamics. I lead the design team here on a host of new projects to improve upon existing packaging or to design highly specialized solutions that will help differentiate our customers in their respective markets. As Innovation Manager I work with my team from concept development, to design and engineering, to modeling, prototyping and sampling through to commercializing. As a leading injection and blow molding company we offer some of the most unique custom molding solutions available anywhere. With a commitment to continued growth, standardizing best practices, and sharing information across the organization.
Sr Industrial Designer -Personal Care
May 2005 - Jul 2016 (11 years 2 months)
Creating new and innovative products for the Personal Care [Design] group. Engineering design agency models with Unigraphics to manufacturers specifications while preserving the integrity of the original design Developing parametric CAD models that are prototyped in-house and then tested on our pilot lines The categories that I am responsible for are: Early design facilitation, Ideation sketching Visualization / VR
Opportunity scoping Technical sketching, Intelligent & Responsive CAD Models retaining design intent – Faster decision making
Produce Accurate & Robust Advanced Surface Geometry – Quality surfacing for packaging
Industrial Design Professor
Jan 2013 - May 2016 (3 years 4 months)
Teach a night class on the Basics of NX 8, 3 credit design studio. Each student has a space for in-class assignments with an adjacent computer design studio, a clean room for large-scale mock-ups and a well-equipped model shop and a photography studio. In addition to the full time faculty, practicing professional designers are invited to teach studio courses ensuring that the student receives a practical and current education.
Industrial Designer Consultant
Jul 2006 - Dec 2014 (8 years 5 months)
Brand/Product development, Developed brand strategy
Concept Consulting, including design and manufacture strategy development.
New concepts for Toy/Pet and home goods
Give onsite and offsite design and manufacturing strategy.
Industrial Design Supervisor
Nov 1998 - May 2005 (6 years 6 months)
Guided the creative team in all stages of the development and execution of designs and model making
Conceived and executed design solutions for all divisions of Conair:
Personal Care, Cuisinart, Interplak, Professional, Rusk, Consumer Electronics, and Toiletries
Created engineering tooling packages for use by our overseas vendors
Constructed breadboard models in collaboration with our engineering team to prove functionality
and safety of product concepts
Developed over 250 new concepts in 2003 for the New Product Department
Worked in a very fast paced shop where it was necessary to multitask to meet aggressive deadlines
Traveled to Europe, China, Hong Kong, and Costa Rica to collaborate on concepts with all of our design offices
Display World Inc.
Jun 1995 - Mar 1998 (2 years 9 months)
Developed point of purchase displays for clients such as: Clarks, Brookstone, and Disney Created engineering drawings for developing efficient ways to set up the assembly lines Designed instruction booklets for each of our products Started an in-house silk screening line