Senior Lead designer / Illustrator
Master Cutlery Inc.
Master Cutlery is the "https://www.mastercutlery.com/Ecommerce/General/Default.aspx" largest wholesale knives manufacturer in the United States, the leader in manufacturing on a wide variety of products as well as Unique & Original Design Concepts Brands Licensed Brands and Licensed Movie & TV Collectibles. categories specialized in: Military/Tactical/Combat/Self Defense/Hunting/Outdoor/Survival/Collectibles/Medieval/Fantasy Licensed Brands: USMC "https://www.mastercutlery.com/Ecommerce/General/US-Army.aspx" USARMY, "https://www.mastercutlery.com/Ecommerce/General/Top-Chef.aspx" Top Chef Movie and Television Collectibles: "https://www.mastercutlery.com/Ecommerce/General/Walking_Dead.aspx" The Walking Dead, 47 Ronin Rambo Resident Evil . Since working for Master Cutlery as a senior staff member, I have taken on the most important role of designing and bringing new product lines to the market, and have increased the company's sales by five million dollars in the last two years. * Named as inventor on two US patents.
The Franklin Mint
Franklin Center, PA
The world's leading collectibles and gift company. Senior product designer, illustrator Combined creativity and design expertise to develop, illustrate, and execute various art concepts and projects to support the company's extensive and world-renowned product lines, including jewelry, dinnerware, decorative plates, clocks, pocket watches, prints, stamps, coins, dolls, porcelain/metal sculptures, and book covers. Produced traditional sketches of new product concepts/designs utilized computer programs and software to develop 3D drawings for enhanced production quality. Mentored junior designers in best practices for innovative product development. Personally managed multiple simultaneous projects, completing each quality product design on time, within budget, and according to specifications. Key highlights * Strong record of success in numerous design projects, including Princess Diana dinner plates, American Civil War dinner plates, Chinese gold coins, and porcelain fantasy dragon and clock, all of which were very popular and made millions of dollars in profits. * Honed strong cross-functional design skills creating a wide line of products from materials including porcelain, metal, glass, resin, and fabric. * Consistently honored for outstanding creativity and production received five consecutive "outstanding" year-end evaluations.
Reeves International Inc.
Breyer Division An award-winning marketer and manufacturer of the finest equine-related collectibles, toys, licensed products. Product categories include licensed products such as TV series "Saddle Club, " movies "Dreamer" and "Spirit, " as well as play sets, dolls, crafts, games, coloring books, jewelries and plush. Collectibles are mainly focused on holiday gifts, such as picture frames, ornaments, Limoges boxes, water globes, glass ornaments, dolls etc.