Solis Design House LLC
Jul 2014 - Present (7 years 3 months)
Consultant designer to clients that include Bed bath and Beyond, Walmart Canada, The Cellfie, Shurhold Industries, Office Depot/OfficeMax, Li & Fung and Staples. The scope of the projects range from concept generation to production 3d modelling, packaging and POP displays and supporting presentation for clients.
Director of Product Design and Development
Mar 2015 - Oct 2019 (4 years 7 months)
Responsible for design and development of products from concept to production for retail and online sales. Worked with outside design firms in the Hospitality industry for all major hotel chains to develop vanities and case goods for both room suites and public areas.
Union-Rich Products/Li & Fung Products PTE Ltd
Jan 2011 - Jul 2014 (3 years 6 months)
Designed Cut and Sew products such as lunch totes, ladies’ bags, Backpacks for the Reditostor brand. Developed tools bags for the Home Depot Husky brand in the US and Walmart brands in Canada.
Sr. Design Manager
MNA Creative/Office Depot
Aug 2005 - Nov 2013 (8 years 3 months)
Responsible for the lead design-ship of products from concept to production for Office Depot Products. Managed and mentored Jr. Designers through the design process and phases of projects. Awarded Office Depot's first Design Patent as well as awarded the 2011 Innovation Award for products designed. Clients: Office Depot, Hyde Tools.
Sherman and Reilly
Jan 2011 - Mar 2013 (2 years 2 months)
Designed and helped develop numerous large Tensioner/Puller Trailer units in full scale in Solidworks. Designed the ID for the MD-50 Dawg Puller machine. And created full scale 3D Solidworks models of their current transmission blocks for catalog, web and press materials.
Mid-Level Industrial Designer
Zenith Products Corp.
Mar 2000 - Aug 2005 (5 years 5 months)
Designed and developed plastic and metal bath products from conceptual phase to production. Created technical drawings and files using SolidWorks. Prepared presentation boards. I also worked closely with U.S. and Chinese vendors supplying them with plastic specs and 3D data for creating production molds.
Primary Plastics and Wire Caddy designer. Clients include Lowe’s, Home depot, Wal-Mart, K-mart, and Bed Bath and Beyond, Sears. Freelance: Silk Road Plastics New Jersey-2003 Developed mass-produced plastic consumer office products for Office Depot, Staples and Target.
Ancona 2, Inc
Dec 1995 - Mar 2000 (4 years 3 months)
Worked in all phases of the design process from conceptual stage to production phase including drafting engineering drawings.
Projects include; Cutlery sets, BBQ tool sets, Travel Bakeware sets, Sinkware, Seafood tool set, Seed broadcast spreader, and Desktop Accessories. Responsibilities: Model shop manager, 3-D solid modeling in SolidWorks. Clients include: Ekco Housewares, Via Int’l, Punch Products, L & N, Vetri Delle, Gilha, Rubbermaid, Earthway Products, and Cuisinart.
Sep 1993 - May 1995 (1 year 8 months)
Preliminary concept generation, ergonomic exploration, and 3-D modeling phases of projects. Refined designs on 2-D CAD, created 3-D foam sketch models, functional prototypes, corrugated packaging mock-ups, and hard presentation models. Responsibilities: Primary model maker. Clients include Dow Brands, Coleman Co., Pepsi Co., S.C. Johnson, Red Devil, Nestlé, Procter and Gamble, Dr. Scholl’s, Dial, Quaker State, and Beiersdorf.