Oct 2019 - Present (1 year 11 months)
• Develop unique personal care and beauty products for various kids’ licenses.
• Design packaging and specs for products.
• Revise artworks for licensor submissions and approvals.
Licensed brands: Disney, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Universal Studios, Warner Bros, Entertainment One
2012 - Present (9 years)
• Provide concept sketches for new products.
• Build concepts into working 3D models and generate tooling files for rapid prototyping.
• Render graphics in vector file format.
Senior Packaging Designer
New York, NY
Jul 2018 - Oct 2019 (1 year 3 months)
• Develop unique packaging gift sets for difference licenses
• Manage and assign tasks to designers overseas
• Review pre-production samples
• Keep track of artwork submission and approvals
Licensed brands: Disney, Nickelodeon, Dreamworks, Universal Studios, Warner Bros, Netflix
Senior Graphics Designer
New York, NY
Jan 2018 - Jul 2018 (6 months)
• Oversee product and packaging artworks.
• Communicate with factory
• Develop new product lines for Dermasil and Johnson Parker
Feb 2016 - Jan 2018 (1 year 11 months)
• Created full palette shippers for JC Penney, Kmart and Sears
• Design and build presentations for holiday programs for Walmart US and Canada
• Develop new packaging and display concepts for market meetings
• Oversee packaging design team, prioritize projects to maximize team efficiency
• Communicate with factories overseas to ensure sample accuracy and minimize revisions and delays
• Reach out to vendors for pricing and development time
• Keep track of licensing approvals
Licensed brands: Nickelodeon, Marvel Comics, Avengers, National Hockey League, Disney, Star Wars, Dreamworks, Barbie, Universal Studios properties, ACDC, DEF LEPPARD.
New York, NY
Jan 2015 - Feb 2016 (1 year 1 month)
• Worked on concepts for licensor approvals, develop whole lines of licensed themed home décor sets
• Spec out products for initial sampling
• Develop packaging artworks and PDQs for Walmart and Toys R Us presentations
• Build large scale mock ups and decorations for showroom during market week
Licensed: Nickelodeon, Marvel Comics, Avengers, Major League Baseball, National Football League, Disney, Star Wars, and Dreamwork's Trolls.
Lead Product Designer / Licensing Manager
Nov 2013 - Jan 2015 (1 year 2 months)
• Develop innovative products based on current trends, new technologies and play patterns
• Design packaging and displays that entice customers interests
• Develop 3D digital mockups for presentations, and 3D modeling for rapid prototyping
• Reviewed and revised prototypes and pre-production samples that were currently in production
• Submit concepts and communicate with licensors for product approvals and brand assurance
Licensed brands: Hello Kitty, Lalaloopsy, Monster High, My Little Pony, Angry Birds, Skylanders, Spider-Man, Skechers
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Senior Product Designer
Dec 2008 - Nov 2013 (4 years 11 months)
• Develop products and packaging artworks.
• Design presentations and product catalogs for sales meeting
• Managed projects with licensors for quality and brand reassurance
• Reviewed prototypes that were currently in production, communicate with factories overseas
Licensed brands: Nickelodeon, Marvel Comics, MLB, NFL, NHL, College Football (CLC), Nascar, DC Comics, Discovery Expedition, Bubblicious, Mexican Futbol, Nascar, Apple Bottoms
Commonwealth Toys and Novelty Co
Aug 2007 - Sep 2008 (1 year 1 month)
• Designed licensed products and in house brand toys including animated plush, kids home décor items, and fashion based accessories for young children.
• Reviewed and revised prototypes of items that were currently in production.
• Created concepts for new products.
Licensed brands: Nintendogs, CFA (Cats Fancier Association), Ubisoft Petz, and Kooky Pens.
Jun 2006 - Aug 2006 (2 months)
• Designed licensed products for seasonal line-ups including airblowns, animated plush, as well as lawn and garden décor.
• Reviewed and revised prototypes of items that were currently in production. Created concepts for new products.
Licensed brands: Peanuts, Disney