Design Director, Outdoor Products
Feb 2016 - Present (5 years 10 months)
Drive strategic and creative vision for Samsonite's active lifestyle brand High Sierra. Manage the Outdoor Products categories including technical frame packs, hydration systems, and ski and snowboard gear.
High Sierra is the official supplier to the US Ski & Snowboard Team
Senior Product Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Apr 2012 - Feb 2016 (3 years 10 months)
Created satellite office in Los Angeles, CA to validate the design and development of High Sierra’s technical softgoods and accessories including internal frame packs, hydration packs, water bottles, and ski and snowboard bags.
High Sierra Sport Company
Apr 2010 - Apr 2012 (2 years)
Global manufacturer of luggage, backpacks, and outdoor gear.
(Acquired by Samsonite in 2012)
Managed the design and development of Back To School backpack category, leveraging color, material, and industry trends to launch value-driven products for prominent department stores and online retailers
Dec 2007 - Apr 2010 (2 years 4 months)
Award winning industrial design firm specializing in design and development of consumer electronics, juvenile products, commercial furniture, and medical products.
Executed user-centered research, hand sketching, digital rendering, and manufacturing specifications to create innovative consumer products