Lead Product Developer
Apr 2013 - Jul 2013 (3 months)
Experienced in Injection Molding and Compression Molding with TPU, Silicone, Liquid Silicone, PC, with a focus on Graphic Processes, as well as Soft Goods (Cut and Sew) products.
Maintained design intent while accounting for manufacturability, quality, and cost.
Focused on manufacturing for high volume production.
Brought in new suppliers with injection molding abilities and innovative graphics applications.
Trained the China PD team to assist and sign off on projects with short turnovers.
Launched and developed the Incase for Marc By Marc Jacobs Collaboration (MbMJ).
Established and maintained relationships with Asia based manufacturers.
Managed and developed over 350 SKUs in less than a year; over 100 SKUs to production readiness.
Created standardized documents for SOPs, QC Standards to maintain and improve product quality and processes.
Negotiated Pricing with Vendors; MbMJ Spring 2013 hit under the target for all SKUs.
Introduced new manufacturing techniques for graphics technologies.
Spent 20% of time overseas working onsite with manufacturers to manage quality and hold products to schedule.
Worked on Collaborations (not limited to) such as Shepard Fairey, Andy Warhol, Beams, Pr1zm,
Odd Future, Stussy, Volcom, Original Penguin, MbMJ, Ace Hotel, Mara Hoffman.
Mar 2012 - Jul 2013 (1 year 4 months)
Nanjing Jardine Enterprise Ltd.
Nov 2009 - Apr 2011 (1 year 5 months)
Designer & Sourcer.
Designed 3 Bedroom Sets for Chinese Market.
In charge of Finish and Upholstery for Contract Orders.
Liaison & Translator between Factory and Foreign Clients.
Worked with CAD team and factory to find furniture solutions for Chinese market.
Interpreted and translated compliance documents.
Attended textile and hardware sourcing trade shows in Shenzhen, and Shanghai.
Worked in Wood, Metal, Upholstery, Weaving, and Finishing.
Apr 2007 - Nov 2007 (7 months)
Performed Clerical or Administrative tasks
Installed new collections
Organized and keeping the Textile library current
Sent out/filling sample requests.
Answered questions about different lines and collections.
Experienced with Wyzenbeek and Martindale Rub Tests.
Interacted with Vendors such as Pollack, Castel, Maya Romanoff, Elitis, Bergamo Fabrics, Brentano, as well as Designers from Gensler, Brayton Hughes Design, Hirsch Bedner Associates, Huntsman Architectural Group, etc.
Assistant to Dan Friedlander
Jun 2004 - Aug 2004 (2 months)
Designed convertible sofa bed.
Met with Designers and Reps from Companies such as Kagan, Ligne Roset, Cassini, Ceccotti, Moroso, B&B Italia.
Assisted in the Opening of the Greens, an office space in Sacramento.
Created Press Releases for the opening of the Greens.