Apr 2019 - Present (2 years 7 months)
Product Designer for Kids Home Categories
Senior Product Designer
Fit + Fresh Inc.
Apr 2018 - Mar 2019 (11 months)
Drive new product innovation, design, and development of insulated lunch bags, food transport bags, gatherings bags, fitness bags, and containers. Create product concepts, technical specs, and provide styling direction to overseas partners to execute prototypes. Manage design and production of licensed and private label brands. Collaborate with design team on seasonal color palettes, design direction, and the stylistic evolution of our product offering. Travel to relevant industry shows gathering design inspiration, sourcing materials and purchasing artwork. Train and mentor junior designers, helping them to grow as individuals and artists.
Dorel Juvenile Group
Mar 2015 - Apr 2018 (3 years 1 month)
Design and merchandise on-trend and brand-appropriate juvenile product. Create artwork and partner with graphic artists to execute surface design vision. Collaborate with design team to reach departmental milestones, while responding to product marketing and sales initiatives. Manage design and production of licensed brands. Partner with overseas sourcing and development team to ensure high-quality prototypes delivered on time and within cost. Travel to relevant industry shows gathering design inspiration, sourcing materials and purchasing artwork.
CAD Textiles Designer
Dorel Juvenile Group
Mar 2013 - Apr 2015 (2 years 1 month)
Create original artwork from inspiration and direction from fashion designers.
Operate and maintain two large format digital fabric printers, color-matching
and printing yardage for product samples.
Identify seasonal color palettes from trend sources and refine for juvenile market.
Design seasonal style pages for creative team direction and inspiration, as well
as internal line reviews and retailer presentations.
Mar 2010 - Mar 2013 (3 years)
Design and merchandise juvenile product collections for in-house and licensed brands. Create product concepts, technical specs, and provide styling direction to overseas partners to execute prototypes. Collaborate with textile designers on artwork development. Manage design and production of licensed and private label brands.
Art Production Assistant
Jan 2008 - Dec 2009 (1 year 11 months)
Create techical files for gift and stationary concept development. Execute all aspects of pre-production development and quality assurance. Communicate daily with overseas manufacturing team on sample development. Maintain materials library.