Business Development & Innovation Design Manager
Sep 2019 - Present (1 year 10 months)
Oct 2009 - Present (11 years 9 months)
I share half of the design and production responsibilities of Dawnamatrix Designs. I also manage the company's fashion shows, and assist in public relations.
Senior Product Designer
Oct 2016 - Sep 2018 (1 year 11 months)
Idea generation, design, project management, on-site factory sample review, and full-cycle product development of a myriad of different toys.
Senior Product Developer
Mar 2015 - Oct 2016 (1 year 7 months)
Innovating new S.T.E.A.M. products for 8-14 year old learners. My daily activities range from strategic research to design, modeling, focus group testing, instructions, and overseeing manufacturing
Lead Industrial Designer
Aqua Leisure Industries
Jun 2012 - Jul 2014 (2 years 1 month)
Industrial Designer, Tommy Bahama, The Little Gym, Coppertone, Pipeline, Waterlife, – Multiple creative roles in overseeing the development of more than 100 products in injection plastics, wood, welded inflatable PVC, cut & sew, and EVA foam. I am responsible for research and conceptualization, coordination of Hong Kong engineering division, and on-site Chinese factory quality inspection and relations. I have also designed, constructed, and managed our trade show booth at our industry show in New Orleans, LA, and twice designed and constructed our company show room in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.
Inventor, Founder, and President
Jan 2012 - Jan 2014 (2 years)
Kickstarter.com funded venture to develop tooling and manufacturing processes transforming discarded bike chains into designer jewelry. I successfully raised $11.5K for my startup, and sold over six hundred additional pieces through UncommonGoods.com. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/bengould/lifecycle-bracelets
Associate Production Manager
Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Dec 2011 - Dec 2011
Production manager for all touring locations outside of Boston. I was responsible for all logistics with the theater and performers needs, ensuring that all of the artists and performers were able to focus on the creative tasks at hand. I also oversaw set strikes after each performance, equipment load-out, and drove our truck to the next location.
Design Adaptation Specialist, International Packaging
Nov 2010 - Sep 2011 (10 months)
Design of new packages and instruction booklets using the Creative Suite, while coordinating domestic approvals and international support.
5 Wits Productions Inc.
Apr 2010 - Nov 2010 (7 months)
Design and fabrication of one-of-a-kind kinetic and electromechanical room-sized games and puzzles for “20,000 Leagues” & “Espionage”
American Repertory Theatre
Oct 2009 - Oct 2009
Collaborated with American and UK teams to design and build an immersive theatrical environment.
In-house freelance designer
Apr 2008 - Sep 2009 (1 year 5 months)
I produced graphics for existing clock merchandise, designed new products, and made presentation materials for clients like Disney, Target, and Marvel Comics.
Sculptor, painter, builder
Sep 2008 - Jan 2009 (4 months)
Custom Creations is a large-scale styrofoam sculpting house in Union City, NJ. While I worked there, I created a 500 pound, two-story tall robot for Google headquarters, and an entire human-sized maze for laser tag.
May 2007 - Aug 2007 (3 months)
Responsibilities included sketching, model-making, ideation,
photography, computer rendering, and presentation materials.