Senior Innovation Manager
Commerce Charter Township, MI
May 2022 - Mar 2023 (10 months)
Responsible for managing company-wide innovation initiatives.
Research new technologies, trends, materials and product ideas to be implemented into new products and categories.
Product development and protoyping of the above initiatives in order to gauge internal and market interest of potential products.
Collaborated with overseas vendors and factories in order to achieve and produce desired products.
Creation and development of company intellectual property surrounding innovation projects.
Senior Product Manager
Ann Arbor, MI
Aug 2020 - May 2022 (1 year 9 months)
Managed the entire company portfolio of products, overseeing the development process from concept to launch. Products include both soft goods and injection molded tablet and laptop cases.
Defined product roadmap through relationships with end users, internal sales and tradeshow attendance along with extensive market research.
Responsible for managing relationship for development and production with overseas vendors to successfully execute final products within the defined target costs.
Collaborated with sales and marketing teams to coordinate product launches, packaging and content.
Provided sales support by identifying new product areas and creating relationships for special opportunity deals.
Oversaw protection of company IP, receiving several utility patents off of products and features I conceived.
Attended tradeshows to collect user feedback, competitor analysis and identify potential sales opportunities.
Senior Industrial Designer
Aug 2017 - Aug 2020 (3 years)
Senior Industrial designer of the internal design and R&D team, I designed and developed a wide range of consumer products for retail, landing over a dozen successful products in big box retail stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond, QVC, WalMart, Costco and Target.
Products included consumer electronics, health and wellness as well as aromatherapy and UV sanitation.
Worked with engineering, marketing and sales teams to implement feedback, design changes and provide vendor production support.
Overseas visits to manufacturers in Asia to flush out design and engineering issues prior to launch.
Managed 3D printing and Prototyping studio to quickly realize, handle and mockup potential designs.
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 2015 - Aug 2017 (2 years 7 months)
Responsible for designing and developing entire line of company products and marketing materials. Products include both soft goods and injection molded tablet and laptop cases.
Marketing, field research and trend analysis in the education sector to define product roadmap and product budget
Managing overseas production and development while maintaining factory relationships.
Feb 2014 - Dec 2014 (10 months)
Conceiving and developing a wide range of consumer products, electronics, medical devices and public spaces.
Offering design development and research services using Ideation Sketching, presentation building, 3D computer modeling and prototyping.
Research and analysis of field-specific trends, technologies and key features to create innovative, desirable product designs.
Creative Industrial Designer
Sep 2011 - Nov 2013 (2 years 2 months)
Responsible for designing a wide range of consumer products using
various medias; plastics, metal, fabrics.
Understanding market,client and user needs through market research
Defining a clear creative direction and user experience while developing
the design through ideation sketching.
Developing creative design in Solidworks taking into consideration
manufacturing technologies; Direction of pull, drafts, panels, etc.
Communicating on various levels with marketing personnel, suppliers
and factories in order to achieve project goals.
Art Director and Designer
Jan 2007 - Sep 2011 (4 years 8 months)
• Full responsibility for a wide range of communication products; design, concept and execution.
• Management and quality control for communication products produced at the company factories in China.
• Design and development for various international exhibitions.
• Managing various projects while directing a staff of designers.
Jan 2006 - Jan 2008 (2 years)
• Exhibition and point of sale Design.
• Technical design, understanding and preparing for production
• Marketing analysis and research and implementation for trends happening in the field of photography.
Auburn Hills, MI
Feb 2005 - Jan 2006 (11 months)
• Developed conceptual designs and implementation using company developed technology; advanced electronics for the automobile.
• Presented new product concepts to management using design Ideation and presentation in 2D and 3D programs as well as sketching.
• Worked closely with engineering team for product development