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Highly creative and prolific product designer who has worked in fourteen countries developing crafts, home accessories, seasonal décor, gifts, novelties, textiles, fashion accessories, toys, and furniture. Successfully introduced on-trend products in different markets for importers and retailers. High quality and detailed work efficiently meeting design and production challenges. EXPERTISE Product Design Hand Illustration and Artwork Packaging and Graphic Design Trends Research Material Development (Naturals) Trade Fair and Booth Design International Vendor Sourcing Small Enterprise Development Computer Software: Photoshop, CorelDraw, Illustrator, 3D Studio Max Handcrafting Skills: Handpainting and finishing, paper making, molding and casting, resin lamination, basic sculpting


February 2019 Her Flag Project: Artist Collaborator for the State of Idaho Her Flag is a brainchild of artist Marilyn Artus to celebrate the 100 years of the ratification of the 19th Amendment: the right of women to vote in the US. Women artists from the 36 states that ratified the amendment were chosen to create art to represent their state's suffrage story. The art will be in the form of a stripe that will be printed and sewn together when Marilyn will visit each state until August 2020, the 100th year. I was chosen to represent Idaho based on the art portfolio I submitted. Project website: https://www.herflag.com/ December 2018 Third Prize: The Art of Spring (Interactive Spring Display for the Shops at Crystals, Las Vegas, USA) LEDS Art and Hyve Crowd (USA, Germany) October 2018 Honorable Mention National Vivisection Society (NAVS) Art for Animals International Contest 2018 (USA) August 2018 FINALIST Osaka Design Future Christmas Design Award 2018 (Japan and Designboom) March 2018 WINNER Call for Artist: Art for a Trash Enclosure Eagle Arts Commission, City of Eagle, ID (USA) October 2017 FINALIST Hirosaki Apple Design Award Competition (Japan and Designboom) October 2013 BEST SELLING PRODUCT Manila FAME International October Edition (Philippines) Product: Loomwoven Water Hyacinth Bags and Purses September 2013 MOST INNOVATIVE PRODUCT (HOUSEWARES CATEGORY) Sikat Pinoy National Handicrafts Fair (Philippines) Product: Ferris Wheel Photo Frame Holder May 2012 BEST BUSINESS PLAN AND TRIPLE BOTTOMLINE AWARD Bamboo Shoot Snacks 5th Business in Development Challenge Philippines Oct. 2010 GRAND PRIZE FOOD CATEGORY: BAMSNACKS (Bamboo Snacks) International Bamboo and Rattan Product Ideas Competition World Expo, Shanghai, China April 2007 BEST PRODUCT DESIGN, Manila FAME International, Philippines

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