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Product Designer Innovator
profile Expert industrial/mechanical product designer and innovator, with a passion for excellence. years of professional, clientfacing, handson, highly technical, product design experience over a broad range of hard goods and soft goods industries, with a focus on holistic, functional, highperformance design. personal skills Creative, Innovative Thinker Complex Problem Solver Excellent Communicator computer skills Advanced Computer Proficiency OS, Hardware, Driver Setup SolidWorks Pro yrs exp. Basic ProE, Rhino, AutoCad, MasterCam design skills ID, Aesthetics & Branding Research & Development Complex ElectroMechanical technical skills Manufacturing & Processing Materials Expert Textiles, Pattern Making & Sewing Expert Sculpting & Shaping Prototyping Technologies Process & Material Development industries designed for Transportation Electronics & Appliances Power Tools & Equipment Bicycles & Sporting Goods Effective Team and Project Leader Team or Solo Productivity Strong Work Ethic All MS Office Applications + Project, Visio, etc. Adobe CS, Illustrator, Photoshop, PageMaker Experience in WinAVR & AVR Studio MRP, PDM, EZGenerator, FTP, and more...
Advanced Surfacing & Modeling CAE, Drafting, GD&T, FEA, CAM UI Function & Wireframe Composites & Tooling Sourcing & Procurement Machining, Turning & Welding Fabrication & Fine Carpentry Expert Mechanical & Electrical Automotive Technologies Luggage & Packs Automation & Mechatronics Medical & Pharmaceutical Toys & Packaging
Décor & Housewares Kitchenware & Food Handling Footwear & Textiles Lighting & Furniture
professional experience CONCEPT TO COMPLETION Responsible for carrying roughly projects from concept, through the entire product design and development process, including industrial design, mechanical/electronic design, prototyping and manufacturing startup. HOLISTIC DESIGN APPROACH Able to quickly and accurately develop concept, direction and branding for projects by carefully listening to client and reading client needs, while factoring in knowledge, experience and extensive design research of target industry. Always striving to exceed client expectations via robust designs that encompass branding, aesthetics, user experience, ergonomics, function, ecology and manufacturing. TEAM/PROJECT MANAGEMENT Successful executive management of design firms and design departments through good planning, team building, always exceeding client expectations, and a commitment to excellence in everything that we produce. Successfully interdepartmental team building through mutual respect, good communication and proven competence and knowledge in all involved operations, and constant review of processes to improve efficiency. Successfully coordinated teams of up to people and projects with singular budgets as high as $,. Management and facilitation of overseas manufacturing, including onsite inspection and corrective action.
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NW Wallula Avenue Gresham, Oregon tel .. , portfolio: employment history EPOCH PRODUCT DESIGN a dba of Grüne Technica, Inc. Gresham, Oregon Director of Design / CEO, Present Founded as a parttime venture in , EPD became a fulltime endeavor in . Some of my first clients included Bomatic, Buell, DesignWorks and Oakley and now includes companies like GE Healthcare. As the principal designer, I work directly with clients to design and develop innovative, robust consumer products. Involved with every step of the design process: concept sketches; develop design solutions and strategies; CAD design and engineering; choosing appropriate technologies; creating dynamic prototypes; sourcing parts and vendors; onshore and offshore vendor/project management; and everything else necessary to run a successful design firm. FOARM, INC. recently purchased by Polo Custom Products Santa Barbara, California Director of Design, resigned to focus on blossoming design firm I worked with clients to develop the best design solution for their needs in custom protective foamfabrichybrid semisoft cases for instruments, equipment and even sunglasses. I renovated and rejuvenated the design department by instigating project scheduling and design documentation, as well as introducing computers and CAD at my own expense. I played a pivotal role in the design of all new products, tooling, process development and prototyping during my tenure. After my resignation, Foarm consistently hired my design services year after year, especially when it involved design of more complex products and tooling. ZANY CONCEPTS Newport Beach, California Principal Designer/ Founder, firm fell victim to domestic dissolution Founded at the request of clients, recommended by friends who knew of my design skills and history of innovation. Using my innate artistic and mechanical design skills along with my knowledge and skills in fabrication, manufacturing and materials I worked on an impressive array of hard and soft goods, ranging from luggage, to bicycle accessories, diesel engines, retail spaces, tradeshow booths and vending machines. accomplishments Six issued utility patents to date, with several pending. Designed the first PDA wrap; involved in the early development of the snowboard; designed the first aerobicycle helmet; designed the first garment pannier; and responsible for advances in compression molding, pressure forming and RTV molding technologies. Earned GE Healthcare `preferred vendor&; status in for outstanding quality and consistency in service. education Ongoing work, research, training, and study of relevant publications and trade journals Comparable to Masters in Industrial Design years of research and design experience in a professional capacitycomparable to the aspects of this curriculum most relevant to realworld, successful design Comparable to Bachelors in Engineering see above Formal coursework and certification: Advanced Material Science, Cerritos College, Bicycle Mechanics, United Bicycle Institute, Architecture, Santa Rosa Junior College, Automotive Technologies, Cypress College, ROP certifications: Welding and Brazing , Small Engine Repair , Auto Body Repair
personal I enjoy design, travel, architecture, culture, music, photography, cycling and outdoor adventure. Language: Native English, basic German.
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