Extensive knowledge of and experience with materials and manufacturing methods
Creative contemporary design aesthetic sensitivity
Rapid concept generation ability through drawing and rendering
Strong functional prototyping and photo-realistic model making capability
Proven multi-disciplinary teamwork, project management, organization & problem solving skills
3D CAD – Autodesk Inventor (expert), Autodesk AutoCAD (advanced), SolidWorks (experienced)
2D CAD – Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign
VanDuzer Design & Marketing, Reading, PA (March 2013 – Present)
Product & Graphic Designer
I currently work as a freelance designer for various clients and on my own design related
projects in my free time.
Fleetwood Fixtures, Leesport, PA (May 2011 – March 2013)
As an integral part of the newly formed Creative Design & Development Group, I was
responsible for designing, prototyping, detailing, value engineering and building customized retail furniture and fixtures in close partnerships with a large variety of major retail brands including: Aeropostale, Anthropologie, Art of Shaving, Athleta, Banana Republic, BHLDN, Bloomingdale’s, Boscov’s, Boyd’s, Burt’s Bees, CK, Crocs, DKNY, Gap, Just Born, King Arthur Flour, Lee, Lord & Taylor, NewTree, NYDJ, Quiksilver, REI, Roxy, Spanx, TaylorMade-Adidas, and Urban Outfitters.
Innovative Office Products, Inc., Easton, PA (May 2005 – May 2011)
Product Designer / Engineer
As a central player in a multidisciplinary product development group I was responsible for
providing research, design, prototyping, testing, documentation, specification and evaluation of all new products. These responsibilities necessitated close involvement with personnel in all departments and stages of product development up to and including final production. I also represented Innovative at various trade shows and meetings around the world. I had a pivotal role in the design and engineering of the following award winning products: Busby™ USB Mount, EVO™ Monitor Arm & Pole Mount, Cricket™ Laptop Stand, Original EVO™ Monitor Arm & Laptop Arm, MOOV™ Medical Cart System, and IOP 9400 Medical Boom Arm
During all of my professional design endeavors I have successfully practiced the following
strategic method (which is always open for tweaking) to create and develop award winning and marketable products and solutions:
1. Evaluate the market and determine areas of opportunity with marketing and sales groups
2. Meet with potential clients to observe and understand their wants and needs
3. Develop project scopes based on requirements for target markets and customers
4. Brainstorm concepts through sketching, CAD, model making and rapid prototyping
5. Work with engineering and machine shop professionals to design and test models
6. Design the look, feel and function of the product(s) with great attention to every detail
7. Specify materials, finishes and colors of all components
8. Work with domestic and foreign manufacturers on tooling and production methods
9. Assist with packaging and marketing direction
10. Present ideas, models and final products to clients and target industry professionals
SMI Corporation, Douglassville, PA (January 2010 – Present)
Product Designer / CAD Drafter
Responsible for designing and retrofitting custom brake solutions for large industrial
machinery such as in dragline cranes and wind turbines.
Duzeo Product Design, Bala Cynwyd, PA (May 2004 – August 2004)
Product Designer / Intern
Responsible for submitting concepts used in the initial stages of product design and
development. This included research, brainstorming, design and prototyping of outdoor lighting and children’s furniture concepts.
Recreational Equipment Inc., Conshohocken, PA (August 2001 – May 2005)
Sales Specialist / Shop Technician
Responsible for providing customers with information and products that met or exceeded
their outdoor activity needs. I was also responsible for bike, ski and snowboard assembly,
maintenance and repair.
Rounds VanDuzer Architects, Falls Church, VA (Summers 1998 – 2002)
Responsible for site surveying and documentation through photography, measurement
and CAD entry. I was also responsible for executing in-house office renovations.
Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science, Industrial Design
Cumulative 3.5 GPA