By combining my retail sales experience and deep understanding of the design process, I hope to utilize my talents and real world training to create innovative products focused on user centered design, while fulfilling market and stakeholder needs.
Fall 2012, Summa Cum Laude grad of the GA Institute of Technology with a B.S. Industrial Design.
Developed high resolution, innovative, functional/aesthetic concepts for five national companies.
Refined design process, presentation, project management & cross disciplinary collaboration skills.
Industrial Designer at Eaton’s Cooper Lighting December 2013- Present
Actively involved in over 15 indoor, outdoor, commercial and retail LED projects. Engaged with Marketing, Engineering, Optic and Prototype teams developing concepts, refreshing brand design language, integrating experimental/patented technologies. Utilized sketch, modeling, Solid Works and graphic design skills to iterate and innovate, being awarded two provisional patents. Gained experience in CAD modeling of die cast, sheet metal and injection molded parts for tooling.
Industrial Design Intern at Kids II January 2013- November 2013
Conducted need finding through research, digital sketches, presented high quality Bunkspeed Photoshop/Illustrator renderings & Alias CAD models. Collaborated with Management, Marketing, Engineering, Packaging of the Infant and Toddler teams. Maintained style guides, design intent and generated detailed proof of concept directions for China prototype team. Maintained Z-Core and “pulled” 3D printed parts. Gained experience with injection molded PP & ABS tooling needs.
Manager at Redan Chevron Sept 2007 - March 2013
Managed & maintained my family owned 24 hour business, implemented new store procedures & training of staff. Daily tasks included purchasing/maintaining inventory, payroll, sales paper work, bank deposits, accounts payable, providing customer service & following franchisor requirements.
Sales Supervisor at Fry’s Electronics April 2006 - July 2007
Retail management of desktop, laptop, small electronics & accessory sales. Gained experience in computer components, training & supervision of sales staff, upkeep of product planograms.
Sales Associate at Oasis Wireless May 2005 - March 2006
Retail sales of wireless devices, researched and conveyed new device technology to customers.
Installation Specialist at Advanced Muffler and Brake June 2003- May 2004
On job training of tools and machinery, MIG welding, vehicle maintenance & supported mechanics
Software and Product Design Skills
Mac os, Windows & Office Suite
Adobe Suite (photoshop, indesign, illustrator) : generating quality vector & graphic design
Solidworks CAD (preferred) : generating “looks like, works like” concepts
Alias & Rhino3D CAD (amateur) : generating class A surface models
Sketchbook Pro (wacom) : detailed digital product concepts/sketches
Bunkspeed & Photoview360 :rendering dramatic perspective images
Design process : brainstorming, need finding, high resolution model making, metal forming, hand tools & 3D printing to proof concepts
I am multilingual, (English, Afrikaans & Zulu) born in South Africa and living in the U.S. for 12 years
allows me the ability to implement a multicultural dimension to product design.