Designer, PROBLEM SOLVER, Gearhead

Professional

 

Dedicated and highly motivated industrial designer with experience at industry leading Fortune 500, as well as family-owned organizations. Extensive knowledge of consumer product design, detailed CAD modeling, prototyping, and manufacturing, who excels at creating market successful consumer products within a scheduled time frame and budget utilizing the stage-gate process. Highly organized at communicating aesthetically pleasing designs to cross-functional departments including project management, mechanical engineering, marketing, sales, and executive leadership teams.

 

Led deep-dive consumer and competitive market research to optimize product decisions based on costs and feature sets to elevate multiple brands across various brick and mortar as well as online retailers. Thrives at critical problem solving under time-centric situations of the design process focusing on attention to detail to ensure the achievement of strict quality and safety standards with minimal supervision via automation, workflow, and documentation optimization.

 

Flexible problem-solving abilities working directly with domestic and international partners delivering real-time solutions to manufacturing challenges during the development stage whether in-person or utilizing digital communication and conferencing.

 

Currently employed at Chicco USA (Artsana) in Lancaster PA, as a Product Designer.

 

Personal

 

I recently relocated back to my home state of Pennsylvania to live in beautiful Lancaster, after living in The South for 10+ years. I am married and have two incredible kids and two dogs.

 

I enjoy spending much of my time outdoors and in nature, working on my home, landscaping, and spending time with family.  Some of my passions are being a gear-head and working on my 92' Miata, 12' WRX, and 17' Wrangler. I also enjoy building and restoring furniture, I grew up playing the sport of lacrosse and have been involved with playing or coaching for 14+ years.