Wayne T Brezovar

Founder | Principal Designer

Chicago, IL, USA
WHY.
INNOVATIVE DESIGN LEADERSHIP. My passion is demonstrating strengths in leadership, design thinking, visionary design and creative entrepreneurship within product and packaging development. Successfully developed products within fortune 100 corporate and agency design teams such as Apple, Life Fitness and Hewlett Packard. A generalist in product and package design, I have an exceptional history in providing design direction to the overall development process by aligning concept creation into profitable business opportunities.

WHAT.
Empowering design teams in the creation of beautiful innovative solutions and personally developing award winning products within hi-tech, consumer goods, health & wellness, architectural, food & beverage, retail and medical markets.

Affiliations: IDSA (Industrial Designers Society of America), CMG (Color Marketing Group), Mhub Chicago

HOW.
Design Thinking + Design Methodologies + Strategic Branding + Creative Direction + Design Management + Industrial Design + Product Development + Packaging Design + Graphic Design + Contextual Anchoring + Trend Mapping Research + Conceptualization + UI/UX + R&D + Brainstorming + Manufacturing & Processes + Prototyping + Patent Creation + Visual Brand Language + Ergonomics + Illustration & Sketching + Art Direction + Signage + 2D & 3D CAD Specialist + Architectural Rendering + Color, Materials and Finishing + 3D Visualization + 3D Animation + Project Management + POP Displays + New Invention + Start-ups + Licensing

2D CAD: Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchbook Pro, Corel Painter, Ashlar Vellum, Cobalt, Argon, AutoCad, and Mechanical Desktop

3D CAD Surfacing & Solid modeling: SolidWorks, Alias, Maya, SketchUp, Revit, Fusion360, Strata 3D CX, PTC Creo, KeyShot and Rhino

Windows & MAC iOS: Project, PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Adobe Suite, and use Wacom Cintiq 21UX tablet, Keynote, ProCreate, GarageBand, iMovie

Six Sigma-Green Belt, trained in QMS, FMEA, CIM, DFMA, ISO, and Stage Gate Process

Work Experience

Brezovar Design LLC

Founder | Innovative Lead | Principal Designer

2008 - Present Chicago, Illinois, United States

Ferrara Candy Co

Design Management | Lead Industrial/Product Designer

Empowering design teams in "design thinking" and the creation of tasteful innovative solution. Developing award winning products within confectionary, food & beverage, packaging and display arenas
October 2021 - Present Illinois, United States

Apple Inc.

Creative | RCC Service | Creator of New Product Experiences...

- Creating experiences and enriching lives with Apple products and services. Helping dreamers become doers.
- Demonstrated ability to connect with customers through storytelling.
- Extraordinary presentation and public speaking skills with demonstrated ability to adapt to a complex audience with many learning styles.
- Deep and genuine connection to Apple’s passion for delivering the best customer experience possible.
October 2019 - October 2021 Illinois, United States

Life Fitness (Brunswick Company)

Design Management | Lead Industrial/Product Designer

2011 - 2018 Illinois, United States

Stephen Gould

Industrial/Product Design & Packaging Manager | Lead Designer

2008 - 2011 Chicago, Illinois, United States

Radius Product Development

Design Manager | Lead Industrial/Product Designer

2007 - 2008 Illinois, United States

HNI Corporation (Hearth And Home Technologies)

Industrial/Product Design Manager | Lead Designer

2005 - 2007 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Andersen Window Corporation

Industrial/Product Design Manager | Lead Designer

Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Logic Product Developemnt

Design Manager | Lead Industrial/Product Designer

Minnesota, United States

Hewlett-Packard (Compaq Computer Corporation)

Project Manager | Senior Industrial/Product Designer

Texas, United States

Education

University Of Wisconsin - Stout

BA - Industrial Design

Wisconsin, United States

Skills

3D CAD, 3D Visualization, Adobe Creative Cloud (all Product), Architectural Rendering, Ashlar Vellum, AutoDesk: Alias, AutoDesk: AutoCAD, Autodesk: Inventor, Autodesk: Maya, Brand Developemnt, CMF, Conceptualization, Corel Painter , Creative Direction, Design Direction, Design Thinking, Fusion360, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, KeyShot 7, Licensing, Microsoft Windows XP And Mac OS, Packaging Design, Patent Creation, Pro-Engineer, Product Development, Revit, Rhino, SketchBook Pro 7, Sketchup, Solidworks, Solidworks 2017, Start-up, Strata, Strata 3D CX, Strategic Branding, Trend Research, Visual Brand Language,

Awards

- Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, FlexStrider (free-motion cross trainer) fitness product
- GD USA American In-house Design Awards, Packaging, Product Design, Branding for: Mustad tools, Ngage Outfitters, ZON fitness
- ICAST “Best in Show” Award, Best product awards for “Mustad” fishing tool packaging, “Ngage” young adult fishing gear
- International Builders Show & HPBA “Best in Show” Awards, Pellet Stove & Fireplace Wall Control, Paloma Stove Design
- Guest Lecturer, International Window Coverings Expo, Project Odyssey Research
- NAHB “Best in Show” Award, Project Odyssey
- IDEA Bronze Award, Andersen Corporation, Window Design Research
- IDEA Bronze Award, Target Corporation, IFix Tools
- Good Design Award, Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design, Bird Cam 100

Skills

Design Thinking, Design Methodologies, Strategic Branding and Marketing, Creative Direction and Conceptualization, Trend Research, Contextual Anchoring, CMF (Color, Materials, and Finishes), Industrial Design, Product Development and Engineering, Prototyping, Manufacturing, Graphic Design, Product R&D, Concept Art, Design Management, Art Direction, Illustration, Patent Creation, Brainstorming Leader, Visual Brand Language, 2D & 3D CAD Specialist, Ergonomics, Inventor, Mechanical Engineering, Packaging Design and P.O.P Displays, Licensing and Branding.