Industrial Designer - Preschool team
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
- June 2013
Barrie, Ontario, Canada
Industrial Designer & Founder
- Worked with small and medium size businesses to provide industrial designs, CAD modeling and prototypes for manufacturing and presentation purposes. Clients included MegaPro (tools, Vancouver), Resonance (satellite communications, Ottawa) and Umbra (house wares, Toronto).- Strategized range expansion and managed product ideation for Ambutech mobility aids; assessed user needs and market opportunities while collaborating with executives, engineers and business planners, presenting at the executive level.
- Developed award-winning independent living aid concepts, addressing disability and ageing, with business planning for financing, market entry, manufacturing and system integration.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Assistant Language Teacher
- Taught English language skills and cross cultural awareness to students aged 7-14.
- Lived and worked with Japanese cultural formalities and etiquette.
- Worked with local business Hacoa to adapt and expand their products into a western market.
- Independently attended trade shows: Lighting Fair, Japan Shop, RetailTech, Barrier Free, and TEDxTokyo, to stay in touch with social and technological trends.
- July 2011
- Trained senior designers on modern software packages, (Adobe CS and SolidWorks.)
- Created CAD animations and illustration boards for customer presentations.
- Developed branding and marketing materials for tradeshows.
- September 2005
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Design Intern & Contractor
- Collaborated with in-house range managers, engineers and overseas manufacturers throughout the design process on a variety of projects.
- Became the first Canadian to work in the design department at IKEA of Sweden.
- Developed a complete style category (‘Country’) of flatware from sketches to production, under tight deadlines, (18 pieces in 23 drawings).
- Traveled across Europe and studied Scandinavian and European design on site, at tradeshows and in museums.
- March 2005