Collaborative fund aims to be the leading source of capital for creative entrepreneurs who are changing the world. Research content for microsite www.healthydoseofimagination.com, the future of healthcare, social media copywriting and outreach, video series production.
Developed housewares, electronics and personal care products from concept to production. Tasks included user research, concept sketching, model making, user testing, 2D and 3D dwg packages, and design refinement. Provided female perspective as the only female industrial designer on a staff of twenty industrial designers. Drafted proposals for potential clients. Monitored budgets. Lead milestone presentations with clients. Provided leadership and direction to cross functional development teams. Coordinated internship program, mentored students from around the world. Clients: OXO international, Hewlett Packard, Schick, BIC, Lego, Pampered Chef and many more.
Partnered with head designers to execute seasonal women’s handbag design concepts post 1st prototype through engineering. Sketched new concepts as needed. Partnered with cross functional teams to refine concepts, materials, hardware and trim. Liaised with partners in pre-production, sample making, engineering and materials to facilitate development process with focus on pricing needs, production issues and commercialization.
Directed small team of product designers to execute seasonal design concepts through to commercialization. Partnered with multidisciplinary teams to oversee development and refinement of all product. Worked directly with cofounders to maintain design vision as well as with partners in sales, marketing, production and Asian factories to facilitate development process with focus on costing, development, and production issues. Traveled to Asia up to four times a year as well as domestic travel for buyer presentations and trade shows up to six times a year. Buyers included: Best Buy, Apple, Moma Store, Target and Whole Foods.
Create product from concept to execution in fast paced start up environment, sketch, model make, 3D CAD, etc, curate submissions, troubleshoot, factory liason, mentor, hire, source, style shoots, model, user research, user test, manage, produce web content, blog, participant in Quirky reality show, collaborate with multidisciplinary team.
University of Canberra
Bachelors of Industrial Design