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Highly skilled and experienced product designer with a proven track record in developing a wide variety of commercially-successful products. Have worked in fourteen countries, building a more global understanding of market requirements, various materials, factory capabilities, cultural taste, and product needs.

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Highly skilled and experienced product designer with a proven track record in developing a wide variety of commercially-successful products. Have worked in fourteen countries, building a more global understanding of market requirements, various materials, factory capabilities, cultural taste, and product needs.

CORE QUALIFICATIONS

Global Experience – Worked in fourteen countries: Bangladesh, China, Ecuador, France, Germany, India,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, and Vietnam.

Product Categories – Design capability includes Tabletop, Home Décor, Gifts, Christmas Trim, Fashion
Accessories, Toys, Furniture and Soft Home products sold to major US, European, and Asian importers
and retailers.

Fair Trade/Sustainable - Extensive design experience with Fair Trade manufacturers in Asia and their
buyers. This also includes building business skills and entrepreneurship along with hands-on
development of saleable products, oftentimes made of sustainable materials such as bamboo, reed,
coconut, shells, and natural fibers.

Graphic Design - Visual Merchandising and Graphic Design skills have included packaging, labels, cards
and stationery, logos, posters, and compelling trade show exhibition designs.

Creative Expertise: 3D Studio Max, Corel Draw, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and MS Office

Craft Related Manual Skills: hand illustration, painted finishes, paper-making, resin and paper pulp molding,
sculpting and casting, resin lamination, various multimedia prototyping
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• Design for home accessories, gifts and decors, furniture and furnishings, packaging, graphics, exhibitions, and consumer industrial products.

• Project management focusing on product and entrepreneurship development.

• Design trends and market research.

• Technology development focusing on innovative and… Read More
• Design for home accessories, gifts and decors, furniture and furnishings, packaging, graphics, exhibitions, and consumer industrial products.

• Project management focusing on product and entrepreneurship development.

• Design trends and market research.

• Technology development focusing on innovative and sustainable use of natural materials and eco-friendly design.

• Design training for students, out-of-school youths, design professionals and entrepreneurs.

• Crafts-related skills training on paint finishing, handmade paper, resin and paper pulp molding and casting, resin lamination, papiermache, and various décors.

• Networking with buyers, exporters, producers, suppliers, and other business development providers.

• Computer skills: 3D Studio Max with Vray, CorelDraw, Adobe Photoshop, MS Office Read Less
• International Network for Bamboo and Rattan Latin America (Inbar-LAC)
• World Fair Trade Organization Asia
• PaCO (Partner Committee, Inc.) in Asia and Africa
• Artisanat SEL, France
• Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (Kraftangan Malaysia)
• National Craft Institute Malaysia
• Sri Lanka Expo… Read More
• International Network for Bamboo and Rattan Latin America (Inbar-LAC)
• World Fair Trade Organization Asia
• PaCO (Partner Committee, Inc.) in Asia and Africa
• Artisanat SEL, France
• Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation (Kraftangan Malaysia)
• National Craft Institute Malaysia
• Sri Lanka Export Development Board
• Traidcraft Exchange, United Kingdom and Bangladesh Country Office
• Frank und Schuster, Germany
• Haymann Kollektionen, Germany
• Wilhelm Schleef Gmbh, Germany
• ClayMetalStone, USA
• NGOs, Exporters/Manufacturers in Asia
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