WORK EXPERIENCE

NEWELL BRANDS Kalamazoo, MI

Senior Manager, Design, Baby Division 2015 - present

Senior Manager, Advanced Design, Commercial Division 2012 - 2015

MASCO DESIGN Chicago, IL

Lead Design Manager 2009 - 2012

ROBERN COMPANY (Division of the Kohler Company) Bristol, PA

Senior Designer 2005 - 2009

LEA STEWART DESIGN

Freelance Designer 2002 - 2012

THE ART INSTITUTE OF PHILADELPHIA Philadelphia, PA

Instructor, School of Industrial Design Technology 2003 - 2006

SMURFIT STONE (now Rock Tenn) Swedesboro, NJ

Structural + Graphic Designer, Project Manager 2004-2005

INHABITAT.COM

Contributing writer 2009 - 2017

THE ANTIQUES OF THE FUTURE, LLC Philadelphia, PA

Graphic Designer, Web Manager 2002-2004

ELDON DESIGN ASSOCIATES Pennsburg, PA

Industrial Designer 2002-2004

JOSH OWEN DESIGN Philadelphia, PA

Industrial Designer 2002

RICHARD SCHULTZ DESIGN, INC Palm, PA

Industrial Designer 2001

JOANNE HUDSON & ASSOCIATES Philadelphia, PA

AutoCAD Drafter & Technician 2001

MICHAEL GRAVES STUDIOS Princeton, NJ

Architectural & Product Model Maker 2000

EDUCATION

Thomas Jefferson University (formerly Philadelphia University) Philadelphia, PA Bachelor of Science in Industrial Design, 2002

Glasgow School of Art Glasgow, Scotland Product Design, 2001

Konstfack University Stockholm, Sweden Sustainable Product Design, 2001

Altos de Chavon Escuela de Diseno Dominican Republic Display and Environmental Design, 2002

CERTIFICATIONS & CONTINUING EDUCATION

Child Passenger Safety Technician, 2017

Certified ServSafe Food Safety Specialist, 2014

Certified Aging in Place Specialist, 2012

GBCI, LEED GA Accreditation, 2010

French & Spanish courses 2005-2011

SKILLS

CORE

design management

strong influencing skills

leading global teams

design strategy

developing team member talent

form development

aesthetic critique

project management

design research & insights

ideation

sketching & visualization

work session facilitation

cross-functional collaboration

innovation leadership

experience design

creative direction

effective communication

strategic planning

design thinking

leading innovation process

vision creation

concept development

problem solving

storytelling

design for manufacture

user-centered design

ergonomics

visual brand language development

product development

excellence in public speaking

design education

CFM development

ODM product development (supplier)

BEYOND CORE

graphic design

trend analysis

softgoods design

sewing

prototyping

UI/interface design

qual & quant research

product marketing & strategy

SOFTWARE

Adobe Creative Suite

3D CAD Modeling (Creo, Solidworks)

MS Office Suite

Sketchbook Pro

Keyshot